Birthplace of the famous reformer Freiherr vom und zum Stein
Stein'sche Schloss is the birthplace of Baron Heinrich Friedrich Karl vom und zum Stein (1757-1831). In memory of the German wars of liberation against Napoleon I, he had an octagonal tower built in neo-Gothic style (1815/16). In the "Nassauer Denkschrift" (Nassau Memorandum), which he wrote, he called for the abolition of the peasant hereditary subservience and the participation of the citizens in the accomplishment of the municipal tasks. The Stein Memorial and the ruins of Stein Castle are located below Nassau Castle on the castle hill.