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Königstein Fortress | Day ticket »autumn«
Festung Königstein gGmbH
Königstein Fortress | Day ticket »autumn«

Königstein Fortress | Day ticket »autumn«

One-day tickets for 1 September - 31 October 2022
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Festung Königstein
Am Königstein, Königstein
from €8.00
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Ticket fees

• Adults (aged 17 years and older): 13 Euro

• Reduced ticket: 10 Euro

• Groups (available for groups of at least 15 persons): 10 Euro

• Family ticket (for 2 adults and up to 4 children aged between 7 and 16 years): 31 Euro

• Mini-familiy ticket (for 1 adult and up to 2 children aged between 7 and 16 years): 18 Euro

• Free tickets are available for holders of vouchers, annual passes, Schlösserland-cards and accompanying persons for visitors with handicap

• All available tickes are valid for a one time visit at Königstein Fortress during the period 1 September – 31 October 2022. It ist not necessairy to fix the date and time of the visit in advance

Opening hours

• Museum: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m | last entry: 5 p.m.

• Shop 9 a.m. – 5.30 p.m

• Restaurants: 10 a.m – 5.p.m.

All Information you need to plan your visit at the fortress you can find on our website!(opens in a new tab)


Festung Königstein
Am Königstein
01824 Königstein
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Am Königstein, Königstein
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Festung Königstein gGmbH

Welcome to the ticket shop of Königstein Fortress!

Book your tickets for your visit online - this will shorten the waiting time at the entrance. You can also book tickets here for the popular evening tours "Fortress by Night" and "Mysterious Musical Fortress Tour" (only in German language) as well as for the "Morning Picnic High above the Elbe Valley".

Vivid history with a panoramic view

On an area of 13 football fields, Königstein Fortress is one of the largest mountain fortresses in Europe. Embedded into a bizarre rocky landscape, the fortress is enthroned on a table mountain – visible from afar. From a height of 247 m, the former unconquerable fortress offers splendid views to the Saxon Switzerland National Park as well as to the foothills of the eastern Ore Mountains and Dresden.

The gigantic hilltop fortress with more than 50 imposing buildings such as barracks, casemates, the deep well, and well-kept gardens offers culture, nature, and fun for large and small explorers.

Modern and interactive exhibitions convey the multifaceted history of the fortress in an informative, entertaining and playful way. The numerous hands-on stations offer "history to touch" and are not only popular with children. Don’t miss to visit:

  • IN LAPIDE REGIS – On the King’s Stone

In this exhibition, more than 500 exhibits, 3D images, and true-to-life figure installations illustrate historic milestones.

  • The Old Armoury – the Fortress’s Oldest Arms Depot

The exhibition tells the story of the building and the fortress artillery from 1590 to 1850. It shows impressive cannons, heavy guns, handguns, and accessories, some of which are more than 400 years old.

  • Imprisoned at Königstein Hill – „Saxony’s Bastille“

State enemies, revolutionaries, duellers, prisoners of war – all of them were securely kept at Königstein hill. The exhibition informs about the fortress’s prisons and the detainees’ fates.

  • The deepest Well of Saxony – a Miners‘ Masterpiece

Almost everybody will remember looking down into the 152.5 meters deep well. At the Well House, models and animations illustrate the different water extraction methods.

In addition to regular thematic guided tours (in german language - guided tours in English have to be booked in advance), the event calendar of Königstein Fortress also offers military-historical spectacles, musical and culinary events as well as numerous activities for families with children.

Opening hours:

April - October: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (last admission: 5 p.m.)

November - March: 9 am - 5 pm (last admission: 4 pm) in a new tab)

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