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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.

Vítor Ribeiro, Lydia Lindla (Ly), Puzzler4879, Cämmerer zu Nau and 114 other people have particularly liked this photo


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

Happy new week:)
10 days ago.
LuDoViC
LuDoViC
Quelle belle architecture originale avec toutes ses couleurs.
10 days ago.
Maurice Albray
Maurice Albray
Une façade aux superbes couleurs.
10 days ago.
Guy Bacca
Guy Bacca
Magnifiques maisons anciennes avec leur splendide architecture... Belle série d'images et historique d'un grand intérêt
10 days ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
WOWWWWWWW, marvelous facades, Jaap !! They are all very beautiful !! I adore these old timered hourses !!!!!!!!!!!!
10 days ago.
Hansruedi Voegele
Hansruedi Voegele
Seher sehr schön Jaap!Schöne Haus Aufnahmen ,umrahmt mit schönen PIP!
10 days ago.
Max Wenger
Max Wenger
Supérbe facade avec ces magnifiques couleurs
10 days ago.
Noisette du 11
Noisette du 11
La façade n'est pas bien droite ?
Belles couleurs !
10 days ago.
Chriss
Chriss
Une très belle découverte pour moi Jaap*
10 days ago.
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
de merveilleuses façades artistiquement réalisées*******************
belle semaine Jaap !
10 days ago.
Aschi "Freestone"
Aschi "Freestone"
what facades worth seeing, there is still craftsmanship behind them
10 days ago.
J.Garcia
J.Garcia
I like very much!!!
Thanks for the text and for sharing, Jaap
10 days ago. Edited 9 days ago.
Franco Timpanaro
Franco Timpanaro
Architettura bella ed interessante
10 days ago.
Léopold
Léopold
Comme dans un conte de Fée.
10 days ago.
© Montse;-))
© Montse;-))
Nice shot!!!!
10 days ago.
Pat Del
Pat Del
Une décoration de façade particulièrement originale ! Merci de la présenter, Jaap !
10 days ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Awesome shot and PIPs!
10 days ago.
* ઇઉ *
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Masterpieces of half-timbered architecture. Great photos, Jaap!
10 days ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
That is quite a house, Jaap, and beautifully photographed.
10 days 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¡¡
10 days ago.
Anto & Pier
Anto & Pier
Beautiful photo,architecture,colors.
Greetings from Italia, Anto & Pier
10 days ago.
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
Tolle Fassade, Jaao !
10 days ago.
Christo Iliev
Christo Iliev
Très intéressant !
10 days ago.
Silvio Francesco Zincolini
Silvio Francesco Zin…
Composizione molto bella e colori fantastici !!!
10 days ago.
Eva-Britt
Eva-Britt
What a fantastic house!
10 days ago.
Pat29
Pat29
Amazing looking building jaap
10 days ago.
crisbou
crisbou
Beautiful photos, just around the corner!
10 days ago.
Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd
A wonderful series of images of the amazing architecture together with the detailed information Jaap.

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

Best wishes
Füsun
10 days ago.
Peter Castell
Peter Castell
A wonderful building repainting it must take ages, thank you for the information Jaap
10 days ago.
Nathalie D
Nathalie D
Superbe !!
10 days ago.
Alda
Alda
Wow! very impressive!
10 days ago.
trester88
trester88
Klasse Serie mit historischen Gebäuden, Jaap! Ich liebe solche schiefen Häuser.
10 days ago.
Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma
schitterende architectuur, een beetje shots en scheef :))
10 days ago.
Jaap van 't Veen has replied to Wierd Folkersma
De waterpas was nog niet uitgevonden ....
9 days ago.
Diana Australis
Diana Australis
Thanks Jaap. I love blue house, mis-sharpen by the centuries....it is fabulous!
10 days ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Great series of architectural studies! Particularly love the Crooked House !!!
9 days ago.
Dick M
Dick M
Good shot. The building looks fragile.
9 days ago.
Pachelbel Canon
Pachelbel Canon
Interesting lines and colors. It has given me a headache.
9 days ago.
ROL/Photo
ROL/Photo
WaOuhhhhhhhhhhhh encore une fois magnifique cette photo
9 days ago.
k.e.s_kloset
k.e.s_kloset
Wow. What an interesting place!
9 days ago.
Jaap van 't Veen has replied to k.e.s_kloset
For sure it is.
9 days ago.
fifi
fifi
Phénoménal ! Un magnifique patrimoine !
Bonne semaine.
9 days ago.
Riet Van Vliet
Riet Van Vliet
Mooi plaatje, inderdaad nog geen waterpas bij de hand,maar het heeft wel wat.!
9 days ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Marvellous and very colourful houses and very interesting info, Jaap.
9 days ago.
Gudrun
Gudrun
A beautiful set of photos! The timber framed houses have been restored very well.
9 days ago.
Eve
Eve
Beaucoup de charme ***
9 days ago.
neira-Dan
neira-Dan
quelles riches façades !! la 1ere est étonnante
9 days ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
a little mesmerizing the first one, all excellent !
9 days ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Great capture Jaap, are the inside level?
9 days ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Congratulations on Explore.
9 days ago.
Simone Maurel
Simone Maurel
magnifique
8 days 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 days ago.
Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann
Schönes Titelfoto und PiPs. Schöne Fassaden und kräftige tolle Farben!
8 days ago.
Karin Garcia
Karin Garcia
Gratulation !!!!! Gruß Karin
8 days ago.
Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann
how decorative !
8 days ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Thanks for the visit and comments.
8 days ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Have a wonderful day.
8 days ago.
ME.
ME.
Herrlich dieses krumme und schiefe Miteinander!
8 days ago.
Roger Dodger
Roger Dodger
Nice series Jaap, like the style of these timber framed buildings, they have great character; interesting information too!
8 days 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 days ago.
Roger Bennion
Roger Bennion
Fascination building and a fascinating description, Jaap. Love the colours and marvellous detail. Excellent framing.
8 days ago.
Peggy C
Peggy C
Photos of Architecture with Character .. all a wonderful, but this one is tops !
8 days 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" ;-)
7 days ago.
Cheryl Kelly (cher12861 on flickr)
Cheryl Kelly (cher12…
Awesome!
7 days ago.
Hélène chevillard
Hélène chevillard
Très très belles photos !!!!!
7 days ago.
Daniela
Daniela
Vous êtes un excellent photographe, Jaap ***
7 days 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
7 days ago. Edited 7 days ago.
Helmer Lortz
Helmer Lortz
Die Farben sind perfekt auf den Himmel abgestimmt. Damals konnte man noch in menschlichen Proportionen bauen.
7 days ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Good work :-))
7 days ago.
Esther
Esther
What a breathtaking town. I love the unevenness of the building.
7 days ago.
Danielle
Danielle
Admirable++++++++++
6 days ago.