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Escorted Rail Tours to Konigswinter

A charming town close to Drachenfels

Set on the right bank of the Rhine, the charming town of Königswinter enjoys a location at the foot of the pretty Siebengenirge Hills, with Drachenfels being the closest peak. The town dates back to about the 9th century, believed to have grown as a settlement of the nearby Abbey of Prüm. It is also rumoured that the town earned its name (meaning 'King's Winter') from Charlemagne, who allegedly spent some of his winters here.

In later years Königswinter continued to grow and became something of a religious centre - in addition to the churches in the town, there is also Heisternach, a ruined abbey inside the forest. With the coming of the railway the town developed as a tourist attraction, as people came to take the Drachenfels Railway to the castle ruins on the hillside. Today this charming riverside resort still remains very popular with visitors, with plenty of natural charm to recommend it.

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Railways & Wines Of The Rhine

Fairytale castles and winding rivers are traditional Rhine delights. Cruise the famous river, and enjoy scenic rail journeys through the vineyards of the Ahr Valley and into the foothills of the mighty Drachenfels.

Departs from May 2017 to September 2017.
6 days from £675per personView tour details
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