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The German Königswinter is a city in the Rhein-Sieg district in North Rhine-Westphalia. It is home to 41,050 people and it is situated on the eastern bank of the river Rhine, opposite of Bad Godesberg / Bonn district, at the foot of Siebengebirge Mountains and Petersberg. North of Drachenfels and Petersberg the Rhine Valley widens successively and becomes the Cologne Lowland. Other hills in the environs of Königswinter are Dollendorfer Hardt, Lohrberg, Nonnenstromberg, Stenzelberg, Weilberg and Wolkenburg, the highest being Ölberg with 461 m above sea level. Both tourist and locals enjoy the mild weather, the landscape as well as its proximity to Bonn, Cologne and Koblenz.
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In the winter as well as in the summer Königswinter offers a wide range of activities to be exercised in any weather. The city is host to many events. In 2019 the Rhine Promenade of the Old Town was declared a pedestrian zone. Cyclist have separate bicycle lanes. Car ferries near the Old Town (Rheinfähre Königswinter) and in Niederdollendorf (Rheinfähre Bad Godesberg – Niederdollendorf) take you to Bonn - Mehlem/Bad Godesberg.
Sea Life Königswinter is a highlight for the whole family, featuring more than 120 different aquatic animals in 36 pools and aquaria on 2,000 square metres. 40-kilometers away Bad Neuenahr - Ahrweiler is an insider tip for wellness and spa fans. Königswinter is the perfect holiday destination combining recreation, wellness and sports. Hotel offers are designed to cater for a wide variety of tastes.
Königswinter is located at the Siebengebirge Mountains, the oldest nature reserve in Germany. The mild climate and the sunny weather are perfect for wine growing on the hills of Königswinter and Oberdollendorf. Rheinsteig long distance hiking trail leads from Bonn to Wiesbaden in Hesse via Drachenfels. Drachenfels is one of the most popular mountains in Germany. Drachenfels with its castle dating from the 12th century and the rack railway has been influential in the region’s success as tourist destination. The former quarry Weilberg tells a 30 million- year history of the earth. Since May 2009 Königswinter has been part of Deutsche Alleenstraße, which leads from the Baltic Sea to Lake Constance. It is the longest holiday road in Germany with 2900km. The Rhine Promenade is very popular in the summer, boasting many bars and restaurants. Visit Lemmerz outdoor swimming pool at Sauren Berg on hot days and enjoy the amazing view of the Rhine Valley.