Matthias Hultsch

The history of the construction
and use of George‘s Castle

Exhibition in the archway / passage to George’s Bastion

Opening hours: April – October: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. | November - March : 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: George' Castle - the archway / passage to George’s Bastion

Family friendliness: child-friendly texts

Accessibility: unfortunately not accessible for wheelchairs and strollers (stairs)

Photography: allowed for private use | photo permission required for commercial use

History of George's Castle

Georgenburg is one of the oldest buildings on Königstein. In the Middle Ages, it served as a Bohemian border castle, where even Emperor Charles IV stayed at times. In the 15th century, it came under the ownership of the Margraves of Meissen, thus becoming permanently part of Saxony.

When Elector Christian I ordered the expansion of Königstein into a fortress, the old castle was incorporated into this complex. The building underwent several alterations and uses from a representative Elector's Renaissance residence to functioning as a state prison, and later as a residential and administrative building.

Traces of these different eras are still visible on the building today and are the subject of the exhibition.




Exhibition highlights

Model of the late medieval castle complex around 1500

Animated film depicting the development of George's castle and the gatehouse from the 12th century to the present day

Animated film about George's Castle during the Renaissance period

Festung Königstein gGmbH
01824 Königstein

Phone: +49 (0)35021 64 607

Opening hours

April - October 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
November - March 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Last admission 1 hour before closing time