Schloss Drachenburg in Königswinter, Luftansicht, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Di­verse ex­per­i­ence des­tin­a­tions

Pic­tur­esque loc­a­tions in­vite vis­it­ors for cul­tur­al en­coun­ters

Today, palaces and castles are centres of art and cultural encounters or pilgrimage sites for hikers and cyclists. For example, visitors can attend concerts, murder mystery dinners or culinary walks at the various experience destinations. Large open spaces are designed as leisure parks and some of the buildings have been converted into imaginative galleries and even a youth hostel. The experience elevator goes all the way up to a hilltop castle. The double cableway brings guests from one part of the city to another. Festivals, craft markets and jousting tournaments are the jewels in the colourful calendar of events, promising exciting entertainment all year round.

Please note that interested parties should check the websites of the castles to see whether dates and opening times have changed. There you will usually find information on behavioral requirements, access limits and hygiene measures as well.