Königstein im Taunus
The remains of the feudal castle stand on imposing foundations: 16C rounded bastions, and 17C projecting defences in the style of Vauban. From the terrace of the keep (147 steps), there is a fine view over the town and surrounding wooded slopes, where numerous mineral water springs rise from the schist Taunus Massif. Königstein is well-known as a spa, and has some interesting old buildings such as the 13C town hall.
Address:61462 Königstein im Taunus
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