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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.

ღ❤ஜ heRVée ღ❤ஜ, Pedrocut, Karp Panta, Rosa Maria Riquelme and 131 other people have particularly liked this photo


129 comments - The latest ones
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Does the area have a problem with earthquakes?
;o)
2 months ago.
Xata has replied to Andy Rodker
LOL!!!!
2 months ago.
Claudia G
Claudia G
Superbe cadrage et couleurs ! Belle architecture bancale ! -))
2 months ago.
Tacheles
Tacheles
Scheef & krom. ;)
2 months 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...
2 months ago.
Nouchetdu38
Nouchetdu38
Amazing and gorgeous house!
2 months ago.
Philippe Collard
Philippe Collard
superbe.
2 months ago.
Madeleine Defawes
Madeleine Defawes
Very beautiful pictures in the blue sky !
Have a nice week
2 months ago.
Jean
Jean
Beautiful old houses and so colourful.
2 months 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.
2 months ago.
Ko Hummel
Ko Hummel
Mooi beeld van dit Fachwerkhaus.
2 months ago.
tatranka7
tatranka7
Wonderful detail and architecture...
2 months ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne
The main picture is so beautiful Jaap. I love this architecture. The PiP's are stunning also.
2 months ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
how so so beautiful this colors and the pic

Happy new week:)
2 months ago.
LuDoViC
LuDoViC
Quelle belle architecture originale avec toutes ses couleurs.
2 months ago.
Guy Bacca
Guy Bacca
Magnifiques maisons anciennes avec leur splendide architecture... Belle série d'images et historique d'un grand intérêt
2 months ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
WOWWWWWWW, marvelous facades, Jaap !! They are all very beautiful !! I adore these old timered hourses !!!!!!!!!!!!
2 months ago.
Hansruedi Voegele
Hansruedi Voegele
Seher sehr schön Jaap!Schöne Haus Aufnahmen ,umrahmt mit schönen PIP!
2 months ago.
Max Wenger
Max Wenger
Supérbe facade avec ces magnifiques couleurs
2 months ago.
Noisette du 11
Noisette du 11
La façade n'est pas bien droite ?
Belles couleurs !
2 months ago.
Chriss
Chriss
Une très belle découverte pour moi Jaap*
2 months ago.
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
de merveilleuses façades artistiquement réalisées*******************
belle semaine Jaap !
2 months ago.
Aschi "Freestone"
Aschi "Freestone"
what facades worth seeing, there is still craftsmanship behind them
2 months ago.
J.Garcia
J.Garcia
I like very much!!!
Thanks for the text and for sharing, Jaap
2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.
Franco Timpanaro
Franco Timpanaro
Architettura bella ed interessante
2 months ago.
Léopold
Léopold
Comme dans un conte de Fée.
2 months ago.
© Montse;-))
© Montse;-))
Nice shot!!!!
2 months ago.
Pat Del
Pat Del
Une décoration de façade particulièrement originale ! Merci de la présenter, Jaap !
2 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Awesome shot and PIPs!
2 months ago.
* ઇઉ *
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Masterpieces of half-timbered architecture. Great photos, Jaap!
2 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
That is quite a house, Jaap, and beautifully photographed.
2 months 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¡¡
2 months ago.
Anto & Pier
Anto & Pier
Beautiful photo,architecture,colors.
Greetings from Italia, Anto & Pier
2 months ago.
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
Tolle Fassade, Jaao !
2 months ago.
Christo Iliev
Christo Iliev
Très intéressant !
2 months ago.
Silvio Francesco Zincolini
Silvio Francesco Zin…
Composizione molto bella e colori fantastici !!!
2 months ago.
Eva-Britt
Eva-Britt
What a fantastic house!
2 months ago.
Pat29
Pat29
Amazing looking building jaap
2 months ago.
crisbou
crisbou
Beautiful photos, just around the corner!
2 months ago.
Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd
A wonderful series of images of the amazing architecture together with the detailed information Jaap.

Best regards, Doug
2 months ago.
Citoyen du Monde
Citoyen du Monde
très bel effet !!
2 months ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Absolument magnifique et les PIPs sont fabuleuses ++++++
Bonne semaine.
2 months ago.
Françoise Legeard
Françoise Legeard
Splendide*******
2 months ago.
Zulma
Zulma
WOW!! amazing series my friend.
2 months ago.
Adele
Adele
Stunning architecture photo. Pips are terrific, too!
2 months ago.
Boro
Boro
SUPERBES
2 months 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.
2 months ago.
cammino
cammino
Tolles Fachwerk-Ensemble!
2 months ago.
Adriana Grecu
Adriana Grecu
Fantastique architecture!!
2 months ago.
Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley
A fantastic find and shot Jaap.
2 months ago.
Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac
Très belles photos avec notes et couleurs. Nicole.
2 months ago.
Hélène Lombard
Hélène Lombard
Très belles façades typiques !!
2 months ago.
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Very, very good photograph, Jaap ! *******
2 months ago.
gezginruh
gezginruh
Stunning colours and wonderful details!!
And as always, great informations!
Thank you for this nice sharing!

