Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Königstein, Germany

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Tour Facts

Number of sights 5 sights
Distance 3.1 km
Ascend 353 m
Descend 122 m

Explore Königstein in Germany with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Sight 1: Hunger Stone

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Hunger Stone Dr. Bernd Gross / CC BY-SA 3.0

A hunger stone is a type of hydrological landmark common in Central Europe. Hunger stones serve as famine memorials and warnings and were erected in Germany and in ethnic German settlements throughout Europe in the 15th through 19th centuries.

Wikipedia: Hunger stone (EN)

256 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 2: Stadtkirche Königstein

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The Church of the Virgin Mary in Königstein is an urban church belonging to the evangelical-Luterské church village of Königstein-Papstdorf. The first church probably dates back to the 13th century, but probably after 1428 ceased to be used and replaced by the Marian Church on Schreiberberg. It was rebuilt in Baroque style in 1704–1724 and completed by George Bähr. In 1810 the church burned down, and only the perimeter walls remained. The renewal was not completed until 1823 and the interior was rebuilt into a classicist style. It has not been significantly modified in the following years. The church is listed.

Wikipedia: Kostel Panny Marie (Königstein) (CS)

571 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 3: Mariä Empfängnis

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The Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary in the Saxon town of Königstein is a Roman Catholic branch church built in 1910–1911 in the Neo-Romanesque style.

Wikipedia: Kostel Neposkvrněného početí Panny Marie (Königstein) (CS)

559 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 4: Apoštolský kostel

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The Apostolic Church in Königstein is a purist building adapted for worship purposes in the early 1950s.

Wikipedia: Apoštolský kostel (Königstein) (CS)

1749 meters / 21 minutes

Sight 5: Quirl

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The Quirl is a low table hill, 349 metres high, in Saxon Switzerland, west of the River Elbe.

Wikipedia: Quirl (EN)

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