WORTH THE VISIT—AND THE LUNCH–FOR SURE!
On a recent trip to Bonn, Germany I got the chance to visit the Drachenfels Railway. It’s a metre gauge (3 ft 3 inch) rack railway that runs from Koenigswinter, just south of Bonn, to the top of the Drachenfels mountain. It’s a single track line, 1.5km (just under 1 mile) long and climbs 220 metres (722 feet) to an altitude of 289 metres (948 feet) with a maximum gradient of 1 in 5 (20%). Enough maths, here’s the start of the journey.
It’s an interesting ride, passing Schloss Drachenburg on the way.
You arrive at the summit terminus.
There’s a super view of the Rhine river.
By the summit station there’s another castle. How many narrow gauge lines can boast two castles along their route?
The glass ‘cube’ is a very nice restaurant and I stopped to enjoy a flammkuchen.
On my return journey I admired the…
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