Burgruine Königstein

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Recommended by 72 out of 72 hikers


  • Vanessa Kopp

    The Königstein Castle was probably built in the 11th century to secure the important imperial road between Frankfurt and Cologne. The castle was destroyed by the French at the end of the 18th century and has since been a ruin, the second largest fortress ruin in Germany. From here you have a fantastic view over the Rhine-Main-Plain and into the Taunuswälder.During the summer months the castle is open daily from 10am to 7pm. From November to February, the ruins are open to visitors only on Saturdays and Sundays. The entrance fee is 3 euros. Every year on Ascension Day there is a big knight tournament at the castle.

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    • 03/11/2019

  • 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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    • 10/05/2016

  • Coloco

    Königstein Castle / Hesse View over the city

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    • 05/04/2016

  • Pete_Ghostrider

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

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    • 04/05/2018

  • Wanderfee

    At the castle you have a very nice view of Königstein

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    • 04/14/2019

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Best Hikes that include the Highlight ‘Burgruine Königstein’

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

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