Sunday, 18 April 2010

The Historical Town of Königstein











FuFu Life in Frankfurt - Part Seventeen
7th April 2010 | Königstein Old Town

Five medical centres, spas as well as health and wellness facilities are located in Königstein, the health resort. With the imposing castle ruins, it attracts thousands of visitors every year for a relaxing walks around the town and the comfortable hikes to the castle. Königstein is also well connected by highways and easy access by bus from a railway station. Well tended parks and its surrounding lush scenery make the town a desirable place to live in Rhine Main Area.


After the tranquil castle, FuFu hiked down to the historical town.


The Luxemburger Schloss (Luxemburger Palace).

The palace was erected in end of 16th century as an office building and summer residence of the prince of Mainz. It was then purchased by a leather merchant and Grand Luke of Luxemburg who used it as a summer residence. Since 1970, the building has been owned by the city and it's now the local court house.


The Kurhaus.


Something caught FuFu eyes!


The tree that grows colourful Easter eggs.


Ops, the Easter duck egg.


The Easter Rooster Egg.


Wow... so cute!




The Easter bunny egg.


Other Easter egg on other plant.




Let's go to kurpark!


Oh... it's nice laying on the grass lawn!


Wow, what a lovely old couple!


Königstein is really a tranquil historical town!










Heading to Rathaus (Town Hall).


Spotted a nice Church. It was closed though!


The newly built town hall.




The old Rathaus.


Like those buildings in the fairy tales!

Besides the town's landmark, the Königstein Castle ruins, other buildings are worth seeing. The old town hall standing right in the centric of the idyllic part of the old town was formerly a fortified gate structure and original access to Königstein castle. Today, it houses the City Museum of Königstein. And the new town that built next to kurpark was erected around end of 20th century, orignally belong to the Luxemburg chateau.


See the ruins of Königstein castle?


FuFu wants to live here!




Walking around the town.


















One of the most beautiful pocket parks FuFu has ever seen!




The somebody from Königstein.


Lovely analog clock with notice and advertisement board.


The Villa Andreae.



This small chateau was built in 1891 for the Frankfurt banker Albert Andreae that incorporates features of other well known historical buildings in Frankfurt. It was used as a boarding school from 1957 until it became private property in 1987 and now it serves as a company headquarters. I was sneaking through the residential area just for couples of pictures of it!


It's a very wealthy neighbourhood.

The impoverished Königstein went through an economic revival after a physician discovered the so called Priessnitzbad for water cures. Until now, Königstein has been visited by many celebrities for the famous water spa. Wealthy family from Frankfurt came regularly to spend the summer vacation so that the city's appearance was enriched by many splendid summer villas/bungalows.


Each bungalow has a huge garden!




And also luxurious cars in front of the villas!




Back to the downtown.




The shopping street.




The coffee house of the Rathaus.




The shopping street in old town of Königstein.


Quiet and peaceful.


Clean and neat.










Walking back to the old town hall.








Missed the bus, gotta wait for 20mins!


Spotted some nice restaurant on the other side of the town.








It's time to go back to the bus station.


The bus came, finally! (sharp at 630pm).


Took this train to Höchst then regional train and subway back home.

95 comments:

Akira 思胜 said...

Easter!!! Hope someday I can witness the celebration!

fufu said...

Akira 思胜 : yeah... you celebrate easter? hahaha then should come to germany =p

1ondoncalling said...

Wow, Germany is quite similar to Britain!
The "Deer" pub sign is also very British.
It's indeed the second most popular pub names in Britain, after the "Lion"!

Those Tudor-style buildings are also very British.

Ha ha... Germany is just like Japan. They like to copy others? Ha ha??

fufu said...

1ondoncalling : hahaha i have no idea if the german copied from the british or now.... but well probably just like malaysia, singapore, indonesia, thailand, etc... these asean countries has quite similar culture... but well, the architecture here has strong roman influence :) erm the deer pub... is everywhere in germany lol the tudor styles buildings, most of the historical town in europe are quite similar... hehehe :) glad this post you can make a little comparison with the british ones ya...

Xjion89 said...

omg, the easter eggs are super cute!!!!!! like the one with white bunny^^

I oso fell in love with the castle in ur previous post~~~

sorry for not visiting for such a long time coz really busy with assign and final><~~~keep in touch~``

H@rry said...

the easter eggs are so cute!! love it!
The castles are so nice!

fufu said...

Xjion89 : hihihi... i want the easter duck egg... so cute!! hohoho yeah it's alright if you couldnt come here often... just visit when you have time ok? hihihi =p


H@rry : yeah nice easter eggs ya :) i also love this historical town =p wish i can have my retirement in such place...

Candlelyn said...

wow~great building, wonderful palace, breathtaking natural view, is such a nice place for relaxing~i like the place very much after saw those photos~

fufu said...

