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Koenigstein Fortress

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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“small train” (4 reviews)
“audio guide” (18 reviews)
“small museums” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
01824 Koenigstein, Saxony, Germany
+49 35021 64607
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading various things on here we took the little train up to the foot of the castle from the car park, and even bought return tickets(€8 for two of us). If we had realised how short the distance is we wouldn’t have bothered (it...More

Thank Bizzy6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You start at the parkhouse where you can leave your car. If you are fit save your money and don’t take the tourist train to the castle. The walk is not long app. 500 m up the hill. You reach the castle where you either...More

Thank Kai K
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We went up bz the small train bringing us from parking to the fortress entry. Then we used a lift and were there! So high above the countryside with the river Elbe and specific picturesque mountains around. The size of the fortress is amazing: We...More

Thank Mili S
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We were hiking several times on the "Malerweg" in the Saxon Switzerland close to Dresden. But we never had the time to visit the fortress Königstein. This weekend we went there from Dresden by car and it took only 40 minutes. But we parked the...More

Thank hauro-no
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Glad for the lift that took us up to the top where we could see over the cloud to another hill top. The massive walls were impressive.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Beautiful and picturess fortress. The view from the fortress is outstanding. Interesting main exhibition. Unfrotunately, everything to see, except main exhibition, has descriptions only in German so it is hard for somebody not knowing the language to learn more about the history of the fortress.

Thank Marta S
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This place is truly beautiful, very vast, too. The fortress has many buildings, a nice restaurant, colourful gardens, and apparantly is stunning during Christmas markets.

Thank Jitka2506
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We visited the Königstein while passing through the area. The views were amazing despite the pouring rain (although the views are very similar from the Lilienstein across the river, which is not a ticketed attraction). We did not get an audio guide, and so we...More

Thank JenMcKinnon
Reviewed 24 August 2017

The festung Koenigstein is a fortress built upon a huge rock. From the top you can see the Czech republic and Poland. The castle itself is very impressive as well. I recommend the trip

Thank francien2015
Reviewed 22 August 2017

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
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