The fortress has spectacular views from its ramparts, but the collection of military buildings on the plateau, while well preserved and displayed, are of only average interest.
We visited Festung Koenigstein through the booking of the Kommandantenbrunch at "In den Kasematten". At first you think it is not OK to get charged extra for the entrance of the castle when you only want to go to the brunch. But if you are there you can see that there is no other way to do so. If you... More
Geat panorama, interesting tales the guides are telling and great history altogether. Definitely recommend a visit. Dont miss it!
The size of this place will take your breath away, especially if you choose to walk to the gate. I have been to most of the castles and forts on the Rhine, the forts of the Maginot line, the forts of Belgium and Holland. I had not even heard of this place before I took my trip to Dresden. None... More
We recently returned from a visit with family in Germany and took a several side trips around the region. One of the places that we visited was a little village just called Papstdorf in the Saxon Switzerland region. It is not to far outside of Dresden. We stayed at a nice little B&B that my cousin new about, called “Ferienpension... More
Not many castles are advertised as never being conquered but as soon as you see this one you will understand. This fortress is huge and it is really located in a strategic are on the top of the hill with many defenses mechanisms all around. I went there by hiking from the city, it takes 45m and it isn’t that... More
For those of you who like history, enjoy tales about knights and for the ones who admire astonishing buildings from a time where machines did not exist a great place to visit. One of the biggest never conquered fortresses in the world. It's worth to park on the public parking and take the 15 minute walk up the hill where... More
The Festung Königstein is wonderfully situated on a large sandstone outcropping in Saxon Switzerland. The fortress is easily accessable as it is situated just above the town of Königstein, which is on the S1 line of the Dresden S-Bahn. From there, you can either take a bus or walk to the top. The walk takes about 40 minutes and is... More
We visited not knowing how to get there so we just placed the address to the car GPS and hit the road. Sure enough we arrived (we found out later) not in front but near the back of the fortress. It was a 30-minute walk from there to the castle entrance. So not only did we get to see how... More
We visited the Koenigstein castle during our trip around Germany and on the way to Praque- airport.The castle is iteresting .We saw a small museum inside, they explained to us how they took the water from earths -deep so many years ago and that was really interesting. Above all the view from castle is AMAZING! There is also a cafe... More
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