Burgruine Königstein

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Recommended by 163 out of 163 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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    • 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

  • Coloco

    Königstein Castle / Hesse View over the city

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    • May 4, 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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    • April 5, 2018

  • 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

  • EF_Edi_EF

    Beautiful place, another highlight was the knight festival in the castle in recent years.

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    • May 4, 2020

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


  • Elevation460 m

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