Himmel aus Festung Königstein

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Mark Kreuz on December 8, 2011

Königstein Fortress (German: Festung Königstein), the "Saxon Bastille", is a hilltop fortress near Dresden, in Saxon Switzerland, Germany, above the town of Königstein on the left bank of the River Elbe. It is one of the largest hilltop fortifications in Europe and sits atop the table hill of the same name.

The 9.5 hectare rock plateau rises 240 metres above the Elbe and has over 50 buildings, some over 400 years old, that bear witness to the military and civilian life in the fortress. The rampart run of the fortress is 1,800 metres long with walls up to 42 metres high and steep sandstone faces. In the centre of the site is a 152.5 metre deep well, which is the deepest in Saxony and second deepest well in Europe.

The fortress, which for centuries was used as a state prison, is still intact and is now one of Saxony's foremost tourist attractions, with 700,000 visitors per year.

Graciel.la Vidal on December 8, 2011

Que "només" s'ha de refundar europa !!! que no s'acaba el món !!!.


Espectacular !!!!!

Jabrus on December 8, 2011

Bonita captura. Like. Buen tiro.

Ocminter No Views oc… on December 9, 2011

Un ambiente tetrico, se acerca la tormenta "monetaria"


Un gran saludo, Octavio

Mark Kreuz on December 10, 2011

Gràcies Graciel·la! Gracias Jabrus y Octavio!

REmiasz on December 14, 2011

Great sky structure Like

Mark Kreuz on December 14, 2011


senmax on December 16, 2011

Very beautiful picture. LIKE.

Natmara on December 27, 2011

Bonjour Mark C'est une bien belle image que ce beau rayon de soleil dans ce ciel de tempête. Like et favorite pour votre photo. Tous mes meilleurs voeux pour l'année 2012

Ali Raza on January 18, 2012

Great photo, I really like it. Like! Best regards and wishing

Mark Kreuz on February 11, 2012

Thanks to both!

E Ee on October 1, 2012

Interesting capture. I like it.

Mark Kreuz on March 16, 2014

Lot of thanks to all!

Lloret on July 26

Very mystical scene, perfecct shot, LIKE

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Photo taken in Königstein Fortress, 01824 Königstein, Germany

Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 8, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Mark Kreuz
    • Taken on 2011/10/22 19:48:22
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash