Marko Förster

The Treasury House

The history of the „Saxon Fort Knox“

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

Location: Treasury House

Family friendliness: child-friendly texts and media stations

Accessibility: access with wheelchair (with companion) and stroller is possible

Photography: allowed for private use without flash | photo permission required for commercial use

The history of the Treasury House
as a "vault" for the Saxon state treasure

The Treasury House was used as a depot for the state treasures  between 1859 and 1866. The exhibition vividly tells its story.


  • A lifelike group of figures shows the storage of a money barrel weighing over 200 kg and containing 10,000 silver coins.

  • View into the cellar of the original rails on which the carts with the money barrels were once moved.

  • A sectional model of the treasury illustrates the functionality of the building.

  • Media stations invite you to delve deeper in a playful way: Take a close look at Saxon coins, immerse yourself in European coinage or discover other famous treasuries!

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