Rheinsteig Stage 2: Königswinter–Bad Honnef (north–south)

with breathtaking views from the top. The new plateau with its spacious step seating, completed just a few years ago, encourages you to pause for a moment. If you like, you can conserve your energy and master the first ascent on the Drachenfelsbahn, Germany’s oldest cog railway still in operation. You can also gaze far into the distance from the ruins of Löwenburg Castle and Himmerich Hill. There’s quite a climb before you do so, however! Luckily, there’s lots of shady woodland to protect you from the sun.


Rheinsteig Stage 2: Königswinter–Bad Honnef (north–south)
4:30 h
13,9 km
568 m
628 m

source Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH · author: Frank Gallas

Tourplanner Rhineland-Palatinate

Planning bicycle and walking tours

The Tourplanner Rhineland-Palatinate helps you search for hiking and cycling trails, making it easier for you to plan your own tours. Here, you can access both premium long-distance hiking trails and certified short and circular routes, as well as long-distance cycling trails and themed trails. The relevant route details are displayed and you can save the desired tour as a PDF, print it out or download the GPS data for it. In addition to the tours, the interactive map included in the tour planner shows you the available attractions, restaurants and accommodation along the route. You can also visit the ‘Community’ section in the tour planner to read about other people’s hiking experiences or submit your own reviews.