Saxon Switzerland

Barbarine Sächsische Schweiz Tourism-information im Haus des Gastes Königstein

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Embedded in Saxon Switzerland's fantastic rocky landscape, Königstein's fortress, the symbol of the town, is visible from miles away atop a mesa.

Sitting on the banks of the River Elbe, Königstein is the perfect starting point for  tours of the impressive Elbe sandstone mountains and gorgeous valleys; climbing the nearby Lilienstein, Pfaffenstein, or Bastei is a must.

Looking for something romantic? Take a tour on the oldest steam-powered paddle boat in the world through the beautiful landscape of Germany's longest river, the Elbe.

If you love classical music, we offer two must-see concert series: The Concerts of Sandstone and Music, which take place between March and November; and, the pipe organ concerts at the Garrison's Church in the the Königstein Fortress.

A visit to "Little Saxon Switzerland," the Felsenbühne Rathen (an outdoor theatre), or a bike tour along the Elbe will please young and old.