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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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  • Immerse yourself in the story. Very well maintained and / or very well restored. Disabi guide is highly recommended. Food and drink at reasonable prices. The Weihnachtsmarkt...ein dream. And the Aussicht...atemberaubend. A worthy goal in the lovely Saxe.
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  • A visit of the Christmas market on the fortress of Königstein is something of a tradition with us. I can only recommend visiting!
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  • You can spend the whole day here. A beautiful walk with breathtaking views in all directions. There are various events and exhibitions. I recommend
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