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Königstein Fortress

Short facts

Historic mountain fortress with various exhibitions and magnificent views

Embedded in the bizarre rocky landscape of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, the once impregnable fortress towers 247 metres above the Elbe valley. The 9.5-hectare rock plateau is visible from afar. The large permanent exhibition "IN LAPIDE REGIS - 800 Years of Life on Königstein" on the history of Königstein Fortress offers information worth knowing about the unique ensemble of more than 50 imposing buildings from different eras. In addition, there are special exhibitions that change annually. The 1.7 km long tour along the circular wall offers a fascinating view of the Elbe valley and Saxon Switzerland.

Further information:
  • Various thematic guided tours on the history of the fortress
  • Various gastronomic facilities
  • Rental of various historic rooms
  • Civil and church marriages
  • Gastronomy: Officers' casino + restaurant "In den Kasematten" + historical bar "Zum Musketier" + fortress bakery
  • fortress shop with souvenirs, historical literature, regional specialities and much more
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  • For a tour of the fortress you should plan 2-3 hours

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Königstein Fortress
Am Königstein
01824 Königstein/Sächs. Schw.

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Phone: +49 35021 64607
Fax: +49 35021 64609

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