Deutsche Limes-Straße


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  • Idstein

    Lying in a sunny valley below the dark Taunus
    woods, close to the A 3 motorway between
    Wiesbaden and Frankfurt. Idstein’s old town (city
    rights since 1287) inspires its visitors with nearly
    200 beautiful half-timbered houses from five
    centuries. Until 1721, Idstein was the royal seat
    of the counts and princes of Nassau-Idstein.

    Reconstruction of the Roman Watchtower 3/26

    The reconstruction of the Roman WP 3/26 can be found at the L
    3026 on the Dasbacher Höhe at the Limes-line between Idstein and
    Niedernhausen.In the district Heftrich is Fort Alteburg-Heftrich, a
    numerus fort with an area of about 1 hectare. The Alteburger Market
    takes place east of the fort area – above the Roman vicus – three
    times a year. This is a national farmers’ and livestock market with a
    centuries-old tradition. The old tree population in the market area
    is an impressive natural monument.

  • Sights in and around Idstein

    Course of the Roman fortification wall “Limes”
    with a reconstructed watch-tower 3/26 at the L
    3026, the “Witches Tower” (point of reference of
    the town), the Palace with Palace Garden, the
    Killingerhaus with museum, the Gatehouse, the
    “Crooked House” and the nationwide known
    Protestant Union Church with its beautiful 38
    canvas paintings on the ceiling. Numerous leisure
    activities like swimming, golfing, climbing and
    several event highlights like the Idstein JazzFestival
    and the atmospheric Christmas Market.


    Touristinfo Idstein
    65510 Idstein

    Tel. +49 (0) 61 26 / 78-620
    Fax +49 (0) 61 26 / 78-865

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