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The "Saxon Switzerland” National Park - the Königstein Fortress

Königstein Fortress sits atop a huge, rocky plateau that rises 240 meters above the River Elbe. It’s one of the largest fortresses in Europe, and one of the most secure: it was never captured by its enemies. The fortress is crisscrossed by a labyrinth of cellars, passages and dungeons. We take a look behind the meter-thick walls with their fascinating history.

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