Festung Königstein

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Recommended by 219 out of 224 hikers


  • Sebastian Kowalke

    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.

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    • 11/22/2017

  • Christopher

    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.

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    • 12/19/2016

  • Michael

    Great fortress, only enough time you have to plan because there is only entrance with museum.

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    • 09/15/2015

  • Benjamin Henkelmann

    I can recommend the self-made bread of the fortress bakery. Together with the smoked sausages a very tasty snack.

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    • 09/18/2015

  • Rüdiger

    Seven hours at the fortress Königsstein - that's still not enough. We have tried to explore this bulwark completely, all the sights - but a single visit is not enough. Very nice hiking destination!

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    • 10/16/2015

  • Radler07

    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.

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    • 08/27/2017

  • Radler07

    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 in 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 !?

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    • 08/27/2017

  • hansakeks

    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.

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    • 10/04/2017

  • Marco

    In December there is always a nice Christmas market.

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    • 12/11/2016

  • Radler07

    There is so much to see that I did not make it in one day.

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    • 09/02/2017

  • Sabine

    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 parking garage:
    Cost max. 7 € (day ticket)
    Many exhibition, all very nicely done and informative.

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    • 10/25/2017

  • Marco

    Beautiful view of the Elbe and the Lilienstein

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    • 12/11/2016

  • Bandmaschine

    Gigantic building, very well maintained with a wonderful view of the surroundings

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    • 10/21/2017

  • Lisanne

    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.

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    • 11/11/2017

  • Christian

    There is so much to see at the fortress Königstein. Because you can easily spend a whole day.

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    • 04/13/2018

  • Gecko

    just fantastic up there

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    • 04/30/2018

  • Frank Skibbe

    Elbe view in the Bieltal

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    • 05/03/2018

  • Klaus

    These fantastic builders would have gotten ready for Berlin Airport 🏗

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    • 02/25/2019

  • Radler07

    Those who walk attentively through the fortress also find one or another old love oath or someone left behind I was here on the pictures is one of 1756 received.

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    • 05/10/2018

  • MKKA

    Beautiful and gigantic. You should have seen it

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    • 07/10/2018

  • Sven Junghanns

    If you buy a castles in Saxony, then you can visit every castle in the whole of Saxony within 365 days free of charge. After three to four locks the money is clean again.

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    • 09/29/2018

  • Kerstin

    Magnificent view over the Saxon Switzerland.

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    • 10/27/2018

  • Christian Beykirch

    The fortress is always worth a visit. Very extensive area with many attractions.

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    • 11/04/2018

  • Wanderklaus

    On the way on the Malerweg, stage 7. For the visit of the plant you should plan at least 3 hours.

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    • 05/30/2018

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Best Hikes that include the Highlight ‘Festung Königstein’

Location: in Saxon Switzerland, Saxon Switzerland-East Ore Mountains, Saxony, Germany

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