Candlelyn : yeah an excellent town i had been to ya so far!!! wont mind to bring my friends there if they wanna visit the town =p hahaha and also wish to have the money to settle down there.... in the future ;)

SuwEi said...

health resort? perhaps i can continue my service there when i step into my older age:P

Vigor said...

Hi man, thanks for your photos. Like you accompanied me around a German town. Very interesting. And I believe you use your 450D for this time round as well. Very clear captured.
Cheers.. :)

fufu said...

SuwEi : yeah many patients choose Königstein as their own health resort especially those old couples :) and if you wanna work here...gotta study german first ya =p


Vigor : yeah it's my pleasure to share the pictures with you guys here... and glad you have followed me to the historical town of Königstein :) yeah i am using 450D

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

I'm disappointed not being able to fly to Europe this week but at least I'm seeing your European photos! The Rathaus made me chuckle - it sounds like Rat House!

fufu said...

The Nomadic Pinoy : hahahaha... it's german :) hohohoho anyway the weather here in europe is beautiful for the weekend =p too bad the plane couldnt take off... so when are you coming then?

Bengbeng said...

what a lovely day u had.. they seem so civilized .. notice the culture

fufu said...

Bengbeng : yeah and this weekend is nice too :) gonna go out enjoy the cool weather =p hehehe yeah they are very civilized here... and so well preserved ya those historical buildings...

BB_hwiyee said...

wao wao wao~ really a nice sharing,thanks ya^^

fufu said...

BB_hwiyee : hihihi you are welcome =p lol

peizhi said...

wow...the historical town so beautiful~

Wish I can live there when I retire^^

fufu said...

peizhi : yeah me too... wanna settle down there or at least the place like the tranquil königstein :)

SuwEi said...

ok..free german lessons plz..haha!

Suf n Steve said...

nice spring holiday to start with!

take a good care

fufu said...

SuwEi : hahahaha i need a german course also ><


Suf n Steve : yeah gonna spend all my time doing assignments soon ><

Wee Han said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Luxemburger Schloss (Luxemburger Palace)! :D

fufu said...

Wee Han : hihihihi guess you should go to Luxembourg then :)

edward said...

Wow, the town is very peaceful and beautiful. I like something which do exist more than a fairy tale.

Why don't you visit the town again during winter time so that you can experience something different from what you have in spring now?

William said...

I like the sign in front of the inn / bar? The one with the deer / elk.

Yih Yann said...

The buildings are very nice...all different desing and has its own style.

Mr.D said...

What a lovely town. I would love to lie down on the grasses you mentioned.

And i love how almost every pic of yours got the rocket smoke line. :)

Pete said...

Nice buildings....looks very clean also! so many easter eggs hanging around! LOL!

嘿嘿 said...

nice n quiet! Lovely!

第一朵黄花和紫花是Pansy吧!? 哈哈哈~~~

fufu said...

edward : i will not be here from july till next year feb or march >< so i think i wont be able to visit again in winter T.T but well will still try to explore other historical town around the region here in frankfurt... hahaha... more than the fairy tale, yeah this one you can touch...hohoho


William : yeah it's a bar/pub actually :) it caught me eyes... if not you wouldnt be able to see it here ya...


Yih Yann : yeah... just like japan, you hardly can find the same exterior of any house :) hihihi

fufu said...

Mr.D : yeah the international airport here in frankfurt is one of the busiest airports in europe... every couple of mins will have one plane taking off... yeah it's nice to lay down on the grass here... the sun is not as strong as in malaysia =p


Pete : yeah a lovely town... hihihi yeah it was just couple of days after the easter break when i visited to königstein... :)


嘿嘿 : 那个花....不清楚哦 @.@
但是那个下镇真的很棒哦
我很喜欢...

micki said...

I enjoy the samll historical towns a lot since they feel so peaceful and rich with cultures. Gorgeous town you visited! I like the public transportation, so that you don't have to drive. It's good to know that your area has not affected by the volcano ash, and hopefully it will be over soon!

fufu said...

micki : nope i mean the weather is nice here and also the quality of the air... still the airport is closed since yesterday... it doesnt affect me though hahaha... yeah there's plenty of small historical town here around frankfurt... will try to explore all... hohohoho while i am still in germany =p like what you had said... they are all nice ya with rich history and culture :) and yeah the public transportation is very good here... but will be expensive if you are not student =p

小东.6am said...

wow...
beautyful place....

i very like the Easter eggs tree...
so cute and beautyful.

Sendo said...

wow...those sites look wonderful...and relaxing...i would like to bring my wife there someday hehe....

Wois said...

is old town。淳朴和简约。

thomas said...
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thomas said...

wa,so nice,the town is so peaceful. I like the architecture of the building, very nice....
and the easter egg is so cute and so nice,very childish painting style...love it...

豪少 said...

