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Königstein viewed from Königstein Fortress

Königstein is situated in the Saxon Switzerland near Dresden in Germany.

Get in[edit]

Königstein Fortress can be reached by Dresden by the train line S1 (in the direction of Schöna). The station is Königstein. From the station you can trek up to the castle or take a toy train and bus for 5.60 €.

Königstein can also be reached by boat on the river Elbe from Dresden by Sächsische Dampfschiffahrt.

Get around[edit]


  • Festung Königstein (Fortress Königstein). Opening hours April - October: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., November - March: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.. The fortress has many permanent and some temporary exhibitions. Admission fees includes the use of the lift and admission to all exhibitions: € 8, Concessions: € 6, Family ticket: € 21..


The fortress is a getaway for the whole day and a good spot for picnics. You can walk up the old (and steep) pathway into the fortress or take an elevator to the top.




Any of the great beers brewed in Saxony.


The town website provides a list of accommodation.

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