Fortress for kids

Family adventures on the King's stone

Hands-on museum

Children's stations in the exhibitions

Audioguide for children

Do you want to explore the fortress on your own?

Then pick up the children's audio guide at the museum shop. It's a device with headphones on which short stories are stored, similar to an mp3 player. Whenever you see a sign with headphones somewhere in the fortress, you can find out more about that place by pressing a button.

If you have a smartphone with you, you can also simply call up the audio guide online and listen to it - free of charge and without installing an app.

Go on a discovery tour with Max, Marie and the fortress commander Alfred von Oer. They will tell you exciting stories about life in earlier times at Königstein Fortress.

The stories are accompanied by sounds and music so that you can really put yourself in the situation. For example, in the state prison the chains rattle and you hear the prisoners.

As a child, you can borrow the audio guide free of charge on-site if your parents also borrow one for adults (2.00 euros) - or simply listen to it for free on your smartphone.

Bastion Brixx

Outdoor play area with building blocks for families

Right next to the central parade ground - between Magdalene's castle and the Old barracks - you will find the new outdoor play area with a walk-in castle made of 2,500 bricks on an area of 5 x 5 metres. It consists of so-called Maxoli Bricks. These are brick-sized building blocks made from recycled regranulates from a regional injection moulding company. The bricks are food-safe and weather-resistant.

The loose colourful bricks are our invitation to families to rebuild the Bastion again and again according to their ideas. Inside the Bastion Bricks you will find a large sandbox inside.

Of course, playing in the building block area is included in the regular entrance fee for Königstein Fortress .


Königstein Fortress offers a wide range of events and activities for families with children:

  • Printing with a historical printing press
  • Smoothing laundry like in the days of our grandmothers
  • Playing like 100 years ago
  • Crafting workshops

and much more ...

Currently there are no events.

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