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Location address: Deutschland, Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge, Königstein/Sächsische Schweiz
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Königstein Fortress (German: Festung Königstein), the “Saxon Bastille”, is a hilltop fortress near Dresden, in Saxon Switzerland, Germany, above the town of Königstein on the left bank of the River Elbe. It is one of the largest hilltop fortifications in Europe and sits atop the table hill of the same name.
Linked characteristics: Bike friendly, Wheelchair accessible, Spectacular, Bad weather suitable, Adventurous, Peculiar, Car free, Child friendly
Linked themes: History, Walk and eat, Top things to do, World heritage, Cultural heritage, School excursions, Eat and drink
Konigstein Fortress in Dresden has been everything from a stronghold to a World War II prisoner of war camp.