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Festung Koenigstein, Koenigstein

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One of the largest hilltop fortifications in Europe, Festung Koenigstein is an architecturally and historically significant building. During its more than 750 years, the fortification featured late Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and 19th-century architecture. Its 50-odd buildings, some more than 400 years old, are testament to the civilian and military life of the fortress. For centuries, the structure was used as a state prison, but today it is home to an open-air museum that documents the history of the castle, with exhibitions on the old armory, the garrison church, the cellars, and the treasury. Plan your visit to Festung Koenigstein and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Koenigstein vacation route planner.
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  • A very nice area, great prospects in the Saxon Switzerland in the Sun a great experience. Interesting ensemble with many Dongen to explore, very spacious u interesting, unfortunately was closed winter exhibition, hold.
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  • Came from Prague in the tour of Saxony Switzerland. In January, discount ticket for 5 euros. Many exhibits closed any running souvenir stalls. Very cold wind blows away. The fortress amazes with its massiveness and inaccessibility. History if a standstill here. A stunning view of the Elbe.
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  • Much potential in this high-built building, but through the modernization of the exhibition, it takes a medieval feel, which you sometimes get at other forts. The exhibition lacks vitality, only panels with information are not just exciting. You can enjoy a magnificent view from the fortress and you have a good look at the Lilienstein rock.
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  • Everyone can appreciate the beauty of this place! We toured the entire fortress, from walking all the way down the ramp and back up (a workout - let me tell you), to the entire fortress walls, the views were amazing! They have a great selection of military weaponry, WWII artifacts, canons, and more. We were with a mixed group of Americans and Germans, and only two bilingual individuals, and we all had a great time!
  • Brunch, really tasty and high quality. Recommended. Here, keep it out. Great program and very nice people
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  • Officer Casino: The food was not fresh and tasted accordingly also not more great. Fries were cold. My expectation was but not so high, because it is mass processing and lives the restaurant ladder. Service was always friendly. Prices are acceptable.
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  • Excellent food, friendly service staff and grandiose views of the Königstein! Particularly, the events are recommended especially for Christmas celebrations with the whole company!
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  • Eat I will in the future somewhere else...
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