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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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  • The huge fortress, and on top of a small military town. Mighty walls built on sandstone rock impression, in the bottom of the great bend of the Elbe River to admire with blanks.
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  • Unfortunately very on tourists made up system, very few signs, we recommend urgently to buy the guide or to hire the headphones. The Vista is kollossal, the exhibition is very comprehensive, although it looks very sterile.
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  • The great views of the river Elbe and the surrounding valleys, interesting exhibitions and the imposing fortress as such make a visit to a real highlight. Like the gastronomy.
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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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