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Fortress of Königstein

Fortress Königstein - already being captured?
On the 9.5 hectares area of the fortress are more than 30 different buildings - witnesses of past centuries: inter alia the Well house with the restaurated conveyer system of water, the oldest garrison church of Saxony, the oldest barracks of Germany (1589/90) which is retained up today. Former here lived soldiers with their families like in a little town. Today exhibitions and documentations tell the history of the Königstein in the different buildings. With the attendance on a guided tour one can have a look into the underground fortifications for example. 

Lift for persons and goods; good equiped museum for handicapped persons Catering trade: experience restaurant "In the casemates", Officer´s mess, historical bar "At the musketeer", fortress bakery Hall in the Magdalen castle: conference room and concert hall (180 persons) Parade ground: meadow area (about 500 m²) Market place: central square on the plateau with a covered stage (7.5 x 5.0 m) Friedrich´s castle: exclusive celebration room (about 69 m²) with a mechanical table (a dumbwaiter table which is laiding on the ground level and can be raised upstairs by a hoisting apparatus) (24 persons) 

Festung Königstein gGmbH
D-01824 Königstein (Saxony)
Tel. +49 (0) 3 50 21/6 46 07
Fax +49 (0) 3 50 21/6 46 09

  • Great baroque festival
  • International military music festival
  • Historical romantic Christmas fair
  • Sunday organ concerts in the Garrison church

Different guided tour offers:
information office

Also recommendable is a trip on the river Elbe with a historical paddle-steamer of the Saxon steamship company.

Sight-seeing tour:
1.7 km walk along the circular wall
the Pump house with the deepest well in Saxony (152.5m)
interior exhibitions: Commander´s house, Treasury house, Caks cellar, Commander´s horse stable
permanent exhibitions: Old and New armoury, Johann-Georg castle
special exhibition: Magdalen castle, Gate house
Garrison church (May to October on every first and third Sunday of the month and on the Sundays in Advent at 3 p.m. "Sunday music in the Garrison church")

Opening hours:
April - September 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
October 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
November - March 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
closed on 24. December
End of admission: 1 hour before the fortress closed 

Entrance fees:
adults € 5.00, reduction € 3.00 and family ticket € 12.00
groups of 20 adults or more get a 10 % discount
children up to 16 years in groups of 15 children or more: € 2.00

Sight-seeing in the surrounding area:
hiking and climbing area Saxon Switzerland
5 unparalleled: Castle Weesenstein, Castle Stolpen, Baroque garden Großsedlitz, Baroque castle Rammenau, Fortress Königstein
National park house (Bad Schandau), House of the painter Robert Sterl (Naundorf), Stately house Zuschendorf (Pirna), Museum of the componist Richard Wagner (Graupa)