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From the Westerwald via the Lahn Valley and the Taunus to the River Main

182 km


Join us on a tour to the nicest timber frame towns ”From Western Forest via Lahn Valley and Taunus to River Main“. From the heights of Western Forest via Lahn Mountains and the banks of the River Dill our tour takes us to spruce towns near the River Lahn and right into the Metropolitan Region Frankfurt/Rhine-Main.

Dillenburg’s landmark, the ”Wilhelmsturm“ (William’s Tower) on the ”Schlossberg“ (Castle Hill) commemorates William of Orange and gives the visitor a superb view of the timber frame ensemble in the town centre. Herborn’s splendid old town is a unique timber frame gem with many monuments such as the academy ”Hohe Schule“ (university), the crest-adorned town hall on the romantic market square and the thousand-year-old ”Stadtkirche“ (Town Church).

What makes Wetzlar well worth seeing are among other the Cathedral and the view of the wonderful timber frame-old town from the tower ruin Kalsmunt. In Braunfels the tranquil market square, the impressive old town and the fabulous palace invite the visitor to linger again and again.

Surrounded by nice promenades, Hadamar presents itself as a royal jewel with the Renaissance palace of the Princes of Nassau-Hadamar. In Limburg charming winding alleys with a varied play of timber frame fronts lead up to the cathedral and palace.

Bad Camberg – the oldest Kneipp spa town in Hesse – boasts gems such as the Sadony’sche House, the Amthof Gallery or the ”Obertorturm“ (Upper Gate Tower).

Idstein impresses the visitor with the ”König-Adolf-Platz“ (King Adolf Square) with its densely built timber frame houses, the ”Unionskirche“ (Union Curch) with its splendid interior decor and the ”Hexenturm“ (Witch Tower).

Höchst, a lively city district in Frankfurt’s west, harmoniously links the past and present of the Rhine-Main region. The picturesque old town enveloping the old castle and Bolongaro Palace, St Justin’s Church, the world-famous Höchst Porcelain Manufactory and the idyllic location on the River Main combine to make this time-honoured town a truly excellent day-trip destination.