Königshütte lies on the B 27 federal road in the Harz mountains; a state road branching off to Tanne (Harz) in the centre of the village. Immediately below the settlement under the ruins of Königsburg castle is the confluence of the Kalte Bode and Warme Bode, which unite here to form the River Bode, which initially flows into the Königshütte Reservoir and then on towards Rübeland.
The once independent village emerged from the merger of Königshof and Rothehütte on 1 April 1936. Rothehütte was particularly known for being the home of several iron works such as the Neue Hütte and the Lüdershof.
Königshütte used to have a railway connexion to Blankenburg (Harz), but passenger services were withdrawn on the electrified section from Elbingerode–Königshütte on 30 May 1999 and the line was closed completely on 31 August 2000.
Places of interest
- Königshütte Waterfall
- Bockberg nature reserve
- Königshütte Reservoir
- Mandelholz Reservoir
- Königsburg ruins
- Ruins of St Andrew's Church on a footpath towards Elbingerode
- The Ackertklippe crag with views to the Brocken
- Memorial to the forestry scientist, Wilhelm Pfeil
- Graves in village cemetery (Ortsfriedhof) of two Soviet and one Dutch people, who were abducted during the Second World War, taken to Germany and were victims of forced labour.