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Germany - Idstein

Germany - Idstein
Idstein is nestled in the soft rolling hills of the Taunus Mountains. The city - granted city and market rights in 1287 by King Rudolph of Habsburg - dates back at least to the year of 1102, when the name first appeared in a court document, involving Udalrich and Konrad von Etichestein.

Count Udalrich was succeeded in Idstein by the counts of Laurenburg, relatives of the archbishop of Mainz, who gave Idstein castle to them. From the middle of the 12th century, the Laurenburg family named themselves after the castle of Nassau. During this period the city became attached to Nassau and remained so until 1866.

Besides the former castle complex and the beautiful Union Church
( www.ipernity.com/doc/294067/47426278 ) Idstein has a mediaeval town centre (Altstadt) with about 200 timber framed buildings. The oldest remaining house (Obergasse 2) was originally built around 1410. Many of the houses date from the late 16th and early 17th centuries.

The two main squares - König-Adolf-Platz (PiP 1) and Marktplatz - and nearby streets are lined with numerous timber framed houses (PiP 3 and 4 ). The most magnificent and richly decorated house is the Killingerhaus (PiP 2, the central house ), built in 1615 by town clerk Johann Conrad Killing. Another remarkable building is the Crooked House (main picture). This Schiefes Haus was built in 1725 as a four storey house.

Idstein is part of the German Timber-Frame Road (Deutsche Fachwerkstraße), connecting towns with timber framed buildings.

Paulo Moreira, Denis Croissant, Claudia Raphael, Ernest CH and 127 other people have particularly liked this photo


130 comments - The latest ones
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Does the area have a problem with earthquakes?
;o)
6 weeks ago.
Xata has replied to Andy Rodker
LOL!!!!
6 weeks ago.
Claudia G
Claudia G
Superbe cadrage et couleurs ! Belle architecture bancale ! -))
6 weeks ago.
Tacheles
Tacheles
Scheef & krom. ;)
6 weeks ago.
Xata
Xata
Beautifully preserved houses, and very interesting information. Old houses are often not horizontal any more, they were constructed leaning one in the other so if one mouved because of unstable soil underneath or was rebuilt it affected the others stability...
6 weeks ago.
Nouchetdu38
Nouchetdu38
Amazing and gorgeous house!
6 weeks ago.
Philippe Collard
Philippe Collard
superbe.
6 weeks ago.
Madeleine Defawes
Madeleine Defawes
Very beautiful pictures in the blue sky !
Have a nice week
6 weeks ago.
Jean
Jean
Beautiful old houses and so colourful.
6 weeks ago.
J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot
Jaap, it is so good we can think that it was purpose made to illustrate the past in some very factual and purpose made live scenario.
Lovely colors, delicate harmony and rhythm in all PIPs.
Outstanding note, thank you.
6 weeks ago.
Ko Hummel
Ko Hummel
Mooi beeld van dit Fachwerkhaus.
6 weeks ago.
tatranka7
tatranka7
Wonderful detail and architecture...
6 weeks ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne
The main picture is so beautiful Jaap. I love this architecture. The PiP's are stunning also.
6 weeks ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
how so so beautiful this colors and the pic

