We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Koenigstein Fortress

01824 Koenigstein, Saxony, Germany
+49 35021 64607
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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 adults and children will find something of interest on our 9.5 ha large fortress. You should plan at least two hours for a tour of the fortress. During a guided tour you will also be able to access the underground casemates. Casemate - ital. casa matta (covered house) – cannon-proof fortress rooms.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“small train” (5 reviews)
“walk up” (5 reviews)
“audio guide” (18 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
01824 Koenigstein, Saxony, Germany
CONTACT
Website
+49 35021 64607
Ways to Experience Koenigstein Fortress
from US$184.50
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (578)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"small train"
in 5 reviews
"walk up"
in 5 reviews
"audio guide"
in 18 reviews
"views are spectacular"
in 2 reviews
"several buildings"
in 3 reviews
"czech border"
in 3 reviews
"outside wall"
in 2 reviews
"tourist office"
in 2 reviews
"every direction"
in 2 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 4 reviews
"several languages"
in 2 reviews
"parking place"
in 2 reviews
"day trip"
in 5 reviews
"fascinating history"
in 2 reviews
"entrance ticket"
in 2 reviews
"bad schandau"
in 2 reviews
"sandstone mountains"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 117 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank lihi s
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove up from Bad Schandau and parked in the car park. It took us about 75 minutes to walk around the perimeter on the outside of the fortress. It’s a relatively easy walk, with a reasonable gradient to walk up on the road from...More

Thank Iggies64
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

High up on the rock above Elbe river (left bank) defends the valley and the trade route for ages. The fortress was found by Czech King Wenceslas I. and served Czech kings as control point at the borderline (now only 10 km from Hřensko). Park...More

Thank TomasPrague
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Koenigstein Fortress is really beautiful and the views from up here are gorgeous but the place was hard to find since the GPS took us to a nearby parking lot and we had to literally hike our way up, which was rather difficult. Perhaps...More

Thank PushExplore
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the fortress, it has amazing views, but how to get to the Fortress was a bit sketchy. After catching the bus from Bad Schandau we walked and found the walk up the mountainside. It was a bit of a hike. We were intending...More

Thank Julie9066
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed February 5, 2018

It was a day well spent! As we went in winter it was quiet and we felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. The walk from the carpark to the fortress was lovely. We purchased our tickets at the entrance and took the...More

1  Thank Eileen S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

After reading various things on here we took the little train up to the foot of the castle from the car park, and even bought return tickets(€8 for two of us). If we had realised how short the distance is we wouldn’t have bothered (it...More

2  Thank Bizzy6
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

You start at the parkhouse where you can leave your car. If you are fit save your money and don’t take the tourist train to the castle. The walk is not long app. 500 m up the hill. You reach the castle where you either...More

1  Thank Kai K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

We went up bz the small train bringing us from parking to the fortress entry. Then we used a lift and were there! So high above the countryside with the river Elbe and specific picturesque mountains around. The size of the fortress is amazing: We...More

Thank Mili S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed October 7, 2017

We were hiking several times on the "Malerweg" in the Saxon Switzerland close to Dresden. But we never had the time to visit the fortress Königstein. This weekend we went there from Dresden by car and it took only 40 minutes. But we parked the...More

1  Thank hauro-no
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Koenigstein Hotels
Hotel Lindenhof
25 reviews
1.97 km away
Hotel Rathener Hof
40 reviews
3.26 km away
Laasenhof
40 reviews
3.97 km away
Hotel Albrechtshof Gohrisch
18 reviews
4.11 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Kaffeehaus & Backshop Zimmermann
26 reviews
1.17 km away
Das Steingut
12 reviews
1.26 km away
Erlebnisrestaurant "In den Kasematten"
10 reviews
.18 km away
Eizmanufaktur Am Konigstein
11 reviews
.19 km away
Nearby Attractions
Barbarine am Pfaffenstein
34 reviews
2.26 km away
Meister Karamellus
11 reviews
4.46 km away
Bastei Bridge
31 reviews
4.82 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Marshall J
May 1, 2018|
Answer
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.
1
Vote
Julie2800
December 15, 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Kai K | 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
1
Vote
Google Translation
Membership_Slide_Up_Placement_on_Attraction_Review
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.
Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor