Built in 1210, the Godesburg stands on a 75-metre basalt knoll. There is a wonderful view over the Siebengebirge and the Rhine valley from the 32 metre-high castle keep. Below the castle, one finds the Baroque Michaeliskapelle (St. Michael’s Chapel), built in 1670, and the castle cemetery with many richly-ornamented tombs from around 1900 belonging to the upper middle classes.
Königswinter can be reached by taking a ferry across the Rhine. Königswinter is inseparably linked with the emergence of Rhine romanticism. The old town lies in the shadow of the Drachenfels and boasts magnificent avenues and a promenade along the river banks. In 1870, the area along the river was redesigned to form a promenade. Pruned plane trees give it its characteristic appearance and enhance its attractive style.
Other places worth seeing include Muffendorf – a district with half-timbered houses, the Martinskirche (St. Martin’s Church) and the former “La Redoute” spa building.