At left is the Gasthaus zur Pfeif, a cozy restaurant and pub. The house was built in 1615 and originally housed a leather tannery.
At center-right is the Taunushof Idstein, a restaurant and small hotel of country-style rooms. It was built in 1607.
Because of its well-preserved, historic Altstadt, Idstein is part of the Deutsche Fachwerkstraße (“German Timber-Frame Road“), which connects towns with fine timber-frame buildings and houses.