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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Coloco

    Königstein Castle / Hesse View over the city

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    • May 4, 2016

  • Michelle

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

    • May 31, 2020

  • Carsten

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

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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Uwe 🏃‍♂️1098🏍

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

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    • October 18, 2021

  • Uwe 🏃‍♂️1098🏍

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

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    • October 18, 2021

  • Pete_Brownie

    Great destination. Every year there are knight games.

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    • March 1, 2019

  • MORPHΞUS (Chris)

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

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    • June 9, 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

  • EF_Edi_EF

    Beautiful place, another highlight of the last few years has been the knight's festival in the castle.

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    • May 4, 2020

  • Axl Foley

    There are beautiful ways to walk around the castle.

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    • July 19, 2020


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

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