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Cologne: Private Half-Day Trip Drachenburg Castle and Linz

1. Cologne: Private Half-Day Trip Drachenburg Castle and Linz

If you are looking for an epic half-day trip near Cologne, Drachenburg Castle may be your choice. It is a stunning castle built on the Drachenfels mountain with breathtaking views of the Rhein valley. Be picked-up at your accommodation in Cologne by the private car and take a 40-minutes comfortable drive south to the charming Konigswinter village. You will reach the Burg Drachenfels by fun and historical Drachenfelsbahn, which is the oldest cog railway in Germany. It feels like you're being pulled up the hill of a roller coaster, but without a scary drop. At the top of the mountain you will find a ruined medieval castle with incredible views . On a sunny day you may even spot Cologne Cathedral! Once you finish, make your way down the path towards Castle Drachenburg. It is actually a castle-like 19th century villa and it’s absolutely worth exploring its short, but turbulent history. You will be accompanied by our Expert-Guide, who will reveal all interesting facts and stories. The castle is perfectly renovated and glistens in its original splendour. Do not forget to take a leisurely stroll in the beautiful gardens. The Drachenfelsbahn will take you back to the village. Choosing a 6-hour option you will discover in addition the beautiful village of Linz am Rhein, known as the “colorful city”. During about 2-hour sightseeing tour with your Guide you will stroll through historic cobblestoned streets and admire 16th century picturesque half-timbered houses. You will get to know the highlights such as: Old Market Square, St. Martin Church, Linz Castle and part of medieval city fortification Pulverturm. The Guide will make sure that your trip is unforgettable and tailored to your interests. Once you enjoy all attractions you will be comfortable taken back to your accommodation place.

From Cologne: Private Burg Castle and Benrath Palace Trip

2. From Cologne: Private Burg Castle and Benrath Palace Trip

Add a touch of adventure to your stay in Cologne by visiting Burg Castle in Solingen, an astonishing medieval hilltop residence just a short ride away from the city. Take advantage of skip-the-line tickets, a Licensed Guide and private car transfers exclusively for your group. Enjoy a journey back to the Middle Ages! Your 4-hour adventure begins with a pickup from your Cologne accommodation in a clean, air-conditioned vehicle. Sit down and enjoy a relaxing ride filled with engaging stories, historical facts and legends of the past. Burg Castle is located in Solingen, which in the Middle Ages was known as the “City of Blades” - the Northern Europe blacksmith center. The castle itself houses a remarkable collection of armory and weapons, showcasing what a life of a medieval knight would be like, as well as an exhibition on the history of the region from early medieval times to industrial revolution. For your convenience, we provide skip-the-line tickets to Burg Castle so you can save time and spend more time exploring the castle rather than waiting in the line to the ticket office. Your Private Guide will introduce you to the castle’s history, from the rise of the Duchy of Berg, through the castle’s decay, to its restoration as a major public attraction. See highlights such as the Great Hall, the Gallery of Ancestral Portraits, the Chapel and so much more! There will be free time to do souvenir shopping or dine at a local restaurant. Choose the 5-hour option to also discover a Baroque pearl of the region - the Benrath Palace. Travel through the picturesque Wuppertal landscapes, featuring the Wuppertal river and the Mungsten Bridge, which is the highest railway bridge in Germany. Make a stop at the beautiful Benrath Palace to learn about its history and relax in its lush park and garden, which is home to more than 80 species of birds and over 300 of beetles. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at your Cologne accommodation.

Cologne: Hoensbroek Castle Private Half-Day Tour

3. Cologne: Hoensbroek Castle Private Half-Day Tour

Almost a stone throw away from Cologne lies the Hoensbroek Castle, one of the largest and most beautiful castles in Holland. Be picked-up at your accommodation in Cologne by comfortable car and follow the adventure. Climb almost 200 feet high fortified medieval lookout tower for the views. Feel shivers run down your spine in the dungeon - 1 cell still exists! You Private Guide will pick you up from your accomodation place and after about 75 minutes of comfortable ride you will arrive at your destination. Hoensbroek Castle altered its shape and style throughout the centuries of its existence, and most of its current shape comes from 17th and 18th centuries. With its towers and water-filled moat it is an impressive sight. We will arrange skip-the-line tickets to save your time and make sure you get the most out of the trip. The Professional Guide will passionately show you around and reveal the history of the place. The interiors are fully equipped - furniture, paintings, sculptures and numerous everyday objects. You will experience what life was like in the castle in the Middle Ages and later - from the perspective of the owners as well as numerous servants. After fully experiencing local attractions the Driver will comfortably take you back to your accomodation place in Cologne.

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