Konigswinter’s luscious location amidst the gentle River Rhine and the scenic slopes of the Siebengebirge Mountain make it an alluring aesthetic delight. Add a smattering of historic buildings, a rich regional culture and a proximate location to some of Germany’s most modern metropolises and you will discover that Konigswinter is an ideal holiday destination. In the thriving city, nature, history and culture co-exist harmoniously, proving visitors with an idyllic atmosphere in which to explore and enrich.
One of Konigswinter’s most alluring attractions is undoubtedly the Drachenfels, an undulating selection of hills steeped in local legend and mystical mythology. Take Germany’s oldest railway line to the scenic summit, enjoying impossibly romantic vistas of the Rhine valley along the way. After the dramatic ascension, travellers will be delivered to the ruins of the legendary Konigswinter landmark, a castle whose fairy-tale façade is truly magical. Absorb the incomparable views of the Rhine Valley before descending to the tranquil city.
Immerse yourself in the city’s fascinating local legacy with a visit to the Siebengerbirgs Museum. Here, an ever-changing programme of excellent exhibitions delve into the city’s rich historic inheritance; collections cover agricultural and industrial traditions while using paintings and photographs to depict life in bygone eras.
Travellers looking to appease and appetite for authenticity will be delighted with rustic and inviting Weinhaus Weinmuehle. The wooden vaults and exposed brickwork of the lovingly furnished restaurant gives a truly authentic air that is heightened by a menu brimming with regional specialities. Sample the rich and robust flavours of tender veal with seasoned potatoes and baked salmon with filed fresh vegetables. (Lindenstrasse 7, Oberdollendorf, 53639 Konigswinter; Germany)