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.
March 11, 2019
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.
August 11, 2020
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