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Königstein is a town in the Free State of Saxony in Germany. Königstein lies in the Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge District and has a population of 2,898 as of 2005. Near Königstein is the Festung Königstein fortress.

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Skyline of Königstein
Coat of arms of Königstein
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Location of Königstein within Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge district
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Königstein is located in Germany
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Königstein is located in Saxony
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Königstein
Coordinates: 50°55′8″N 14°4′17″E / 50.91889°N 14.07139°E / 50.91889; 14.07139Coordinates: 50°55′8″N 14°4′17″E / 50.91889°N 14.07139°E / 50.91889; 14.07139
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictSächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge
Municipal assoc.Königstein/Sächs. Schweiz
Subdivisions2
Government
 • MayorTobias Kummer[1]
Area
 • Total26.93 km2 (10.40 sq mi)
Elevation
212 m (696 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[2]
 • Total2,092
 • Density78/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
01824
Dialling codes035021
Vehicle registrationPIR
Websitewww.koenigstein-sachsen.de
Königstein in 2007
Street sign - "Königstein - Kreis Sächschische Schweiz"

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GeographyEdit

Königstein is located in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. The town lies in between Pirna and the Czech border at the confluence of the Biela with the Elbe. Königstein was damaged during the flooding of the Elbe in 2002.

HistoryEdit

The town of Königstein was first mentioned in 1379 as a settlement near the castle of Königstein. It was named after a King of Bohemia, but eventually passed to the Saxon Margraves of Meißen. However, Königstein still retains the double-tailed lion of Bohemia in its coat of arms. During World War II the prisoner-of-war camp for Allied officers, Oflag IV-B, was located in the castle.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.koenigstein-sachsen.de/de/Koenigstein/Begruessungswort-Buergermeister
  2. ^ "Aktuelle Einwohnerzahlen nach Gemeinden 2017 (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). October 2018.

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