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The City Wall of Nanjing - Special Exhibition

The City Wall of Nanjing

The Special exhibition about the city wall of Nanjing in China presents the past and the present of this spectacular construction that has its defence function and monumental size in common with Königstein Fortress.

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The dark Appareille  in 360°-Panorama

Take a virtual walk with 360° panaroma photos

We took some 360° panorama photos from particularly impressing points of view to make you believe you are standing right in the midle of it.

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Winter on the fortress

Opening hours

The fortress is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.

We wish you a happy New Year!

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Historic-romantic Christmas market at Koenigstein Fortress

Christmas carol Königstein Fortress

EVERY ADVENT SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: The historic-romantic Christmas market will welcome you with medieval enjoyments, charming art handicrafts and the play of jugglers and musicians on the Advent weekends...

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Incense Smokers in the Museum Shop

Whereas the knight prefers to puff himself for his pleasure, the young lady belongs to the non-smokers. Instead, the dragon which protects her spits fiery smoke.

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The Historic-romantic Christmas market

The Historic-romantic Christmas market

A Sky of Stars floods the Christmas market in the casemates (Kasemattenweihnacht) with mild light. It extends the Historic-romantic Christmas market of Königstein Fortress the second time in this year. Many tradesmen offer regional arts and crafts, local delicacies and compelling treats of the Fortress. Christmas music on the market place and in the garrison church, humorous theatre plays for all ages (in German only) and charming jugglery will give a very special atmosphere to the vivid market life. 

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Door to the Mysteries in our “Fortress diary” – Our New Blog

Mysteries in the “Fortress diary” – Our Blog

In September, the blog of Königstein Fortress will gather speed! We will regularly publish exciting and interesting stories from past and present (in German). Here, you can catch glimpses behind the scenes and will learn about incidents and curiosities at Königstein Fortress that you have never expected.

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Rich Red Dragon Arrived at Königstein Fortress

In former times, celebrations were also very popular at the Fortress. That’s why the complete court was specifically shipped from Dresden to Königstein Fortress. The “Reicher Roter Drache” (in English “Rich Red Dragon”), a new piece in our museum fund, illustrates this cheerful part of the Fortress history.

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Königstein Fortress 2.0

The official Facebook page of Königstein Fortress has been online for few weeks and is offers a lot of space for exchanging interesting news around the Fortress. Regularly, it is posted also in English for our international guests. Other used media are the portals Twitter and Youtube – many opportunities to catch glimpses behind the scenes that you never had before.

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