Excursion Siebengebirge

The Nature Park Siebengebirge is one of the most beautiful and romantic regions along the Middle Rhine Valley, being home of many legends and myths. About 100 plant communities are abundant, of which about one-third are endangered in North Rhine-Westphalia. Being the cradle of German Nature Conservation, it is one of the most prominent examples of the original concepts to value nature and ecosystem services.

Excursion programme - time schedule
9:00 Meeting at Info Point in Bonn Central Station
Departure: 9:29 We will take the tram 66 with direction to Bad Honnef (30 minutes)
Approx. 10:00 Arrival at Königswinter, Clemens-August-Straße
Approx. 10:00-11:00 Hike and guided tour through "Nachtigallental" (= valley of nightingales) to "Drachenburg" (= dragon castle)
There is the opportunity to take the rack railway to Drachenburg.
Approx. 11:00-12:00 Guided tour: German history of nature conservation in a building close to the Drachenburg:
12:30-13:30 Lunch in the bistro
If you like you can visit the area and selected rooms of the Drachenburg.
Approx. 13:30-14:30 Walk and guided tour to "Drachenfels" (= dragon rock)
We will enjoy the view towards the Rhine valley and Siebengebirge. In the guided tour, we will learn about myths and legends of the romantic scenery.
Approx. 14:30-16:00 Return to Königswinter ferry via "Eselsweg" (= donkey path) and end of guided tour; departure to Bonn
We will walk along the traces of Romans. We can visit the "Nibelungenhalle" (hall of Nibelung), including a reptile zoo.
If you like, you can take the boat back to Bonn at 17:20 and enjoy ice cream or coffee in between in Königswinter.
Approx. 17:00 Arrival in Bonn by tram
Approx. 18:00 Arrival in Bonn by boat

Information: Please note that outdoor shoes and weather-proof clothing are recommended.
There is a direct connection to Cologne/Bonn Airport by local train every hour (30 minutes to the destination)

Castle Drachenburg
Castle Drachenburg

View from Drachenfels
View from Drachenfels