If you took time visit the Bastei Rocks, you will find yourself in close proximity to the small town of Konigstein. Atop the table hill bearing the same name, lays the Konigstein Fortress, Germany’s largest fort. Rising 240 meters above the over the river, the 24 acres rock plateau offers stunning views the Elbe Valley and the villages around.
A Little History of Konigstein Fortress
Konigstein Fortress (or Festung Konigstein, as the Germans call it) started in the early 13th century as a medieval castle belonging to the Bohemian kingdom. In the 1400s the Saxon rulers conquered the castle and later on transformed it into a monastery. In the mid 1500s by the order of Augustus, Elector of Continue Reading