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View to Drachenfels Germany

One of the many mountains in the Siebengebirge is this one called "Petersberg", which is near the Rhine and offers a great view over Bonn and "Drachenfels".

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Travel Information

There is free parking at the top of Petersberg, but sometimes you have to pay a small fee if you want to get up there by car.
Crowd Factor Just a few people
Best Timing Sunset during fall
Sunrise & Sunset 05:21 - 21:37 | current local time: 06:51
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Spot Comments (14)

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abdulla alkooheji
abdulla alkooheji 26.09.2019
im going near by next autumn
Manuel Becker
Manuel Becker 26.09.2019
That's great, especially because they just made some big rebuilding of this area, which made it quite hard to get a good photo from this spot within the last few months. I can also recommend you to walk up to Ölberg if you have time, since this offers a really nice view over the valley as well: https://www.locationscout.net/germany/1610-view-over-bonn-from-oelberg-siebengebirge/12595
abdulla alkooheji
abdulla alkooheji 29.09.2019 , edited
hi, I have an iPhone X max and will be using zoom lens to get better shot anyway your advice and much appreciated and I will sharing the result once I take it.... I only will have 1 day to do this shot and hopefully to get it
abdulla alkooheji
abdulla alkooheji 26.09.2019
any chance to get nice shot with mobile photography on raw mode
Manuel Becker
Manuel Becker 26.09.2019
It very much depends on your phone I guess, because you need a little bit of zoom if you want to get a similar photo like mine. Not much though, but wide angle wasn't an option for me since I didn't want to include the forest in front of me and have the focus on the castle.
abdulla alkooheji
abdulla alkooheji 09.11.2019
Unfortunately I’m trying to find the location but couldn’t Anyone can help
Manuel Becker
Manuel Becker 09.11.2019
Hey dear Abdulla, where are you exactly? If you switch the map to "Satellite" I marked the very exact point I was standing when I took this photo. If you found the parking of the Hotel at Petersberg, which is also marked on the map, you simple need to walk behind the hotel to the public back porch. To get to the hotel, you need to drive up a road to "Petersberg", which can be reached by driving from Königswinter to Ittenbach. The simpliest way to get there is probably by using Google Maps and entering "Petersberg". Did that help?
abdulla alkooheji
abdulla alkooheji 09.11.2019
I found the parking but not your spot My time is over and I had to leave Anyway thanks for your advice
Tatyana Tregubova
Tatyana Tregubova 20.08.2019
Incredible view!
Manuel Becker
Manuel Becker 20.08.2019
Yeah it's definitely so nice up there. If you are around I would recommend the view from "Ölberg" even more, since you have a wider view over the shaped mountains of the "Siebengebirge".
Johannes Spaethe
Johannes Spaethe 02.09.2018
Hi Manuel, which focal length do you recommend for this view? I guess, at least 100mm? br Johannes
Manuel Becker
Manuel Becker 02.09.2018
Hey Johannes, I used 50mm on an APSC camera for the sunset photo, so if you are using a full frame camera you might probably start around 70mm. 100mm is also fine of course. The one at the event "Schlossleuchten" was taken at 75mm.
Johannes Spaethe
Johannes Spaethe 02.09.2018
Great, my lense-portfolio ends at 85mm ;) By the way, thanks for initializing and administrating such a great website!
Manuel Becker
Manuel Becker 02.09.2018
Hehe, 85mm is perfectly fine in my opinion. Already curious about your photos and thanks for your feedback, glad that you like the platform! :)

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