Drachenfelsbahn October 2018

WORTH THE VISIT—AND THE LUNCH–FOR SURE!

Steve's 009 and 09 Adventure

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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Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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