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The picturesque wine-growing town of Königswinter lies on the right bank of the Rhine and stretches up to the summit of Drachenfels Cliff.

Königswinter has countless attractions and stories to tell. It is the gateway to Germany's oldest nature reserve, the Siebengebirge Mountains. High up on one summit stands the Hotel Petersberg, which in the course of history has often been the setting for political dialogue. The oldest cog railway in Germany will take you up to the ruined castle at the summit of the Drachenfels Cliff, from where you have a magnificent view down into the Rhine Valley. Half way up stands Drachenburg Castle.

Ticket Office Königswinter

53639 Königswinter
Breite/Lat: 50.673391 Länge/Lon: 7.191808

Tel. 0 22 23 / 2 16 38
Fax 0 22 23 / 2 16 38
E-Mail: kd-koenigswinter(at)


Useful Information

Information concerning the landing-stage

  • The KD landing-stage in Königswinter is accessible to passengers with restricted mobility.
  • Passengers are requested to be at the landing-stage 15 minutes before the scheduled sailing time. 
  •  The ticket office in Linz is manned by our partner PSS. Tickets can be purchased in the online shop, on board of the ship or at the ticket office of our partner PSS
  • Payment options: cash. No two-in-one-tickets available.

Getting to the landing-stage by public transport

Tram no. 66 from Bonn as far as stop "Fähre/Sea Life Aquarium" in the centre of Königswinter, opposite the KD landing-stage.  
Alternatively by regional train to Königswinter Station, from there 10-15 min. walk.

Getting to the landing-stage by car

From the south on autobahn A3 take exit Siebengebirge in the direction of Königswinter. From the north on A59/B42 highway take the exit Königswinter and follow the signs to local public car parks (subject to charge). 

Information for coaches

There is a bus stop across the road from the KD landing-stage in front of the Sea Life Aquarium. Or you may use the coach parks P1 or P8 in Königswinter.

Suggested tours

Siebengebirge tour

One of the most popular excursion destinations from Wesseling is the Siebengebirge mountain range. We take you right to the heart of this unique idyllic landscape featuring castles and ruins spread around the seven mountains.

You can enjoy a comfortable journey on board our ships, past Bonn and Drachenfels mountain, with its wealth of legends, to Königswinter. Take advantage, for instance, of our attractively priced combined ticket and travel by rack-and-pinion railway to the newly designed Drachenfels plateau with its historical old building and modern glass cube. But it is also rewarding to explore more of the region by ship. Not without reason is the picturesque spa town of Bad Honnef also referred to as “Nice on the Rhine”. Charming little Rhineland towns such as Unkel and Linz are also worthy of a visit, and the two spas of Breisig and Bad Hönningen should not be missed.

Siebengebirge tour

Combined ticket Drachenfels

Perfect for a day trip: The KD combined ticket Drachenfels offers outward and return journeys to Königswinter by ship and a ride on the Drachenfels railway as an inexpensive package.


Combined ticket Drachenfels

Combined ticket Sea Life

Day trip focused on water: The KD combined ticket Sea Life offers outward and return journeys to Königswinter by ship and entry to Sea Life Königswinter in an attractively priced package.


Combined ticket Sea Life

Mit Fahrrad & Schiff ab Bonn ins Siebengebirge

Wir bieten Ihnen in Kooperation mit der Radstation an unserem KD Anleger in Bonn die Möglichkeit zu einer aktiven Tour ins Siebengebirge. Ob Sie zunächst um 12.30 Uhr in Bonn an Bord gehen und sich mit einem Fitness-Salat stärken, bevor Sie Ihre Radtour starten oder lieber zuerst in die Pedale treten, ist Ihnen überlassen. Unser Fahrplan mit Haltepunkten in Königswinter, Bad Honnef, Unkel, Remagen oder Linz bietet Ihnen die nötige Flexibilität.
Wir beraten Sie gern.

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Drachenfels, definitely the best-known mountain in the Cologne/Bonn region, has a castle ruin on its peak which is visible from far afield and, with the Drachenfels plateau, is one of the most frequently visited local excursion destinations in the Rhineland. Both hikers with the ambition to reach the peak through the well-known Nachtigallental (Nightingale Valley) or the Eselsweg (Donkey’s Path) and visitors who travel up by the Drachenfelsbahn railway love the view far into the Rhine Valley.

Drachenburg Castle

Drachenburg Castle, built in 1882-1884, is the youngest of the castles and palaces on the Middle Rhine. Its interior design is exceptionally splendid. Following comprehensive restoration, visitors can experience home décor from the closing years of the 19th century in the refurnished rooms. The large country park invites you to linger and stroll there. The history of the castle comes to life in exhibitions on its eventful past and the restoration measures.

Drachenfels railway

The valley station of the oldest rack-and-pinion railway in Germany is located at the foot of Drachenfels mountain. Originally steam locomotives pulled the carriages to the summit; today railcars perform this function, overcoming a difference in height of 220 m and elevations of up to 22% on a stretch of track which is 1.5 km long. This makes the connection from the old part of Königswinter to the ruin on Drachenfels a real experience for anyone interested in railways.

Tip: Combined ticket Drachenfels


When you descend Drachenfels towards the valley – with the legend of Siegfried and the dragon in mind and also inspired by the romantic forest route beneath dark trees – perhaps you will consider what might once have lived in these forests. In this ‘dragon mood’, the Nibelungenhalle awaits you, with its 40-metre-long dragon’s lair, at the end of which a 13-metre dragon lies in waiting.


Experience a highlight for both young and old. The Lokomobil of the company Bergbahnen im Siebengebirge AG offers 54 upholstered and roofed seats and takes you directly from the KD landing stage on a roughly 20-minute round trip to Königswinter and also to the valley station of the Drachenfels railway.


SEA LIFE Königswinter is situated right on the Rhine at the foot of the Siebengebirge mountains. Discover the underwater world of over 130 species in 36 aquariums on an area of 1,200 m² and the 360° glass tunnel (the only one of its kind in Germany) through which the visitors pass the Atlantic aquarium. What a way to experience sharks and rays close up, face to face!

Tip: Combined ticket Sea Life

Tourist Information Königswinter

Drachenfelsstraße 51
53639 Königswinter
Tel. 02223 / 9177 11
Fax 02223 / 9177 20
E-Mail: info(at)

Do you have any questions? We will be happy to help you!

Service Centre

Tel. +49 (0)221/2088-318
Fax +49 (0)221/2088-345


Frequently Asked Questions

Here you can find the answers to the most important questions about KD's services.


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