Photo Gallery: The Rebirth of Germany's Fairy Tale 'Dragon Castle' 10/27/2010
 Schloss Drachenburg castle overlooking the Rhine River at Königswinter,...
David Crossland

Schloss Drachenburg castle overlooking the Rhine River at Königswinter, opposite the former West German capital, Bonn. It was built in just three years between 1881 and 1884 by a wealthy stockbroker, Stephan Sarter. Dubbed the "Neuschwanstein of the Rhine," it is regarded as a prime example of historicism, a 19th century trend that replicated various architectural styles to create idealized historical buildings.