Happy new week:)
6 weeks ago.
LuDoViC
LuDoViC
Quelle belle architecture originale avec toutes ses couleurs.
6 weeks ago.
Maurice Albray
Maurice Albray
Une façade aux superbes couleurs.
6 weeks ago.
Guy Bacca
Guy Bacca
Magnifiques maisons anciennes avec leur splendide architecture... Belle série d'images et historique d'un grand intérêt
6 weeks ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
WOWWWWWWW, marvelous facades, Jaap !! They are all very beautiful !! I adore these old timered hourses !!!!!!!!!!!!
6 weeks ago.
Hansruedi Voegele
Hansruedi Voegele
Seher sehr schön Jaap!Schöne Haus Aufnahmen ,umrahmt mit schönen PIP!
6 weeks ago.
Max Wenger
Max Wenger
Supérbe facade avec ces magnifiques couleurs
6 weeks ago.
Noisette du 11
Noisette du 11
La façade n'est pas bien droite ?
Belles couleurs !
6 weeks ago.
Chriss
Chriss
Une très belle découverte pour moi Jaap*
6 weeks ago.
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
de merveilleuses façades artistiquement réalisées*******************
belle semaine Jaap !
6 weeks ago.
Aschi "Freestone"
Aschi "Freestone"
what facades worth seeing, there is still craftsmanship behind them
6 weeks ago.
J.Garcia
J.Garcia
I like very much!!!
Thanks for the text and for sharing, Jaap
6 weeks ago. Edited 5 weeks ago.
Franco Timpanaro
Franco Timpanaro
Architettura bella ed interessante
6 weeks ago.
Léopold
Léopold
Comme dans un conte de Fée.
6 weeks ago.
© Montse;-))
© Montse;-))
Nice shot!!!!
6 weeks ago.
Pat Del
Pat Del
Une décoration de façade particulièrement originale ! Merci de la présenter, Jaap !
6 weeks ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Awesome shot and PIPs!
6 weeks ago.
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Masterpieces of half-timbered architecture. Great photos, Jaap!
6 weeks ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
That is quite a house, Jaap, and beautifully photographed.
6 weeks ago.
Mario Vargas
Mario Vargas
what a beautiful place and shots, i also was wondering in this timbrer framed facades , if the lines of decoration means something or just is the style of decoration¡¡
6 weeks ago.
Anto & Pier
Anto & Pier
Beautiful photo,architecture,colors.
Greetings from Italia, Anto & Pier
6 weeks ago.
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
Tolle Fassade, Jaao !
6 weeks ago.
Christo Iliev
Christo Iliev
Très intéressant !
6 weeks ago.
Silvio Francesco Zincolini
Silvio Francesco Zin…
Composizione molto bella e colori fantastici !!!
6 weeks ago.
Eva-Britt
Eva-Britt
What a fantastic house!
6 weeks ago.
Pat29
Pat29
Amazing looking building jaap
6 weeks ago.
crisbou
crisbou
Beautiful photos, just around the corner!
6 weeks ago.
Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd
A wonderful series of images of the amazing architecture together with the detailed information Jaap.

Best regards, Doug
6 weeks ago.
Citoyen du Monde
Citoyen du Monde
très bel effet !!
6 weeks ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Absolument magnifique et les PIPs sont fabuleuses ++++++
Bonne semaine.
6 weeks ago.
Françoise Legeard
Françoise Legeard
Splendide*******
6 weeks ago.
Zulma
Zulma
WOW!! amazing series my friend.
6 weeks ago.
Adele
Adele
Stunning architecture photo. Pips are terrific, too!
6 weeks ago.
Boro
Boro
SUPERBES
6 weeks ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
The house in the main image is just fascinating. I'm still trying to work out if the lopsidedness is real or an optical illusion caused by the blue geometrical shapes painted on the frontage!

Either way, you've captured it in stunning colour and detail Jaap..!! The images in the PiPs are also very nicely captured..........and as always, we have a well researched narrative.
6 weeks ago.
cammino
cammino
Tolles Fachwerk-Ensemble!
6 weeks ago.
Adriana Grecu
Adriana Grecu
Fantastique architecture!!
6 weeks ago.
Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley
A fantastic find and shot Jaap.
6 weeks ago.
Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac
Très belles photos avec notes et couleurs. Nicole.
6 weeks ago.
Hélène Lombard
Hélène Lombard
Très belles façades typiques !!
6 weeks ago.
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Very, very good photograph, Jaap ! *******
6 weeks ago.
gezginruh
gezginruh
Stunning colours and wonderful details!!
And as always, great informations!
Thank you for this nice sharing!

