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Festung Königstein

Festung Königstein

Festung Königstein is a medieval citadel located on the hill overlooking River Elbe valley below near Dresden, Saxony in Germany.

 

 

Location: near Dresden, Saxony  Map

Open: Apr- Sep 9 am-  8 pm
Oct 9 am-  6 pm
Nov- Mar 9 am- 5 pm
Last admission: hour before closing time.

Closed: 24 December.
The Fortress closes at 3.30 p.m. on 31 December.

Cost: Adults  € 6.00
Family ticket € 15.00
Mini family ticket
 
€ 9.00

www.festung-koenigstein.de

 

 

 

Description of Festung Königstein

 

The plateau of Festung Königstein covers 9.5 hectares of land that rise to the height of 240 meters above Elbe Valley. Despite its impressive size it became especially famous as a prison for many political and ideological enemies of the state including Frank Wedekind, Russian anarchist Michael Bakunin, Social democrat August Bebel and many others During both World Wars Kongstein Fortress was transformed into a concentration camp for the soldiers and officers captured by the German military.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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