Two viewing platforms (Westfels and Südfels) offer panoramic views of the Palatinate Forest, as far as Donnersberg and Hunsrück.
If you find your way along rock formations, down sandstone steps, into the dragon's chamber and dragon's cave, you will know where the mountain got its name: Was this the scene of Siegfried's fight with the dragon from the Nibelungen saga?
The "Friedrichsbrunnen" at the foot of the mountain is also popularly known as the "Siegfriedsbrunnen"...
The imposing rock formations are of geological significance and of special character and beauty. The surrounding pearl-grass beech forest is rarely found in the red sandstone area of the Palatinate Forest.
The forest there is gradually developing back into primeval forest. The area is the habitat of rare plant and animal species and is also of regional significance because of its history (a refuge in Celtic times, a mountain fortress of the Romans).
The way up is quite steep in parts, but it is definitely worth the effort. There is a lot to discover at the top, especially for children.
The Drachenfels has been a nature reserve since 1972.
The protected status is intended to serve the preservation and further undisturbed natural development of the area.
For this reason, any changes and disturbances, particularly
- leaving the marked paths and trails,
- horse riding and cycling (except on cart tracks),
- making noise,
- the destruction or removal of plant (parts), animals and animal products,
- the making of fires or barbecues,
- camping and tenting,
- the leaving of waste
is not permitted.
Dogs must be kept on a leash.
Visitors can enter the area at their own risk and only on the marked paths and trails. There is no liability for the dangers resulting from nature, especially the primeval forest character of the area, for example from falling or falling over old or dead branches and trees.