Recently we celebrated the opening of three new exhibitions in George's Castle - about the state prison, the construction history  and the everyday life at the fortress around 1900

In the well’s shaft, two water tons are drawn up and down in turns

Since February 2018, the rooms at the Well House offer a new museum experience. 20 years after the former exhibition was opened in February 1998, it has now been newly designed and technically modernised.

Winter on the fortress

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

We wish you a happy New Year!

Historic-romantic Christmas market at Koenigstein 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...

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.

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. 

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

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.