Koenigstein Fortress
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Koenigstein Fortress is located in the hills of Saxon Switzerland. It’s home to the oldest preserved barracks in Germany, the deepest well in Saxony, the first Saxon garrison church and a replica of Augustus the Strong’s legendary giant barrel. The impregnable »Bastille of Saxony« once kept the porcelain inventor, Johann Friedrich Boettger, from being approached by other princes. The fortress was also a dreaded prison for prominent people such as August Bebel and Frank Wedekind. The climb to the top is made so much easier with an elevator and panoramic lift. Some of the attractions at Koenigstein Fortress include the exhibition »IN LAPIDE REGIS – On the King’s Stone«, numerous events, guided tours, hands-on activities, themed culinary experiences, space for weddings and other events, and holiday apartments.

Benefits with the schloesserlandCARD

Free admission to the permanent exhibition
Auffahrt mit Lift ist integriert
Free admission to the special exhibition

Arrival & map

Next City:  Dresden  (39 km)

Arrival information:

PKW

  • A 17
    Dresden - Pirna (Abfahrt Pirna, weiter auf B 172 in Richtung Bad Schandau)

S-Bahn

  • S1
    Dresden – Königstein – Schöna

Bus

  • 241
    Pirna – Königstein – Hinterhermsdorf (Nationalparklinie)

Schiff

  • Dresden – Königstein – Bad Schandau

Festungsexpress

  • von der Stadt Königstein und vom Parkhaus 

Wanderwege

  • von der Stadt Königstein zur Festung (30 – 45 Minuten) 

Contact

Koenigstein Fortress

Am Königstein | 01824 Königstein

+49 (0) 35021 64607
info@festung-koenigstein.de

More information available at:
www.festung-koenigstein.de

Opening hours and admission prices

Koenigstein Fortress

now open 09:00 - 18:00

Monday
09:00 bis 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 bis 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 bis 18:00
Thursday
09:00 bis 18:00
Friday
09:00 bis 18:00
Saturday
09:00 bis 18:00
Sunday
09:00 bis 18:00
Full rate :
12,00 EUR
Reduced rate :i
9,00 EUR

Further information on opening hours and admission prices can be found here