Matthias Hultsch

The oldest garrison church in Saxony

Exhibition & Organ Concerts

Opening hours:
April – October: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Day of Prayer and Repentance / Advent weekends: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
November – March : view through the entrance door into the church

Conzerte in the Garrison Church

Location: Garrison Church

Family friendliness: child-friendly texts & media stations

Accessibility: access with wheelchairs and strollers is possible

Photography: allowed for private use without flash | photo permission required for commercial use

About the history of the Garrison Church

Saxony's oldest garrison church owes its name to its patron saint, the dragon slayer Saint George. In its 800-year history it has been a Romanesque castle chapel, monastery church, garrison church, cinema hall, gymnasium and building materials warehouse.

In 1992, a comprehensive renovation of the exterior facade began. The restoration of the coffered ceiling was followed by the wall and chancel decoration and the renovation of the belfry. In 1999, the Jehmlich company began the construction of the new organ. The oldest garrison church in the country was ceremoniously reopened at Whitsun 2000.

In addition to church services, weddings and baptisms, organ concerts also take place regularly today.

Organ concerts in the Garrison Church

Enjoy a 15-minute concert on the Jehmlich organ every hour on the hour between 12 noon and 4 p.m. in our "Sunday Music" and "Advent Music" concert series.

Sunday music in the Garrison Church

Admission is included in the ticket for the fortress! However, we ask for a benevolent donation for the church music.

Advent music in the Garrison Church

The organ concerts are part of the Historic-romantic Christmas Market "Königstein - a winter fairy tale". An increased entrance fee applies to visits to Königstein Fortress including the Christmas market on Advent weekends.

Festung Königstein gGmbH
01824 Königstein

Phone: +49 (0)35021 64 607

Opening hours

April - October 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
November - March 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Last admission 1 hour before closing time