Königstein im Taunus
The remains of the feudal castle lie on an imposing base: 16C rounded bastions, and 17C projecting defences in the style of Vauban. From the terrace of the keep (166 steps), there is a good view over the town and surrounding wooded slopes, where there are numerous mineral water springs rising from the schist Taunus Massif. Königstein is well-known as a spa, and has interesting old buildings such as the former town hall (13C).
Apr-Sep: 9am-7pm; Feb-Mar and Oct: 9.30am-4.30pm; rest of year: Fri noon-4pm, weekends 9am-4pm - closed 1 Jan, 25 Dec