1986 – Listed Monument and Restoration

Schloss Drachenburg was eventually listed as a monument in 1986. In 1989, urgent measures for full restoration were initiated by the North Rhine-Westphalia Foundation of Nature, Heritage & Culture. Since 1995, in close collaboration with the City of Königswinter, this NRW foundation has supervised the careful restoration of the castle complex. From 2003 to 2009, a dedicated exhibition entitled "Open Due to Restoration – a Look at the Building Site known as Schloss Drachenburg" has provided a wealth of information about the restoration process. And in early 2010, the rehabilitation work inside the castle was completed and all the restored and refurnished rooms again made accessible to visitors. The restoration of the landscape park was finished in 2011.