6 Sights in Idstein, Germany (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Idstein, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 6 sights are available in Idstein, Germany.

Sightseeing Tours in Idstein

1. Unionskirche

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The Unionskirche is the active Protestant parish church of Idstein, a town in the Rheingau-Taunus district in the German state of Hesse. Idstein was a residence of the counts of Nassau. The church building in the center of the historic Altstadt dates back to the 14th century when it was built as a collegiate church. It became Lutheran during the Reformation. Its interior was adapted in the 17th century to become a Lutheran Predigt- und Hofkirche. The most prominent decoration in the church is the series of 38 paintings by the Flemish painter Michael Angelo Immenraedt, an exponent of Flemish Baroque painting, and others. They follow a program of biblical scenes.

Wikipedia: Unionskirche, Idstein (EN), Website, Heritage Website

2. Hexenturm

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Hexenturm Karl-Heinz Meurer (--Charlie1965nrw (Diskussion)) / CC BY-SA 3.0 de

The approximately 42-metre-high Witches' Tower, the landmark of the city of Idstein, is the keep of Idstein Castle, which has been structurally altered several times and is designed as a butter churn tower. Due to its exposed location and height, it characterizes the Idstein cityscape. It bears the international symbol for the marking of cultural property according to the Hague Convention.

Wikipedia: Hexenturm (Idstein) (DE)

3. Harry von de Gass

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Harry von de Gass was an Idstein original. In his honour, a life-size bronze monument was inaugurated on 28 August 2008 in the Idstein pedestrian zone. The approximately 24,000 euros required for this were raised through donations from the people of Idstein. Among other things, young musicians from the Catholic parish of St. Martin gave a successful benefit concert.

Wikipedia: Harry von de Gass (DE)

4. Kastell Alteburg

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Kastell Alteburg

The fort Alteburg is a Roman numerus fort that belonged to the western Taunus route of the Upper Germanic-Raetian Limes, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2005. The remains of the complex are now a ground monument under a field located one and a half kilometers south of the Idstein district of Heftrich in the Rheingau-Taunus district in Hesse.

Wikipedia: Kastell Alteburg (DE)

5. Kalmenhof

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Kalmenhof Die Autorenschaft wurde nicht in einer maschinell lesbaren Form angegeben. Es wird Frank Winkelmann als Autor angenommen (basierend auf den Rechteinhaber-Angaben). / CC BY 3.0

Kalmenhof is a socio-educational institution for youth and persons with disabilities, providing training and teaching services at the Idstein Regional Centre in Hesse, which was once the city of residence of Nassau. Parts of Kalmenhof's facilities are protected. It is operated by a subsidiary of Vitos GmbH.

Wikipedia: Kalmenhof (DE), Website

6. Residenzschloss

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Idstein Castle, later the Renaissance style Schloss Idstein, is located in Idstein in the county of Rheingau-Taunus, Germany. The hill castle was the residenz of the counts of Nassau-Idstein. The castle's Witches' Tower (Hexenturm) is one of the town's oldest buildings and a substantial local landmark.

Wikipedia: Idstein Castle (EN)


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