The oldest rack railroad in Germany
A ride on Germany's oldest cogwheel railroad is far more than just a child's dream. Since 1883, it has connected the old town of Königswinter, located in the Rhine Valley, with the Siebengebirge, ending at the Drachenfelsplateau. The Drachenfelsbahn has carried more than 40 million passengers through the Siebengebirge and thrills young and old with the highest engineering skills and a dreamlike view over the romantic Rhine Valley.
The track connects the valley station of the Drachenfelsbahn with Niebelungenhalle, Schloss Drachenburg, the Burghof and the Drachenfelsplateau with restaurant and event location.
A visit to the Drachenfelsbahn is always a glimpse into history. Where once smoky steam locomotives drove, electric railcars have been on the line since 1953, taking passengers along the 1520m-long route to an altitude of 289m.
Due to technical problems, it is currently not possible to purchase one-way tickets for the descent or ascent at the ticket machines at the middle and top stations. Tickets for the ascent and descent are still available.
You have the possibility to purchase corresponding tickets at the ticket office of the valley station or online.
Thank you for your understanding.
The Drachenfels, the railroad and the Siebengebirge
A wonderful trip with the historic rack railroad. We enjoyed it very much and can recommend it.