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. Work out when and for how long to visit Festung Koenigstein and other Koenigstein attractions using our handy Koenigstein day trip planner.
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  • A great ruin of a castle set high above the town with a fascinating history. Very large with a tower that you can climb with a view all the way to Frankfurt. Been going here sine the mid 1970 to let t...  more »
  • The funicular railway for little money from the town of Königstein fortress. With the lift in the fortress for €10 (the same costs without elevator) and then you need at least 3 hours to explore the fortress!
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  • If you want to and has interest in history here treats throughout the day. This fortress is already very large. Apart from all the facilities and information, you can make a nice walk around the fortress. The view is without words. For the physical well-being is taken care of very well. For people who have it somewhat hard to walk a narrow-gauge railway to the fortress moves up. Sufficient parking facilities are available through a parking garage. At the end we played mini golf at the foot of the fortress is still a round. Worth seeing and a must for Saxony vacationers.
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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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