The mighty walls of the fortress Königsstein tower far above the Elbe, gray and rugged. The huge complex can be visited and offers exciting exhibitions about the changeable history of the fortress. Even if you do not visit the exhibitions, the phenomenal view from the ramparts of the broad walls is especially worthwhile.
November 22, 2017
At the fortress Königstein it is worthwhile to visit the historic-romantic Christmas market, open until 31st March 2017, during the winter time. The opening hours are from November to March 9 - 17 clock. Note different opening times and admission fees for special events. Since there are so many attractions on the fortress, you should plan enough time or make the fortress a day trip destination.
December 19, 2016
Unbelievable what our ancestors created here - Many generations created this plant many centuries ago and expanded it again and again. The eventful history can be found here in the buildings with their exhibitions to full.
I put the picture with the "Graffiti" from 1756 in the tree here you suddenly get a personal reference to the culprit.
August 27, 2017
Sure, the best views, even from the toilet vestibule !!! in the administrator building. Fresh and not overloaded exhibition with disguise possibility for children from the lockers.
Oct2017: Exhibition and Film! over the gigantic city wall in Nanjing / China on the 2nd floor in the storage building.
Finally, delicious pieces of cake in the open air next to the officers' mess.
October 4, 2017
The fortress Königstein offers impressive views of the Elbe and the surrounding area, and the ascent is easily possible and only slightly strenuous. At the top of the fortress there are various exhibitions around the fortress and the history of the Free State of Saxony.
November 11, 2017
a plateau created by human hands. Impressive what people could create. Also, the section as a prison camp is knowledge rich.
The handling of plague patients, who were let down to die into a deep cave, seems inhumane to us from today's point of view.
But without antibiotics, that was the only way to save the healthy, even if the sick only as a dead person would leave the cave on a slide.
The ability of our ancestors to suffer was probably higher than ours !?
August 27, 2017
Opening hours of the fortress:
April - October 9am - 6pm
November - March 9am - 5pm
Admission 8 € in winter or 10 € in summer, including exhibitions and lift
Parking is available nearby in the car park:
Cost max. 7 € (day ticket)
Many exhibition, all very nicely done and informative.
October 25, 2017
The old amusement palace on the fortress wall offers a unique view of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. It was built in the Renaissance style at the end of the 16th century and was originally called “Christiansburg” after the Saxon Elector Christian I. While the ground floor originally had guns, the upper floor was used as a ballroom. In 1728 the Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm I and his son, later Friedrich II, visited the Königstein. In memory of the meeting of the three brothers in Christiansburg, the building was renamed “Friedrichsburg”. Three years later, the elector ordered the conversion into a baroque pavilion with double stairs, which was unfortunately destroyed by lightning in 1744. Today the small but festive baroque mirror gallery is stylishly furnished and can be rented for events.
August 25, 2020
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