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Festung Koenigstein

01824 Koenigstein, Saxony, Germany
+49 35021 64607
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Festung Königstein (Königstein Fortress) is a unique monument to the art of European fortress construction. Its 750 years' history have made it an impressive configuration of late Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and 19th century architecture. All adults and children will find something of interest on our 9.5 ha large fortress. You should plan at least two hours for a tour of the fortress. During a guided tour you will also be able to access the underground casemates. Casemate - ital. casa matta (covered house) – cannon-proof fortress rooms.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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01824 Koenigstein, Saxony, Germany
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Reviewed yesterday

I expected to be moumental, full of history and something like oper-air folk museum. I only got the "monumental" part, the fortress is really large and with the audio guide (which we didn't buy), I believe you get all the historical details. However, the admission...More

Thank Jenka_from_Prague
Reviewed 4 days ago

Festung Koenigstein is a huge fortress. Walking around the perimeter on top of the wall takes its time, but there are also a few short forest/park trails on the inside and a number of buildings to explore, so go with enough time! You can bring...More

Thank mkalfa
Reviewed 5 days ago

A great ruin of a castle set high above the town with a fascinating history. Very large with a tower that you can climb with a view all the way to Frankfurt. Been going here sine the mid 1970 to let the kids run around...More

Thank Bear H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huge fortress, scenic and sweeping views, 2nd deepest well here in Europe. This is a fortress, not a palace. We were visiting family in the area of Dresden and they surprised us with a visit here. We've been to a lot of castles,palaces and fortresses...More

Thank hellmbeck
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Pros = Astonishing views, a little bit of history, lots of things to see, nice walks, everything is reachable bit a buggy. Cons = It can get a little bit expensive because you need to pay for everything (parking, bus parking - entrance, entrance...) so...More

Thank JMSGDT
Reviewed 19 May 2017

You can drive up to the car park or hike up, then you still need to ascend to the fortress proper. fortunately they built a glass elevator which makes it painless. Finally up, I have to admit, I gave the museum a miss and took...More

Thank Christine_sing
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We visited on a fairly cold, clear day in December, after Christmas. We travelled by train, and then walked up to the castle from the town along the Malerweg footpath. This starts as a steep path with lots of steps. Fortunately, it wasn't icy on...More

1  Thank Jeremy D
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Very interesting place, excellent outlook from the walls. Very good service incl. the car parking. Unfortunately the entrance fee is quite high, for a map and audio guide you have to pay extra. Once you pay you have a free access to all facilities -...More

Thank KarolaRS
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

What to say much more? It is absolutely fantastic! Some advice - if you have some more time take the walk of the guards around the walls of the castle - you enter it by turning right ("Malerweg") just after the path from the parking...More

1  Thank Sulami79
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The place is really huge. You park your car and wlk to the entrance and take the elevator up to the fortress. For entry you pay at the time I was there €10 and it is worth it. The fortress is immensily big and if...More

Thank Tom D
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