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Burgruine Königstein

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  • Vanessa Kopp

    Königstein Castle was probably built in the 11th century and served to secure the important Reichsstraße between Frankfurt and Cologne. At the end of the 18th century the castle was destroyed by the French and has been in ruins ever since. The imposing castle is one of the largest fortifications in Germany. From here you have a fantastic view over the Rhine-Main plain and into the Taunus forests.

    In the summer months the castle is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. From November to February the ruins are only open to visitors on Saturdays and Sundays. Entry is three euros. Every year on Ascension Day a large knight tournament takes place in the castle.

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    • March 11, 2019

  • Pete_Brownie

    Impressive large castle ruins located on a hill, with great views. Here also Ritterspiele / medieval celebrations take place.

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    • April 5, 2018

  • Jonas Wind

    Amazing views, always changing exhibitions and a very impressive castle.

    Opening hours & prices:

    April - October 9am - 6pm
    Adults: 2.00
    Reduced: 1.50 €

    November - March 9am - 5pm
    Adults: 2.00
    Reduced: 1.50 €

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    • October 5, 2016

  • Martina

    Königstein Castle belongs to the Hessian town of Königstein and is its landmark. It is one of the largest castle ruins in Germany.

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    • February 6, 2021

  • 🇺🇦Uwe 🏃‍♂️1098🏍

    The castle was founded in the 12th century and has had an eventful history.
    In 1796 it was blown up by the French and then served as a quarry.
    The climb up the tower to the viewing platform is highly recommended.
    The 3 euro entrance fee is worth it!

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    • October 18, 2021

  • Hunsbuckel 🇺🇦

    Impressive castle ruins rising above the town of Königstein. The entrance is passable for the extensive castle, which can be done in different ways. From the tower you have a great panoramic view over the Taunus and Frankfurt.

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    • October 16, 2019

  • Erni

    The map that you get at the entrance goes very well with the small bronze plaques on the parts of the building. This is a good way of orienting yourself. The keep is accessible and offers a wonderful view of the surroundings. Under the castle there are some freely accessible, but unlit cellars and corridors. A flashlight is worth it. It's worth it.

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    • August 11, 2020

  • Berni 🚵🏻‍♂️

    Thanks to 🦠, the castle, which was built around 1200, can only be viewed from the outside at the moment.

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    • February 6, 2021

  • ℳᎯℛᏦUЅ﹏✍

    A beautiful castle ruin. You should have some change with you, we had to pay 3 euros per person and what we didn't know is that you can get a key for the tower at the cash desk

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    • August 9, 2021

  • Tanja

    Nice castle, worth a look

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    • November 7, 2021

  • 🇺🇦Uwe 🏃‍♂️1098🏍

    The castle was founded in the 12th century and has had an eventful history.
    In 1796 it was blown up by the French and then served as a quarry.
    The climb up the tower to the viewing platform is highly recommended.
    The 3 euro entrance fee is worth it!

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    • October 18, 2021

  • Carsten

    A really very beautiful and well-preserved castle, where there is a lot to discover!!!!!
    My highlight was where the viewing platform !!!!!!!!
    Absolutely recommendable for big and small 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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    • January 11, 2019

  • Wanderfee

    At the castle you have a very nice view of Königstein

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    • April 14, 2019

  • Michelle

    Hike around the castle on the smaller and quieter woodland paths away from all the tourists.

    • May 31, 2020

  • MORPHΞUS (Chris)

    The castle is very worth seeing. Catacombs and a MEGA view from the tower.

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    • June 9, 2019

  • TomJ

    Very nice and large castle complex. a visit, especially with children, is definitely worth it

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    • January 23, 2020

  • Arek

    The Königstein Castle belongs to the Hessian town of Königstein im Taunus in the Hochtaunuskreis in Hesse and is its landmark. It is one of the largest castle ruins in Germany.

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    • April 11, 2020

  • Outdoor_Dad_2.0

    The Königstein castle ruins, easily recognizable from a distance, so it's no wonder that you have a beautiful view from them. Inside is an open-air stage with a changing program.

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    • April 11, 2020

  • Hexe-marian 🧙

    I come here once a year, always for the jousting games ... unfortunately once suspended because of the stupid virus

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    • February 8, 2021

  • Coloco

    Königstein Castle / Hesse View over the city

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    • May 4, 2016

  • Pete_Brownie

    Great destination. Every year there are knight games.

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    • March 1, 2019

  • detatech

    worthwhile view of the Taunus and Königstein

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    • August 15, 2019

  • TomJ

    Climbing the keep is a must. Great all-round view.

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    • January 23, 2020


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Location: Königstein im Taunus, Hochtaunuskreis, Darmstadt District, Hesse, Germany

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