Churfürstlich-Sächsische Kanoniere August des Starken beim Manöver

Thunder of Cannons above the Elbe Valley | 12th September 2020

Living history

Discover more than 250 cannoneers in uniforms and historic personalities at the „Thunder of Cannons above the Elbe Valley“ - 30 exact copies of historic cannon types from the 14th to the 19th century will be fired several times throughout the day. Drummers will provide proper march music, musketeers exercise an shoot at the parade ground.

Have the functioning of cannons explained to you directly by Saxon mercenaries, Prussian artillery brigades and many others.
For the first time on the King's stone: Kongliga Elfsborghs Regementes Caroliner

 

Programm

Please wear ear protection while staying close to the cannons during the maneuvre times. Ask our staff at the pay desks and in the information office.
10:00   Military exercises at parade ground and moving to the battery positions
10:30   Thunder of cannons above Elbe Valley - maneuver of artillery
11:30   Military exercises & music at  parade ground
12:30   Deployment of regiments at parade ground
13:00   Salutation of troops by the commander of fortress and visitation by the Elector of Saxony August I.
14:30   Thunder of cannons above Elbe Valley - maneuver of artillery
15:30   Thunder of cannons above Elbe Valley - maneuver of artillery
17:00   Last post
during the day   Demonstrations of the surveyor Corps 1813
during the day   Military music from the  groups Schlosswache 1757 zu Glauchau-Schönburg, Schlossgassen-Landsknechte aus Neustadt a.d. Orla
during the day   historic figures: Elector August the Strong, Swedish King Carolus Rex (Karl XII.), Napoleon and his foreign minister Talleyrand

 

Important advice for dog owners:

During the manoevers, there will be a high noise level at the whole fortress plateau and in the environment.  This can be very stressful for dogs.
Under no cirumstances you should be close by the cannons during the manoevers with your dog.

Overview of batteries

Übersicht der Batteriestellungen

Batterie I "Dreispitz"

"Batterie "Dreispitz"
Batterie "Dreispitz

 

Batterie II "Napoleonic"

Batterie "Napoleonik"
Geschütze in der Batterie "Napoleonik"

 

  • 3. Preußisches Regiment 1740
  • Sächsische Haubitz-Artillerie zu Fuß 1810
  • Altmärkisches Feldartillerie-Regiment
  • Royal Horse Artillery 1813 - Rocket Troop
  • Royal Artillery 1812
  • Lützower Freicorps "Feldartillerie Kröllwitzer Land"
  • Preußische Artillerie Königsee
  • Sächsische Artillerie 1810

Batterie III "Mittelalter & Kaiserzeit"

Batterie "Mittelalter & Kaiserzeit"
Landsknechtfähnlein in der Batterie "Mittelalter & Kaiserzeit"

 

  • Landsknechte Dommitzsch /Belgern
  • Landsknechte Jüdenberg
  • Landsknechtsfähnlein 1418 zu Bernau
  • Freie Artillerie Emsland
  • Kaiserliche Landsknechtartillerie
  • Köstritzer Landsknechtsgesellen
  • 5. Thüringisches IR No 94 "Großherzog von Sachsen"
  • 6. Herzoglich-Anhaltisches Artillerieregiment No. 93
  • Phönix Artillerie zu Görlitz

Batterie IV "Amerika"

Batterie "Amerika"
Geschütze der "Amerika"-Batterie an Zobel's Eck

 

  • Garden´s Palmetto light Artillery
  • Virginia Miliz 1776
  • 1. Virgina Artillerie
  • Leichte Feldartillerie Pflanzermiliz Virginia
  • First US Artillery 1861
  • The Outlaws
  • 6 . schweres Artillerieregiment 1861

 

Vstupné

Akce "Hřmění děl nad údolím řeky Labe" je zahrnuta do běžného vstupného na pevnost včetně použití výtahů a návštěvy všech výstav:

Plné vstupné 10,00 EUR, zlevněné vstupné 7,00 EUR, rodinné vstupné 25,00 EUR

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Otvírací doba: 9 bis 18 hodin

Akce 10 -16:30 hodin

Anfahrt zur Festung Königstein

Příjezd

Pevnost Königstein leží cca 35 km jihovýchodně od Drážďan a je dostupná téměř všemi dopravními prostředky. Dálnice D8/A17 Praha – Dresden (exit Pirna), dále po B 172 směrem na Bad Schandau.

Parkovací dům "Königstein am Malerweg" při silnici B172 (odbočka k pevnosti) pro osobní vozidla, motocykly a obytné automobily (provozovatel: město Königstein).

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