Special exhibition „Nature meets culture“

Ten years of the 3CastleWeg

We are celebrating the varied adventure trail on the southern slope of the Taunus with a spectacular special exhibition. It connects the castles of Königstein, Falkenstein and Kronberg and leads past numerous natural and cultural sites.

A dozen information boards and numerous collector’s items in the Rheinberger Hall on the second floor explain the exciting details of the 3CastleWeg. Among them is also a picture of the 225-year-old „Schmittschen“ map. This map has been kept under wraps for a long time. It identifies Schönberg as „Schemberg“, Falkenstein as „Nerings“ and shows the relevant traffic routes in the Middle Ages.

The details of the castles on three extra boards are also stimulating. For a time, Königstein Castle was one of the largest fortifications in Germany.

In the exhibition we learn a lot more, for example about the role of the railways with the stations in Königstein and Kronberg, about Jewish life and the Jewish cemeteries, about the Antonius chapel north of the Viktoria temple and life in the castles. A multivision illuminates the connections in the region and shows pictures of what it looked like here at the time and how the paths developed.

The exhibition is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 1 p.m. and on Sundays and public holidays from 11 a.m. The entrance fee for the castle of 4 euros per person includes entry to the special exhibition.