Approaching Königswinter, downstream the river Rhine. In the upper distance, the Drachenfels ruin is visible above a then-modern restauration which has meanwhile been replaced with something more appropriate.

A rack rail track is leading upwards to the Drachenfels hill.

The rack railway has not much changed since 1986.

A rack train on the track between Königswinter and the Drachenfels hill.

The trains have little changed since 1989, and probably since much longer.

International tourists visiting Königswinter's Drachenfels, using the rack train to get uphills.

Being a popular tourist destination and also close to Germany’s former capital, Tchadors and Hijabs were probably less of an exotic impression here even back in 1989, than they are for some places still today.