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Festung Königstein (Königstein Fortress) is a unique monument to the art of European fortress construction. Its 750 years' history have made it an impressive configuration of late Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and 19th century architecture. All...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
01824 Koenigstein, Saxony, Germany
+49 35021 64607
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

Best to visit on a clear day to enjoy the views and experience at the fortress. If you explore the fortress patiently, you'll find little entrances to lesser-known areas for unique photo opportunities. Didn't see any signs banning drones, bring one to get a birds...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DougChan
Festung-Koenigstein, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Koenigstein Fortress, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2018

Dear DougChan, thank you very much for your visit at Königstein Fortress. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. But we are sorry to tell you, that drones ar forbidden at Königstein Fortress. There are signs at the entrances which inform about...More

Reviewed November 22, 2018

If you are in Dresden, you can buy a train ticket and visit this lovely fortress. Keep in mind, that the buses to fortress hill do not operate during the winter time, and no other way to get there excepting by foot through the forest,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

Definitely worth a visit. This fortress above the river Elbe has a long history and spectacular views on the surounding areas. They charge a fee to get in but that's fair as the upkeep of such a building must be enormos. There are also a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Vicki B
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Views, displays, food, classic castle walls. Wow is the simple way to put this place. Worth taking a full day and the walk up the hill from the station. 10 euros for access is well worth paying and the amount on offer is well worth...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

An amazing fortress, one of Europe’s largest of kind. Large elevator took us up, several buildings, well maintained period style buildings. A shop/restaurant/beer garden and alright toilettes. Bring cash if you just want to buy a soda, perhaps they accept visa in the restaurant, but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Northmans
Reviewed September 2, 2018

We stayed in Bad Schandau and caught the red bus at 10.15 from outside the Elbhotel. We are glad we did, as the 5 euro fare seemed to cover the Festung Express from Koenigstein to the Fortress and then the little train up to the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Liz P
Reviewed August 17, 2018

This is the best fortress we've ever seen. The sheer scale of the walls, the amazing entrance (don't take the elevator and miss it!) then the surprise of finding a whole village at the top.... and I haven't even started on the views. We walked...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ozi-gal
Reviewed August 11, 2018

Worth the visit, it´s located 40 km from Dresden, easy way by train (S1). Take your time, go slowly, you will need some hours to enjoy the fortress and the views. It´s a big fortress on the mountains, above Elba River. If don´t speak deutsch,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ike W
Reviewed July 30, 2018

We arrived the Fortress late afternoon when the weather was just perfect for us to see the vast and stunning Saxony. Going to the Fortress, visitors have the option to either take the "train" (to save time…) or walk (and enjoy the surroundings), in our...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank R K F
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We stayed at the fortress for 3 hours, which means that us and the children (8,10,13) enjoyed it a lot. the museum is interactive and interesting both for the kids and the parents. The grounds of the fortress are calm and green. The views are...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Marshall J
May 1, 2018|
Response from Bizzy6 | Reviewed this property |
The path is wide and well-surfaced. It does go uphill but is not particularly steep. If you are unsure, take the little train up and you can still consider walking down.
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Response from 280kaik | Reviewed this property |
To visit the castle you can be spontaneous. No booking in advance is necessary. Tickets for the castle you get at the bottom of the castle where there is a lift or at the main gate further up the hill. If you are fit you can... More
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