Those easter eggs are really adorable! Maybe you should take one or two back and hang it in your room, haha! :P

小雪 said...

好喜欢那些房子
无论是简朴的还是奢华的
都很有特色 就真的生活在里面噢
感觉很梦幻的样子
你拿着相机这样拍 他们都无所谓吗?

Harumi said...

Wow.. awesome bunch of pics! This old town looks so peaceful, scenic and relaxing. I guess people here must be the healthiest. ^__^

BTW the Easter eggs are really cute, and looks like they've been painted so neatly too.

fufu said...

小东.6am : yeah a beautiful town ya... and the easter eggs had all gone now...


Sendo : yeah you should bring your wife there... or probably settle down there... a nice place =p i highly recommend!!


Wois : 古老的市镇就是那么的简单
而且还保留着很干净哦 :)

fufu said...

thomas : yeah but a blogger told me that the architecture there is quite similar to the british one... hahaha but anyway they are all quite similar here in europe :) and the easter eggs... hihihi i also wanna get some back for decoration!!


豪少 : hihihi yeah i guess i will get a dozen back... will buy it next year =p hohohoho


小雪 : 那些建筑哦
外表有的简朴有的是奢华
但是在那边住的人都是有钱人咯
我很想认识住在那边的人 哈哈哈哈
都无所谓 我都没有理会他们 哈哈哈
我行我素的拍照~~~

fufu said...

Harumi : yeah you will notice that my blog is always filled with bunch of pictures ya =p hahaha yeah it's a nice town to get nice relaxation :) and most of the residents are retired people... hehehe, the easter eggs... are not the real eggs, just for decoration... :p

MKL said...

Great post, FuFu. Germany is really neat and clean and you have thousands of small towns like this. I just came back from Seoul and it's so clean there, reminded me of Germany. :)

the donG said...

nice town but i smiled when i saw those egg-bearing plant. hahaha... i wish there's a real one.

kampung Orz said...

外国月亮比较美...

哈哈~我喜欢西方国家的建筑物...那种味道.。。

elayne said...

fufu,finally got time to read your blog,i love every picture you took,you trained before?and the buildings,awesome!love it!

小东.6am said...

haha...
can take back or sent 1 Easter eggs to me??
haha...

niceartlife said...

Thank you a lot for this wonderful travel report. I didn't knew about this place but it looks so great, nice architecture and cosy atmosphere typically German. I like it!
Your blog is very interesting, I've got a lot to read and see on your blog!

fufu said...

MKL : yeah you know that germany has thousand of small nice towns... i gonna do my best to explore as many as i can... hehehe and i guess korea is as neat and clean as japan too!! ops japan?? i miss japan... lol


the donG : hahahaha i bet the real eggs could be hanged on the tree... because of its weight ya :) anyway a nice town!! will explore more...


kampung Orz : 哈哈哈
马来西亚的战前建筑也不错哦
但是欧洲的比较童话式咯

fufu said...

elayne : yeah glad you like the pictures ya... erm i am just an amateur photographer :) trying to be a professional one... and happy to hear that you are free now to read my blog, yay


小东.6am : hahaha erm yeah... i will try to bring back more so you could have one... if we ever meet up :)

fufu said...

niceartlife : hey thanks for dropping by... yeah i have bunch of pictures for every post... wish you would enjoy reading =p and it's really a nice town... very tranquil :) make me wanna settle down there... but i dont have the money >__<

M-Knight said...

nice place...

drlilac said...

You are definitely having a great time out there, aren't you? ;)

jam said...

I think is rooster, not roaster leh. BTW, which part of the world is fufu heading to in 3 months time?

lock said...

The easter eggs are nice, can i pluck one?

Life for Beginners said...

Love the Easter eggs, FuFu! :)

I just got back from Tokyo - heard about the volcano; hope this does not impede your future travel plans, bro.

CheaHS@n said...

Nice lovely buildings like the shapes and as usual they gave me a solid feeling. Btw saw this word "Straße" and would like to confirm is that letter a "b" as in 'Strabe'? thanks

Chris said...

The photos u took really beautiful..

Somewhere in Singapore said...

I go find u, u be my tour guide ya... hehe...

fufu said...

M-Knight : yeah a lovely place i like the most...


drlilac : yeah you didnt know that my fulltime job is to enjoy the life?? hahahaha =p


jam : yeah thanks for correcting me... typo error ya :) hhihihihi yeah the exotic continent i am heading to in 3mths :p cant wait!!

fufu said...

lock : hahaha you cant!! but it's too late now... it's over and no more easter eggs on the trees :)


Life for Beginners : yeah the volcano is not affected me... just wish it would be alright 3mths later as i need to fly off from germany... wow tokyo? wow i wanna go back to japan... miss my host families there....


CheaHS@n : nope! the ß is ss, so straße = strasse :) i thought the same like you at first =p hihihi

fufu said...

