Cities in Germany: Idstein
30 km of the North-west of Frankfurt is a colorful town of Franstin (Istone, Idstein), a widely known abundance of well-preserved historical objects.
Sights of Istshinese
Here it is necessary to inspect the old lock (1614-1634.) on the foundation of the XI century with Palace (Residenzschloss) and 42-meter "Tower witches" (Hexenturm, XII in.), Church of Unionskirche (XIII-XIV BB.), City Hall (Rathaus, 1698 g.) with an arched gate over König-Adolf-Platz, built from a cedar tree in 1620-1626 Palace Hoorhof (Höerhof, now there are a stylish hotel and a restaurant with a cozy patio), Catholic parish Church of St. Martin (Katholische Pfarrkirche St. Martin, 1888., Rebuilt in XX in.), "Curve House" (Schiefes Haus, 1527 g.), "House Kalmov" (Kalmenhof, 1768-1776.), "House Kozhevnikov" (Gerberhaus, XV-XVI BB.), StockHeimer Hof (XVI in.), Killingerhaus (XVI B.) and many other picturesque half-timbered mansions.
Also in the city and around it there are several complexes Ruins, Remained from the Roman defensive system of forts Limes Germanicus and the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Once every two years in the spring of the city castle and the palace take the participants of the colorful "Witch market" (INDSEINER HEXENMARKT), within which many theatrical representations, exhibitions of medieval crafts and entertainment goes.