Access to the Fortress


S-Bahn line S1: Dresden – Königstein – Schöna


From Königstein station to the fortress please see: FESTUNGSEXPRESS and HIKING TOUR

S-Bahn Linie S1 Dresden - Königstein - Schöna
Plan your Trip


National Park line number 241: Pirna – Hinterhermsdorf + 246: Pirna – Königstein | stop Thürmsdorf Vogelstein/Festung | ca. 15 min walking distance to the fortress | Hiking and cycling busses:

Plan your trip


Motorway A 17: Exit Pirna, further at B 172 towards Bad Schandau or exit Bahretal, further at K 8732 to Krietzschwitz, then B 172 towards Bad Schandau

Road construction sites


Dresden – Königstein
Bad Schandau – Königstein


From the pier at Königstein to the fortress, please see: FESTUNGSEXPRESS and HIKING TOUR


Bike stands and luggage lockers at the fortress entrance
Bike bus | Bike trail along river Elbe


Cars, motorcycles and caravans

Car park "Festung Königstein" at B 172 (turn-off Festung), only 650 m footpath to the fortress

All-year open, entry and exit always possible

Parking fees in the car park
up to 1 hours: €2.00
up to 4 hours: €7.00
Day ticket: €13.00

Parking fees for caravans
up to 4 hours: €14.00
Day ticket: €26.00

Parking free of charge. Use of a locker for little money possible.

Car park operator
KWE Königstein GmbH
Phone: +49 35021 99 541

Coaches, minibuses, disabled parking

Coaches, cars of handicapped people

Parking directly at the fortress (barrier)
Parking fee for coaches: €10.00
Parking fee for mini busses: €8.00
free of charge for cars of handicapped people, with certificate

Parking time: 4 hours

Elevator: all-year
Panorama elevator: April to October


Shuttle from April to October between city of Königstein (timetable), car park and fortress

Restricted shuttle from November to March (only during Christmas market on the 4 advent weekends and on official holidays)

Operator: Frank Nuhn Freizeit und Tourismus e. K.

Hiking tour to the fortress

***Danger! Due to the forest fires in Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland, there is now a general ban on entering all forests in the Saxon Switzerland-Eastern / Ore Mountains district. This also applies to the hiking trails to Königstein Fortress.***

From the city of Königstein following woodpaths marked by a blue bar resp. a red spot

Length: 30 to 45 minutes

A collection of hiking maps of the Saxon-Bohemian Switzerland are available in our museum shop.