Discover Idstein - Municipal Museum

Municipal Museum - Killingerhaus



The municipal museum, situated in the Killingerhaus, presents a vivid picture of the history of Idstein over the last 900 years. You will find numerous exhibits originating from different centuries composed with great care and attention.

The focuses of the museum are on folklore, town history, scholastic history, on life of the bourgeoisie and the peasant population of the 18th and 19th century as well as on handicraft and trade.



Museum-old door of the palace
1st floor

The information given here ranges from Church history, urban development, building history over self-government, civil rights and civic duties. The history of the original castle and the Palace, the history of the Walram part of the house of Nassau and the scholastic history are other focuses of this part of the museum.



Museum-old fire brigade
2nd floor

Life of the bourgeoisie and the peasant population of the 18th and 19th century, handicraft and trade and the history of the Idstein leather industry are the main aspects presented here. Exhibition "At eye level on two walls" - works of the Idstein painter Ernst Toepfer.



7 Steine 7 Leben

Annexe building, Obergasse 1


Exhibition "7 stones - 7 lives". About the lives of Julius, Erna and Bertel Lore Kahn, of Julius, Hedwig and Herta Grünebaum and of  Eugenie Goldschmidt. These Jewish families became victims of expulsion and the Holocaust.

This exhibition has been created with the assistance of students of the Pestalozzi grammar school, Idstein and of the integrated comprehensive school Wallrabenstein.







Opening hours:
Tourist-Info Idstein
65510 Idstein

phone: 06126 78-622
fax: 06126 78-865



Tuesday and Wednesday
08:00 - 12:00 a.m. + 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday and Friday
08.00 - 12.00 a.m. + 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
11:00 - 4:00 p.m.
On Sundays and bank-holidays
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

closed on Mondays




Letzte Änderung: 18.02.2015 09:31 Uhr