Across the Rhine from the Federal City lies Germany's oldest nature preserve, the Siebengebirge, with numerous footpaths. The favourite destination is the Drachenfels hill, 321 metres high, which can be reached on foot or via one of the oldest rack railways in Germany or even on the back of a donkey - for children only. Further points of interest include the Konrad-Adenauer-Haus in Rhöndorf (home of the first Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany) and the Siebengebirgsmuseum Königswinter.

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Rheinsteig trail

The 320 km "Rheinsteig" hiking trail runs between Bonn, Koblenz, and Wiesbaden along predominantly narrow paths and challenging inclines past forests, vineyards, and spectacular views. The Rheinsteig can be easily reached by train, boat, and car.

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The Siegtal (Sieg river valley)

Offers abundant opportunities for recreation - from tennis to golf to canoe trips. There is also a rich and varied selection of cultural attractions, including St. Michael's Benedictine Abbey at Siegburg. More information available under

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