Discover Idstein's landmark: climb the Witches Tower!
Welcome to Idstein's oldest monument - the Witches Tower!
Entering the tower, a medieval atmosphere surrounds the visitor. Walls, meters thick, keep the air cool inside and leave the modern world outside.
Some 160 steps lead to the very top. From here, you can enjoy the beautiful view over Idstein's old town.
Built during several construction phases in 1170, about 1240 and 1500 and after many smaller alterations and extensions in the 18th century, the tower gained its current form in 1810.
Its popular name "Witches Tower" comes from a common custom of the 19th century and has nothing to do with the Idstein witch trials of the 17th century.
From April to October at weekends:
Saturdays 1 pm - 4 pm; Sundays 2 pm - 5 pm
on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8.00 - 12.00 am + 2.00 - 5.00 pm
Thursdays and Fridays 8.00 - 12.00 am + 2.00 - 6.00 pm
You will get the key for the Witches Tower in the tourist information!
For interested groups we offer a guided tour in English language!
fee: 65.00€ / group (up to 30 persons)
duration: 1 hour
phone: +49 (0) 6126 78-621