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Festung Koenigstein, Koenigstein

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Castle Tourist Spot
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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  • You can drive up to the car park or hike up, then you still need to ascend to the fortress proper. fortunately they built a glass elevator which makes it painless. Finally up, I have to admit, I gave ...  more »
  • We visited on a fairly cold, clear day in December, after Christmas. We travelled by train, and then walked up to the castle from the town along the Malerweg footpath. This starts as a steep path with...  more »
  • Very interesting place, excellent outlook from the walls. Very good service incl. the car parking. Unfortunately the entrance fee is quite high, for a map and audio guide you have to pay extra. Once y...  more »
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  • The Park House is modern, but too expensive for my taste. A few smaller shops (ice cream store, souvenir shop, etc.) is located on the parking lot. Very nice, that motorcycle riders free parking may ;)
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