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Königstein

The town and its districts lie at the foot of the legendary Königstein Fortress. It is a picturesque starting point for excursions to the table mountains of Saxon Switzerland and the romantic valleys all around.

 

The town of Königstein with its districts of Pfaffendorf and Leupoldishain lies embedded in the picturesque landscape of Saxon Switzerland, on the banks of the Elbe. The town owes its name to the former castle and later fortress, which was first mentioned in a document in 1241 and still offers its visitors an insight into its history. Königstein Fortress is a unique witness to European fortress architecture.

Thanks to its central location, Königstein is also an ideal starting point for a wide variety of excursions in the surrounding area. A hike through the wildly romantic valleys all around or to the Table Mountains is the best opportunity to marvel at the untouched nature of the National Park.

From the Lilienstein, the Pfaffenstein or the Königstein Fortress you can enjoy a magnificent view far across the valley of the Elbe. The oldest paddle steamer fleet in the world and the Elbe Cycle Path also offer varied opportunities for a discovery tour through Saxon and Bohemian Switzerland or as far as Dresden, the capital of Saxony.

These districts are part of Königstein/Sächs. Schw.

Königstein/Sächs. Schw. | Leupoldishain | Pfaffendorf

Ebenheit, Elbhäuser, Halbestadt and Hütten are not formally districts, but they are designated as districts because of a certain demarcation, due to their clearly spatially separated location from Königstein and their history.

 

 

As a guest in Saxon Switzerland, you get your Saxon Switzerland Guest Pass from your host directly upon your arrival. Holders of this pass receive wonderful discounts in many leisure time facilities. The Guest Card is a free service of the participating hosts and partners. It is not available for purchase.
It is valid during your stay, including the days of arrival and departure, and is non-transferable.  You can recognize all participating leisure time facilities with the Guest Pass logo. For further information, please contact your host or the local tourist information point.

Detailed information about the Guest Pass

As a guest in Saxon Switzerland, you get your Saxon Switzerland Mobility Guest Pass from your host directly upon arrival. Besides great discounts for many leisure time facilities, in certain cites this pass is also valid as a ticket for the VVO (Upper Elbe Transport Network) buses, trains, and ferries in the Saxon Switzerland fare zones except for special means of transport. Extra tickets are needed for the transport of pets and bicycles and for trips beyond the fare zone boundaries of the region. The Saxon Switzerland Mobility Guest Pass is valid during your stay including the days of arrival and departure and is non-transferable. You recognize all participating leisure time facilities with the Guest Pass logo. For further information please contact your host or the local tourist information point.

Detailed information about the Guest Pass

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