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Königswinter [1] is a town in Germany's North Rhine-Westphalia state.

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By train

The nearest bigger railway stations to Königswinter are in Bonn, Cologne and Siegburg. But Königswinter also has its own railway station. It can by reached from Cologne by a regional train going to Koblenz. But make sure, that your train is travelling on the right side of the Rhine and not via Bonn on the left and that your train stops in Königswinter.

By S-Bahn

From these stations you have to travel by S-Bahn or tram. Long distance trains might pass Königswinter, but don't stop. From Siegburg or Bonn you take the tram 66. But be careful that you do not use the train that is just going up to Ramersdorf. You need a train going to Königswinter or Bad Honnef. From Cologne you can either take a tram or S-Bahn to Siegburg or Bonn or you get a regional train that is directly going to Königswinter. Mostly these are trains from Cologne to Koblenz, but - of course - only those on the Rhine's right side. You you must look for trains passing Deutz, the airport of Cologne, Troisdorf and Beuel. Trains travelling to Koblenz via Bonn and Remagen won't bring you here.

By Boat

By boat you can reach Königswinter with the tourist boats on the rhine, e.g. the KölnDüsseldorfer. And you can also reach Königswinter by ferry from Bonn Mehlem - but this is not quite useful if you're not living in Bonn.

By Car

You can reach Königswinter directly from one of the biggest German motorway, the A3. Just take the exit "Siebengebirge" and follow the signs over the "Margarethenhöhe". If you are coming from Cologne you might also use the A 59 to Bonn and Neuwied. This motorway is also the right way for you if you are coming from Bonn. Just cross the Rhine and enter the motorway. Then you will have to take the exit "Königswinter". After entering the town signs lead you to parking places.

Get around

Königswinter consists on the one hand of the "main city" directly in the rhine valley and the suburb of "Dollendorf" and on the other hand of many many bigger and smaller villages in the Siebengebirge, such as Ittenbach, Oberpleis, Stieldorf, Heisterbach or Thomasberg to mention the main one's.


Schloß Drachenburg in Königswinter
  • Drachenfels is a mountain in Königswinter where, according to legend, Siegfried slayed the dragon that lived on the mountain.
  • Train to the Drachenfels this railway is the oldest in Germany with a cog wheel.
  • Unkel is a town several minutes by S-Bahn from Königswinter. The town is noted for its charm, river boat cruises, and as being home to two German chancellors after World War II.
  • Siebengebirge many nice places in the forests and many wonderful views on the Rhine valley.
  • Heisterbach historic ruin of a church inside the forest.


Next to visiting the City of Königswinter you might go walking in the "Siebengebirge". In here you'll find much more (and sometimes even nicer) places, than the Drachenfels. A good point to start going through the forests is the "Margarethenhöhe". This can be reached by the bus 520 from Königswinter or by car. You'll find parking places here, but you have to pay for then and - espacially in the summer and on weekends - have to search them. From here you can go to the Ölberg, the region's highest mountain, with a nice view on the landscape. (about half an hour) You can also walk to the Löwenburg, an old castle from the middle ages - or what you can still see of it, as it's a ruin. (about 1 to 1 and a half hour) Or you can go to the Milchhäuschen, a small restaurant in the forest (about an hour) and further to the Drachenfels (another hour). If you take the bus 521 you can visit Oberdollendorf with small old houses and wine restaurants and you can go to Heisterbach, a ruin of a church inside the forest.


Essentially all of the shops are located just east of the Rhine River, on the town's main street. Since there isn't a wide variety of shops, most shops are geared toward locals, however, since Königswinter is a noteworthy town in the Siebengebirge region postcards and other souvenirs are available for purchase.


You will find small fast food stores which offers french fries, saussages, etc. as well as very good restaurants in here. Most of them can be found in the main street, at the rhine and on the way to the Drachenfels.

  • Italia
    An Italian restaurant located in the center of town. The hosts are very hospitable, however, they only speak Italian and German.


  • Hotel Petersberg +49 (0) 2223 - 74 0 info@petersberg.steigenberger.de
    price: Rooms cost between several hundred to a few thousand Euro
    The Grand Hotel Petersberg is the official guest hotel of the German government. All foreign dignitaries in Germany as guests of the German government stay here. The hotel has been the host of numerous historical conferences.
  • [Hotel Haus Bergblick Hotel Haus Bergblick] (address: Gebrüder-Grimm-Straße 11) (directions: Located several minutes away by S-Bahn in the town of Bad Honnef) +49 (0) 2224 56 01 info@hotel-haus-bergblick.de
  • Hotel Ölberg (address: Gustav-Freytag-Straße 1) +49 (0) 2244 - 8 17 27
    price: Single:€37.50, Double:€ 45, Triple: €57.40

Get out

  • Bonn Is a half hour S-Bahn ride from Königswinter.
  • Cologne Is easy to get to by train from Königswinter's train station.
  • Koblenz Is easily accessable from Königswinter, however, the ride is a bit long by train.


Source wikitravel.org/en/Königswinter