Many people, when passing by on the motorway, catch a glimpse of Idstein lying in a sunny valley below the dark Taunus woods and decide to take a closer look, to make a quick detour. And it is worth the time. Whether it is a short tour through the side streets only or whether the visitor decides to stay for the day or even pass the night here, he will fall in love with the small town.
Within comfortable walking distance, the visitor will discover a royal palace area close to narrow streets with half-timbered civil houses in a carefully restored old town. He will find a current day’s copy of the Herald Tribune available as well as a next-day laundry; he will encounter cozy corners, nooks, alleys, and small passages, whether with a guided tour or on his own.