Water activity

Cologne to Königswinter: Siebengebirge Cruise

Water activity

Cologne to Königswinter: Siebengebirge Cruise

From US$ 42.04 per person

Enjoy a boat cruise from Cologne to Königswinter through the fantastic Siebengebirge. Marvel at the stunning views of the countryside as you enjoy the cruise. Admire the view from the Drachenfels or enjoy a relaxing stroll along the waterfront.

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Duration 4 - 8 hours
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Audio guide included
English, German
Wheelchair accessible


  • Enjoy a boat cruise through the spectacular Siebengebirge
  • Discover the Rhineland from Bonn to Königswinter via the Drachenfels
  • Admire the legendary Drachenfels and the castle ruins at the top of the summit
Full description
Explore the spectacular Siebengebirge on a fascinating boat tour. Climb aboard in Cologne and cruise past Bonn and the legendary Drachenfels to Königswinter. Admire the stunning views of the countryside and the towns along the way. The Drachenfels is the most famous mountain in the region surrounding Cologne and Bonn. At the top of the summit is a ruined castle which, together with the Drachenfels plateau, is one of the most popular recreation areas in the Rhineland. Stroll along the waterfront or head up the mountain with the Drachenfels Railway to enjoy the breathtaking views over the Rhine Valley and the Rolandsbogen. You can choose between a one-way cruise from Cologne to Königswinter or a roundtrip cruise from Cologne to Königswinter and back. If you opt for the roundtrip cruise, you’ll have sufficient time to explore Königswinter on your own.
  • Boat cruise from Cologne to Königswinter (one-way cruise) or from Cologne to Königswinter and back (roundtrip cruise)
  • Food and drinks

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  • Infants up to 3 years can do the tour for free.
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4.3 /5

based on 332 reviews

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Loved this trip even through we didn’t arrive in Konigswinter until 2pm. You don’t see any castles until you arrive at Konigswinter. Took the cog train up (follow the crowd off the boat!) to the ruins, had a quick tour of the castle (beautiful) grabbed an ice cream outside the the castle and walked back down into town. Took a quick look round the town and back onto the boat. We were back in Cologne just after 7pm, we had beautiful weather and enjoyed the day!

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March 27, 2023

Not the most scenic cruise (no castles), but a relaxing day experiencing river travel along with local folks. The view from the overlook in Konigswinter was lovely. I appreciated other reviewers' report that we wouldn't have time in Konigswinter to do very much. We followed the crowd straight ahead from the boat dock to ride the cog railroad, enjoy the view, and then ride back down in time to enjoy ice cream and walking around the town before catching the return boat. The ride back to Cologne was much shorter, going downstream. We found the food service on the boat to be perfectly adequate, unlike some reviewers. The boat is a regular daily service from Cologne with several stops out and back, not a dedicated cruise. It works out that one can get off at Konigswinter, have a fun stop, see a good view of the Rhine, and say you have been somewhere before catching the same boat on its return trip.

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March 27, 2023

A long journey to Konigswinter, there and back, made very pleasant by having ample food, snacks and drinks on sale, and all table service. A journey on the Rhine is always interesting, watching the mighty barges pass by, or the cruise ships travelling to their next drop off point. Journey was a little sad today, witnessing the effects of the drought on the height of the river, many beach areas are in evidence, perhaps at least 2 metres lost. On arrival at Konigswinter, we were allowed another 3 hours to explore, certainly long enough to get to the top of the Drachenfels, and to have a meal. All in all a very long, but very enjoyable day out.

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March 27, 2023

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