The Beautiful Town Idstein – Part 1 – Town Square.

I avoid business travel like the plague, but it is unavoidable sometimes. This week thursday I have spent in the beautiful town Idstein. Most of the day was of course spent with traveling to the location and then spending a few hours with the actual business, but we managed to finish at about 4 p.m. so we had still plenty of time to have a look around the town.

I knew I have to expect some splendid medieval architecture, but I did not take my camera with me because… reasons. So I had to do with my phone which luckily is up to the task of making passable pictures in good light. And the light was splendid. The spring did not come this year, winter morphed directly into summer. Only shadows were a little long because of the time of day, but I think you will all enjoy the architecture nevertheless.

For starters here is the town square near the hotel at which we resided.

Idstein Town Square

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  1. Ice Swimmer says

    The half-timbered houses are gorgeous. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Fachwerkhaus IRL.

  2. rq says

    Gorgeous, Charly. It’s why I like business travel, myself -- I get to go places I wouldn’t ordinarily see. And thus town square is a beauty.

  3. says

    Oh, the witch trials! Now it dawns on me, this was in one of Oliver Pötzsch’s books, The Hangman’s Daughter series.

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