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Drachenfels

My mom has been visiting and we have been doing walks through our town, shopping, going to the gym & eating salads.  Doesn’t sound too different than my normal routine.  We did take a hike one sunny afternoon to Drachenfels.  This is the name of the rock and castle ruins atop a hill between Bad Honnef & Königswinter.  It was built in the 1100’s for the protection of Cologne from the south.

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The hike is only about 2km.  Half-way up is a war memorial with nice views of the Rhein.

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Walking along the hiking trail.

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When you make it to the top, there is a restaurant and view lookout.  From Königswinter you can take the cog railroad up, so the station is also on the top. 

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View towards Bonn on the other side of the Rhein.

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It is a short walk further up to the Drachenfels ruins.

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Here is the Drachenfels view from Bad Honnef.  This picture was taken from our bedroom window.

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This is a great little hike if you are in the area!

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