Hike to the fortress
Königstein Fortress is located on the "Malerweg Trail" in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, a multi-day hiking tour through one of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe.
Hiking trails marked with a blue bar or a red dot lead from the town of Königstein through the forest to the fortress in about 30 to 45 minutes.
blue sign: from the Protestant Church in the town of Königstein via the Malerweg to the fortress (numerous steps).
red sign: via the Alte Festungsstraße / Malerweg to the fortress (easy).
We have a selection of hiking guides and maps for Saxon-Bohemian Switzerland available for you in our museum shop.