Königswinter

View on town Konigswinter and city Bonn in backgrounf, Germany
View on town Konigswinter and city Bonn in backgrounf, Germany

The pretty resort city of Königswinter – situated on the east bank of the beautiful Rhine River, just a short sail south from Bonn – is the gateway to one of Germany’s oldest and most beautiful nature reserves, the Siebengebirge hill range.

Around 30 gorgeous lush-green hills make up the Siebengebirge, including the 321 metre-high Drachenfels which towers over Königswinter. Arguably the most famous of all the Siebengebirge hills, it’s believed – according to local legends – that Drachenfels was where Siegfried won his infamous battle against a dragon. Atop the hill – which can be climbed via the historic cog wheel railway – you’ll discover the ruins of the 12th century castle, which offers spectacular views of the Siebengebirge, the Rhine Valley and many cities and towns below; the hill’s fairytale-esque Schloss Drachenburg palace is well worth a visit too.

Choose to stay in Königswinter and you could wander along the pretty waterfront; take in a few historic architectural delights in the centre of the city, including the stately Town Hall, the Evangelical church and the Roman Catholic church of St Remigius; or even visit the fantastic Sea Life centre, which is home to several species of fascinating marine life from around the world.

Cruises to Königswinter

Schloss Drachenburg Castle in Konigswinter on the Rhine river, Germany Schloss Drachenburg Castle in Konigswinter on the Rhine river, Germany

Scenic Gems of the Rhine & Moselle • R2103

 Cologne
Brabant
Sat 24 Apr 2021
7 nights
  • A journey of scenic beauty, history and culture, devoted to the Rhine and Moselle’s most charming, beautiful and engrossing regions and destinations.
  • Uncover the best of the Moselle, including Cochem, home to Reichsburg Castle; Bernkastel-Kues, with its welcoming wine taverns; and the glorious countryside scenery of the Moselle Valley.
  • On the Rhine, you’ll revel in the diverse delights of the Rhine Gorge; see majestic Marksburg Castle – by day and night – in Braubach; and visit Rüdesheim, renowned for its wine production.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Marksburg castle ariel view, Braubach, River Rhine Marksburg castle ariel view, Braubach, River Rhine

Scenic Gems of the Rhine & Moselle • R2111

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 14 Jul 2021
7 nights
  • A journey of scenic beauty, history and culture, devoted to the Rhine and Moselle’s most charming, beautiful and engrossing regions and destinations.
  • Uncover the best of the Moselle, including Cochem, home to Reichsburg Castle; Bernkastel-Kues, with its welcoming wine taverns; and the glorious countryside scenery of the Moselle Valley.
  • On the Rhine, you’ll revel in the diverse delights of the Rhine Gorge; see majestic Marksburg Castle – by day and night – in Braubach; and visit Rüdesheim, renowned for its wine production.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Marksburg castle at night, Braubach, River Rhine Marksburg castle at night, Braubach, River Rhine

The Complete Rhine • R211112

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 14 Jul 2021
14 nights
  • Embark on a magical fortnight-long discovery of the Rhine, taking in fairytale-esque scenes of beautiful valleys and famous vineyards, as well as historic, culture-rich towns and cities.
  • Highlights include a chance to see Braubach’s Marksburg Castle lit up at night; sample some of Germany’s finest wines in Rüdesheim; and cruise the fabled Rhine Gorge.
  • There are also chances to explore Strasbourg’s UNESCO-listed heart; seek-out spectacular St Stephen’s Cathedral in Speyer; marvel at the Middle Rhine Valley; and much more.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Reichsburg Cochem on the Moselle valley Reichsburg Cochem on the Moselle valley

Scenic Gems of the Rhine & Moselle • R2114

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 04 Aug 2021
7 nights
  • A journey of scenic beauty, history and culture, devoted to the Rhine and Moselle’s most charming, beautiful and engrossing regions and destinations.
  • Uncover the best of the Moselle, including Cochem, home to Reichsburg Castle; Bernkastel-Kues, with its welcoming wine taverns; and the glorious countryside scenery of the Moselle Valley.
  • On the Rhine, you’ll revel in the diverse delights of the Rhine Gorge; see majestic Marksburg Castle – by day and night – in Braubach; and visit Rüdesheim, renowned for its wine production.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Vineyards, Rudesheim am Rhein, River rhine Vineyards, Rudesheim am Rhein, River rhine

The Complete Rhine • R211415

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 04 Aug 2021
14 nights
  • Embark on a magical fortnight-long discovery of the Rhine, taking in fairytale-esque scenes of beautiful valleys and famous vineyards, as well as historic, culture-rich towns and cities.
  • Highlights include a chance to see Braubach’s Marksburg Castle lit up at night; sample some of Germany’s finest wines in Rüdesheim; and cruise the fabled Rhine Gorge.
  • There are also chances to explore Strasbourg’s UNESCO-listed heart; seek-out spectacular St Stephen’s Cathedral in Speyer; marvel at the Middle Rhine Valley; and much more.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Marksburg castle ariel view, Braubach, River Rhine Marksburg castle ariel view, Braubach, River Rhine

Scenic Gems of the Rhine & Moselle • R2117

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 25 Aug 2021
7 nights
  • A journey of scenic beauty, history and culture, devoted to the Rhine and Moselle’s most charming, beautiful and engrossing regions and destinations.
  • Uncover the best of the Moselle, including Cochem, home to Reichsburg Castle; Bernkastel-Kues, with its welcoming wine taverns; and the glorious countryside scenery of the Moselle Valley.
  • On the Rhine, you’ll revel in the diverse delights of the Rhine Gorge; see majestic Marksburg Castle – by day and night – in Braubach; and visit Rüdesheim, renowned for its wine production.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Timbered buildings in Petite France, Strasbourg Timbered buildings in Petite France, Strasbourg

The Complete Rhine • R211718

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 25 Aug 2021
14 nights
  • Embark on a magical fortnight-long discovery of the Rhine, taking in fairytale-esque scenes of beautiful valleys and famous vineyards, as well as historic, culture-rich towns and cities.
  • Highlights include a chance to see Braubach’s Marksburg Castle lit up at night; sample some of Germany’s finest wines in Rüdesheim; and cruise the fabled Rhine Gorge.
  • There are also chances to explore Strasbourg’s UNESCO-listed heart; seek-out spectacular St Stephen’s Cathedral in Speyer; marvel at the Middle Rhine Valley; and much more.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
View of the Drachenfel castle, River Rhine View of the Drachenfel castle, River Rhine

Scenic Gems of the Rhine & Moselle • R2120

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 15 Sep 2021
7 nights
  • A journey of scenic beauty, history and culture, devoted to the Rhine and Moselle’s most charming, beautiful and engrossing regions and destinations.
  • Uncover the best of the Moselle, including Cochem, home to Reichsburg Castle; Bernkastel-Kues, with its welcoming wine taverns; and the glorious countryside scenery of the Moselle Valley.
  • On the Rhine, you’ll revel in the diverse delights of the Rhine Gorge; see majestic Marksburg Castle – by day and night – in Braubach; and visit Rüdesheim, renowned for its wine production.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.