Königstein Fortress

Festung Königstein, 01824 Königstein

Tel. : +49 (0) 35021 64607

Fax : +49 (0) 35021 64609



Festung Königstein (Königstein Fortress) is a unique monument to the art of European fortress construction. Its 750 years' history have made it an impressive configuration of late Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and 19th century architecture. The 9.5 hectare fortress complex is opened to the public as a military and historical open air museum.


Additional access information for wheelchair users and persons with reduced mobility:

  • Handicapped guests can drive up to the ticket office (4 disabled parking spaces).
  • Gradients/slopes on the grounds and some steep ramps into the buildings - an accompanying person is recommended
  • Some exhibitions are accessible without steps

  • Toilet for wheelchair users (on fortress, with EURO key): Door 86 cm, 160x150 cm in front of and 90 cm beside the toilet
  • Another toilet for wheelchair users at ticket office

  • The barrier-free restaurant "1900" can be rented by groups
  • A German round tour map for wheelchair users provides a better overview of paths that are difficult for wheelchairs

  • Free admission for an accompanying dog or a guide dog for the blind
  • A palpation model shows the simplified mountain fortress and labels the buildings in braille and relief

Show map

Accessibility Information


  • There is a parking area for disabled persons

Access to the facility / moving inside the facility

Ramps with > 6% ascent are reported in the text

  • Door width min. 90 cm
    Entrance without steps (max. 3 cm) or with ramp


Operating elements with a height of > 115 cm are reported in the text

  • Door width min. 90 cm
    Access without steps (max. 3 cm) or with ramp
    Space inside elevator min. 110 x 140 cm

WC for wheelchair users

  • Door width min. 90 cm
    Access without steps (max. 3 cm) or with ramp
    Space in front of toilet min. 150 x 150 cm
    Space left or right of the toilet min. 90 cm
    Folding toilet support rails present

Additional aids / Offers

  • Aids / Offers for blind and visually impaired persons