Best wishes
Füsun
6 weeks ago.
Peter Castell
Peter Castell
A wonderful building repainting it must take ages, thank you for the information Jaap
5 weeks ago.
Nathalie D
Nathalie D
Superbe !!
5 weeks ago.
Alda
Alda
Wow! very impressive!
5 weeks ago.
trester88
trester88
Klasse Serie mit historischen Gebäuden, Jaap! Ich liebe solche schiefen Häuser.
5 weeks ago.
Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma
schitterende architectuur, een beetje shots en scheef :))
5 weeks ago.
Jaap van 't Veen has replied to Wierd Folkersma
De waterpas was nog niet uitgevonden ....
5 weeks ago.
Diana Australis
Diana Australis
Thanks Jaap. I love blue house, mis-sharpen by the centuries....it is fabulous!
5 weeks ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Great series of architectural studies! Particularly love the Crooked House !!!
5 weeks ago.
Dick M
Dick M
Good shot. The building looks fragile.
5 weeks ago.
Pachelbel Canon
Pachelbel Canon
Interesting lines and colors. It has given me a headache.
5 weeks ago.
ROL/Photo
ROL/Photo
WaOuhhhhhhhhhhhh encore une fois magnifique cette photo
5 weeks ago.
k.e.s_kloset
k.e.s_kloset
Wow. What an interesting place!
5 weeks ago.
Jaap van 't Veen has replied to k.e.s_kloset
For sure it is.
5 weeks ago.
fifi
fifi
Phénoménal ! Un magnifique patrimoine !
Bonne semaine.
5 weeks ago.
Riet Van Vliet
Riet Van Vliet
Mooi plaatje, inderdaad nog geen waterpas bij de hand,maar het heeft wel wat.!
5 weeks ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Marvellous and very colourful houses and very interesting info, Jaap.
5 weeks ago.
Gudrun
Gudrun
A beautiful set of photos! The timber framed houses have been restored very well.
5 weeks ago.
Eve
Eve
Beaucoup de charme ***
5 weeks ago.
neira-Dan
neira-Dan
quelles riches façades !! la 1ere est étonnante
5 weeks ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
a little mesmerizing the first one, all excellent !
5 weeks ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Great capture Jaap, are the inside level?
5 weeks ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Congratulations on Explore.
5 weeks ago.
Simone Maurel
Simone Maurel
magnifique
5 weeks ago.
David G Johnson
David G Johnson
Good information there Jaap'... and brilliant pip's../... 'Idstein' sure looks a fascinating place for a visit.. / .. I took a look around on Google Earth'... but no 'street view' images as yet.
Cheers from Dave.
5 weeks ago.
Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann
Schönes Titelfoto und PiPs. Schöne Fassaden und kräftige tolle Farben!
5 weeks ago.
Karin Garcia
Karin Garcia
Gratulation !!!!! Gruß Karin
5 weeks ago.
Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann
how decorative !
5 weeks ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Thanks for the visit and comments.
5 weeks ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Have a wonderful day.
5 weeks ago.
ME.
ME.
Herrlich dieses krumme und schiefe Miteinander!
5 weeks ago.
Roger Dodger
Roger Dodger
Nice series Jaap, like the style of these timber framed buildings, they have great character; interesting information too!
5 weeks ago.
Ruesterstaude
Ruesterstaude
Danke fürs Zeigen mit diesen hübschen Bildern, Jaap! Ich kenne in Idstein nur vom Vorbeifahren. Du zeigst, dass sich ein Abstecher lohnt.
5 weeks ago.
Roger Bennion
Roger Bennion
Fascination building and a fascinating description, Jaap. Love the colours and marvellous detail. Excellent framing.
5 weeks ago.
Peggy C
Peggy C
Photos of Architecture with Character .. all a wonderful, but this one is tops !
5 weeks ago.
polytropos
polytropos
Wonderful capture! And perfectly tone in tone with the sky! :-)
Maybe this facade was the giver of the idea of the computer game "Tetris" ;-)
5 weeks ago.
Cheryl Kelly (cher12861 on flickr)
Cheryl Kelly (cher12…
Awesome!
5 weeks ago.
Hélène chevillard
Hélène chevillard
Très très belles photos !!!!!
5 weeks ago.
Daniela
Daniela
Vous êtes un excellent photographe, Jaap ***
5 weeks ago.
Betty【ツ】
Betty【ツ】
These houses are fabulous, the first one is funny but I like very much that of the PIP 2. Thank you for the very interesting explanations
5 weeks ago. Edited 5 weeks ago.
Helmer Lortz
Helmer Lortz
Die Farben sind perfekt auf den Himmel abgestimmt. Damals konnte man noch in menschlichen Proportionen bauen.
5 weeks ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Good work :-))
5 weeks ago.
Esther
Esther
What a breathtaking town. I love the unevenness of the building.
5 weeks ago.
Danielle
Danielle
Admirable++++++++++
5 weeks ago.