Königstein, Bavaria

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Königstein
Coat of arms of Königstein
Coat of arms
Königstein  is located in Germany
Königstein
Königstein
Location of Königstein within Amberg-Sulzbach district
Königstein in AS.svg
Coordinates: 49°36′26″N 11°38′00″E / 49.60722°N 11.63333°E / 49.60722; 11.63333Coordinates: 49°36′26″N 11°38′00″E / 49.60722°N 11.63333°E / 49.60722; 11.63333
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Upper Palatinate
District Amberg-Sulzbach
Government
 • Mayor Hans Koch (CSU)
Area
 • Total 28.27 km2 (10.92 sq mi)
Elevation 490 m (1,610 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,685
 • Density 60/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 92281
Dialling codes 09665
Vehicle registration AS
Website markt-königstein.de

Königstein, also referred to as Königstein (Oberpfalz) to distinguish it from other places named Königstein, is a market town in the Amberg-Sulzbach district, Bavaria, Germany. It is located 45 kilometres (28 mi) NE of Nuremberg.

Points of interest[edit]

The Ossinger hill reaches 653 metres (2,142 ft) and is the second-highest hill in Upper Palatinate. There is a tower at the peak from which there are views of the surrounding Upper Palatinate and Franconian Jura countryside, as well as a hut (in German) that offers light refreshments.

Breitenstein Chapel is a two-story chapel situated on a rock out-cropping that dates from the second half of the 12th century. Common folk worshipped on the lower floor, while the nobility enjoyed the upper floor.

Golf Königstein (in German) is an 18-hole golf course.

Districts[edit]

  • Bischofsreuth
  • Breitenstein
  • Döttenreuth
  • Fichtenhof
  • Funkenreuth
  • Gaißach
  • Hannesreuth
  • Kürmreuth
  • Loch
  • Lunkenreuth
  • Mitteldorf
  • Mönlas
  • Namsreuth
  • Pruihausen
  • Röslas
  • Wildenhof
  • Windmühle
  • Ziegelhütte

The Königstein golf course is a challenging par 72 that is spread out through the Oberpfalz countryside with scenic views of the Oberpfalz Mountains on the front nine, and forest on the back nine. There is a very good practice area/practice tee for those who want to work on their game. The course is located about 10 kilometers from the Vilseck Army Community.

Königstein is a tourist area frequented by Germans who enjoy "wandering" or long walks through the countryside. Also horseback riding, golfing, rappelling, and mountain biking on the beautiful trails in the scenic countryside. The village of Königstein has several restaurants serving a variety of German cuisine.

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