Königstein im Taunus ca. 1895 : Photograph of the Detroit Photographic Company via the Library of Congress : Rendering 1646 AD : Modern Video of Town

Since the LawPundit was born in Königstein im Taunus, I have added some more information for family and friends and for anyone else interested in this part of Germany.

Königstein im Taunus in the late 19th Century (1890 to 1900) : Photograph at the Library of Congress, also found at the Wikipedia from the Wikimedia Commons:

The Evangelical Immanuel Church is seen just below the castle to the left at the top of the picture. Compare this to a rendering of Königstein from the year 1646 when the castle was still intact. Königstein means “the King’s Stone, Kingston”. It was a seat of kings. One sees that a church was at the same location as the Immanuel Church then as well. The bottom picture shows the castle of Lahnstein.


A modern “town portrait” of Königstein im Taunus (Stadtportrait Königstein im Taunus-Video) by Clipfish user chebs_76 (Sven Krebs) can be viewed at Clipfish.de, where the Immanuel Church and the castle ruins are shown – except for short German texts at the end and the beginning by the video-maker, the entire video is presented with English-language background music:

Below is the data for the Library of Congress photograph further above:
Library of Congress
Digital ID: ppmsca 00396 Source: digital file from original
Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-00396 (digital file from original)
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Retrieve higher resolution JPEG version (212 kilobytes)
Retrieve uncompressed archival TIFF version (28 megabytes)

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