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.
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
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