Aussicht vom Drachenfels in Königswinter
Drachenfelsbahn in Königswinter
Aussicht auf die Weinberge von Oberdollendorf

Siebengebirge

Of Dragons, Palaces and Marine Creatures.

The Siebengebirge-mountains are a very special place: there are mountains, which hardly anyone is familiar with, remote trails off the beaten hiker’s track and medieval castles no one knows about. Hence it is not surprising that this is also the home of dragons.  In the amazing nature park of the Siebengebirge-mountains in Königswinter you will spend a truly mystical hiking holiday. En route around Mount Drachenfels visit a genuine dragon cave or take a ride with the Drachenfelsbahn-tram, visit the reptile zoo and marvel at the secrets of the seas in SEA LIFE Königswinter. A boat trip on the river Rhine will show you even more stunning nature before you are walking along the promenade to Königswinter. Adventure hiking for the whole family in Germany‘s oldest nature park!  

active
  • 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
  • Minimum age: 8 years old

Itinerary

Arrival in the enchanting Königswinter, you can still take a walk on the Rhine.

Today you are headed for the legendary Mount Drachenfels, probabley the most renowned mountain of the Siebengebirge. It is even considered Germany’s most climbed peak. You are off the the lower terminus of the Drachenfelsbahn-tram. From there you ascend to the Nibelungenhalle-hall. Only the very bravest amongst you dare to visit the dragon in the dragon cave here. Past the reptile zoo and Drachenburg-castle you proceed uphill to Mount Drachenfels. You hike via the Nachtigallental-valley back to Königswinter. If you prefer a more leisurely hike simply cut the ascent short by taking a ride with the Drachenfelsbahn-tram.

3 - 4 hours

Ship ahoy! Gleefully you take a boat ride on the rive Rhine to Bonn. There is time left for you to get to know the city. For instance visit one of the numerous museums, stroll through countless parks or embark on a guided tour for children. During the City-Rally for both kids and adults you get to know lots together about the city of Bonn. After that you learn everything about our solar system during the planet-educational trail. Back to Königswinter you walk leisurely along the promenade. Experienced families kick off the hiking tour from Königswinter and proceed along the Rheinsteig-path to Bonn and then take the boat back.

3 - 4 hours

After all these enjoyable hiking days you have really earned a break from hiking. But again today an exciting day in Königswinter awaits. You leisurely stroll to the SEA LIFE. There you will experience the colourful underwater world up close! In Germany’s unique 360-degree glass tunnel it will feel just like as if you are under water. Discover more than 2000 animals in 36 aquariums and pool enclosures. Here you can even glance at a ghost ship in the ray-enclosure and watch giant sharks in the 7-metres deep Atlantis-pool. SEA LIFE becomes a particularly impressive experience especially during the allocated feeding times.

ca. 2 Stunden

The scenery of the Siebengebirge-nature park was shaped by volcanoes and also produced rocks and stones, which were quarried and used to build Cologne cathedral in the Middle Ages. Along the 200 possible hiking kilometres of the Siebengebierge-mountains you keep coming across ancient Roman quarries. You too can discover them during an exciting circular walk around Mount Petersberg today. Past the mystic Haisterbach monastery ruin you walk through the ‚Dollendorfer Hardt‘ with marvellous long-distance views onto the Rhine river valley and the Siebengebirge-mountains. You may even come across a fire salamander or a peregrine, two of over 80 species of fauna and flora which are critically endangered, however can still be found in the Siebengebirge-mountains.  

approx. 3 hours

Unfortunately, even the most beautiful hiking trip has an end or would you like to spend a few more days in the magical Siebengebirge?

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 13, 2019 - Apr 25, 2019
Arrival daily
Season 2
Apr 26, 2019 - Oct 5, 2019
Arrival daily
Wandering Siebengebirge, 6 days, DE-NWAKK-06X
Base price
Base price 6 - 15 Years
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board (5x) (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Surcharge half board (5x) children aged 6-15 (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
345,00
195,00
195,00
85,00
55,00
385,00
195,00
195,00
85,00
55,00

Category: 3***-S JUFA hotel Königswinter/Bonn

Child prices valid when staying in a room with 2 full paying adults.

Season 1
Apr 13, 2019 - Apr 25, 2019
Season 2
Apr 26, 2019 - Oct 5, 2019
Königswinter
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
57,00
96,00
64,00
103,00

Services and infos

Included

  • 5 overnight stays in JUFA Hotel Königswinter/Bonn***-s, breakfast included
  • 1x boat ride Königswinter – Bonn
  • 1x entrance fee to Sea Life Königswinter
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel information 1x per room with route maps or overview maps,..
  • Service hotline

 

Optional extras

  • Half-board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
  • Ascent by Drachenfelsbahn-tram, approx. EUR 8 per adult and approx. EUR 5 per child up to age of 13, payable on site

 

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

  • Fly to Cologne Airport.
  • Arrival by train at Königswinter and then a short walk of approx. 15 minutes to the hotel or by taxi in a few minutes to the hotel, approx. EUR 5 per ride, payable on site.
  • Parking: free hotel parking spaces. No reservation necessary.

 

  • Minimum age 6 years old. Younger children might be possible upon request.
  • Requirements: basic fitness level and some walking experience. Children should be used to walking a couple of hours at a time.
  • You mainly walk along well-maintained hiking paths, roads with very little traffic and along the Rhine-river promenade.

 

Michael Kröll
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Michael Kröll, Manager Euroaktiv

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