Königstein Castle Ruin

Königstein Castle Ruin

We took advantage of the first warm sunny days to visit the Königstein castle ruins in Königstein im Taunus. Not far from Frankfurt you can find this old medieval castle, which is one of the largest castles in Germany. Together with the ruins of Falkenstein Castle in the town of the same name and Kronberg Castle, these three form the ruins of the Taunus.

Königstein Castle Ruin
Königstein Castle Ruin

After a short drive, there are several parking options in the village. Afterwards, you can stroll quite relaxed to the castle ruins. For 3,- € entrance you can and should look at the interior of the complex. Extensive paths and many corners are there to explore. From the tower you get a great panoramic view over the Taunus.

Königstein Castle Ruin
Königstein Castle Ruin

During the breeding season, the inner courtyard is closed. In recent years, eagle owls have nested here and thus have priority over nature-seeking city dwellers. At the entrance gate, the Staufer stele – a memorial stone – shows the builder of the castle. Kuno I. von Münzenberg is named here as the builder. The first traces of settlement, however, go back to the 10th century before his time.

For man and animal

The Königstein castle ruin itself decayed over the centuries and served as a source of building material for the inhabitants of Königstein. Thus, today’s old town of Königstein still preserves the remains of the castle of that time in its interior (not only above the town as a panorama).

Königstein Castle Ruin
Königstein Castle Ruin

We had a nice time out during our stay and enjoyed the peace and quiet. The castle ruins also offer enough places to linger and a quick rush through is not necessary here. The castle is also used for numerous events and is a stopover for many hiking trails around Königstein.

Königstein Castle Ruin
Königstein Castle Ruin

We can recommend this little trip to the Königstein castle ruins to everyone. Even in Corona times the visit was no problem. In the winter months (November to March), the castle is only available for a visit on weekends. From April to October, however, it is open daily. Take a look.

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Anni & Wladi

To see the world – that is our goal. Through creative and efficient planning we try to cope with our budget- and time restrictions. Both of us work full-time and we are trying to use our spare time effectively by travelling. You can follow the results on tripination.com and get inspired, true to the motto “our trip, your destination”.

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