Chris : yeah thanks :) glad you like them


Somewhere in Singapore : hahaha yeah no problem... but gotta be next year summer because i am leaving the country in 3mths time!

uLi.佑莉 said...

Nice scenary photos as usual :)

fufu said...

uLi.佑莉 : yeah... =p

小东.6am said...

haha...
sure??? or not???
dont make me happy so...
i'll take it true oh...
haha...

Sebastian Photography said...

Wellington的复活蛋都是巧克力的..呵呵

古克石屋 said...

the easter egg so cute..i want to go there too....

Bananazക said...

Nice buildings and wow lots of eggs. Lovely blog and nice virtual tour. tQ

[SK] said...

wow, nice town!! and i love all those easter eggs?? did you bring one and hang it on the tree there??

fufu said...

小东.6am : hahhaa as i said will try to bring some back...i didnt promise i will =p hahaha


Sebastian Photography : 这里也有巧克力哦....但是我没有钱买来吃 >< 只有到处拍easter eggs :)


古克石屋 : hahaha... come here just for the eggs?? lol

fufu said...

Bananazക : yeah i love the town :) and glad you had a great visual tour here =p hihihi


SK : hahaha i didnt have any easter egg with me... but will try to get some back to malaysia as souvenir probably... hahhaha since they are so cute lol

- yEng - said...

Great + Amazing Palace!!!
Easter celebration....i think dun hv any chance to celeb it~! =p

fufu said...

yEng : you wanna celebrate easter? you can go to the church though... hahaha yeah save money now and try to fly to germany... hehehe

LAURENCE said...

wow~like tis place soo much~

✿AиG3L✿ said...

hey~!我来咯^^那些easter eggs真的是QQ~…………❤我也希望以后可以像你一样 用照片留下回忆^^

Lily Riani said...

eggy tree! eggy tree! where are thee, oh eggy tree! I LOIKE it!

JUNE said...

lovely town of Königstein. Hopefully I can visit this wonderful place. *dreaming*

fufu said...

LAURENCE : me too! wanna spend the rest of my life here if possible =p


AиG3L✿ : 謝謝你來哦
那些復活蛋真的很特別哦
我還有很多照片還沒放上來哦
記得有時閒就要上來看看哦


Lily Riani : hihihihi yeah guess i gotta bring a lot of easter eggs back and put them on ebay!! hohohoho

fufu said...

JUNE : but dream comes true if you work it hard... wish you could come to europe one day ya =p

单身汉 said...

很有水准的照片!

Ayie said...

lots of structures, very nice!

love those easter eggs, so colorful and cute

fufu said...

单身汉 : 謝謝你的讚賞哦
我會努力的學好我的攝影 =p


Ayie : yeah that's why i love historical towns so much.. am heading to another one in bavaria, an hour journey by train from frnakfurt in 9hrs... hohoho yeah nice easter eggs from europe... spread it all over the states ya

Che-Cheh said...

So incredibly beautiful :)

fufu said...

Che-Cheh : yeah :) a nice one ya... i walso wanna settle down in such a nice place =)

rental mobil murah said...

Thank you a lot for this wonderful travel report. I didn't knew about this place but it looks so great, nice architecture and cosy atmosphere typically German. I like it!
Your blog is very interesting, I've got a lot to read and see on your blog!

shloke said...

This is a cool and calm place to spend my retirement age. I can see some old folks in your pictures :)

The green and gold signboards with italic fonts are really attractive!!! The Easter eggs tree looks like a nest to me :) Agree with fu...the eggs are CUTE & COLORFUL!!! Simple artwork but really attractive.

Nice pictures! My favourties are:
1) Pot of red flower next to the window
2) The reflection on the pocket parks

Cheers!
Alex

fufu said...

rental mobil murah : yeah thanks for dropping by ya :) yeah take your time to check out the rest... they dont have legs, so come back when you are free ok? they wont go away... yeah will try to write/share most of the travelling around frankfurt here with you guys... stay tuned lol


shloke : yeah wish malaysia would have such a nice place for the retirement style we looking for :) yeah the city is crowded with old people... but well still a nice city with lot of cool stuff... =p and the easter eggs are all cute!! my first time seeing such great stuff here in germany... very different with ours easter in malaysia... i heart the reflection of the pocket park too... hehe

海市蜃樓 said...

平靜嘅小鎮,有花有草人都長命啲。

fufu said...

海市蜃樓 : 對呀是一個養老很棒的小鎮
很多老人家都在這裡養老的哦  =p

Ken said...

The architecture in European countries is just nice!
Is this town located in suburb area? Not many ppl around, quiet town.

fufu said...

Ken : yeah the old historical towns/villages here in europe are all nice :) and yeah it's located in the suburb ya :p most of the residents are elderly people here in Königstein