Best wishes
Füsun
2 months ago.
Peter Castell
Peter Castell
A wonderful building repainting it must take ages, thank you for the information Jaap
2 months ago.
Nathalie D
Nathalie D
Superbe !!
2 months ago.
Alda
Alda
Wow! very impressive!
2 months ago.
trester88
trester88
Klasse Serie mit historischen Gebäuden, Jaap! Ich liebe solche schiefen Häuser.
2 months ago.
Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma
schitterende architectuur, een beetje shots en scheef :))
2 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen has replied to Wierd Folkersma
De waterpas was nog niet uitgevonden ....
2 months ago.
Diana Australis
Diana Australis
Thanks Jaap. I love blue house, mis-sharpen by the centuries....it is fabulous!
2 months ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Great series of architectural studies! Particularly love the Crooked House !!!
2 months ago.
Dick M
Dick M
Good shot. The building looks fragile.
2 months ago.
Pachelbel Canon
Pachelbel Canon
Interesting lines and colors. It has given me a headache.
2 months ago.
ROL/Photo
ROL/Photo
WaOuhhhhhhhhhhhh encore une fois magnifique cette photo
2 months ago.
k.e.s_kloset
k.e.s_kloset
Wow. What an interesting place!
2 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen has replied to k.e.s_kloset
For sure it is.
2 months ago.
fifi
fifi
Phénoménal ! Un magnifique patrimoine !
Bonne semaine.
2 months ago.
Riet Van Vliet
Riet Van Vliet
Mooi plaatje, inderdaad nog geen waterpas bij de hand,maar het heeft wel wat.!
2 months ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Marvellous and very colourful houses and very interesting info, Jaap.
2 months ago.
Gudrun
Gudrun
A beautiful set of photos! The timber framed houses have been restored very well.
2 months ago.
Eve
Eve
Beaucoup de charme ***
2 months ago.
neira-Dan
neira-Dan
quelles riches façades !! la 1ere est étonnante
2 months ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
a little mesmerizing the first one, all excellent !
2 months ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Great capture Jaap, are the inside level?
2 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Congratulations on Explore.
2 months ago.
Simone Maurel
Simone Maurel
magnifique
8 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.
8 weeks ago.
Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann
Schönes Titelfoto und PiPs. Schöne Fassaden und kräftige tolle Farben!
8 weeks ago.
Karin Garcia
Karin Garcia
Gratulation !!!!! Gruß Karin
8 weeks ago.
Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann
how decorative !
8 weeks ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Thanks for the visit and comments.
8 weeks ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Have a wonderful day.
8 weeks ago.
ME.
ME.
Herrlich dieses krumme und schiefe Miteinander!
8 weeks ago.
Roger Dodger
Roger Dodger
Nice series Jaap, like the style of these timber framed buildings, they have great character; interesting information too!
8 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.
8 weeks ago.
Roger Bennion
Roger Bennion
Fascination building and a fascinating description, Jaap. Love the colours and marvellous detail. Excellent framing.
8 weeks ago.
Peggy C
Peggy C
Photos of Architecture with Character .. all a wonderful, but this one is tops !
8 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" ;-)
8 weeks ago.
Cheryl Kelly (cher12861 on flickr)
Cheryl Kelly (cher12…
Awesome!
8 weeks ago.
Hélène chevillard
Hélène chevillard
Très très belles photos !!!!!
8 weeks ago.
Daniela
Daniela
Vous êtes un excellent photographe, Jaap ***
8 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
8 weeks ago. Edited 8 weeks ago.
Helmer Lortz
Helmer Lortz
Die Farben sind perfekt auf den Himmel abgestimmt. Damals konnte man noch in menschlichen Proportionen bauen.
8 weeks ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Good work :-))
8 weeks ago.
Esther
Esther
What a breathtaking town. I love the unevenness of the building.
8 weeks ago.
Annabelle
Annabelle
Admirable++++++++++
8 weeks ago.
Graham Chance
Graham Chance
Superb image Jaap. A beautiful building. Love the PIPs too, especially PIP2.
8 weeks ago.