ActivityWonderful day hikes from Frankfurt

Explore the great outdoors with a day trip to nearby villages in the Taunus Mountains and a stroll through Frankfurt's 75km Green Belt

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The Rhinemain Regional Park refers to a region of towns and cities, including Frankfurt, as well as the sprawling green spaces, fields, meadows and forests linking them all together like a patchwork quilt. These leafy areas are protected and preserved by local authorities to help provide respite from bustling city life. Below, we’ve selected some fantastic day trips you can explore to help make room for more schnitzels and delicious local cuisine.

Beautiful aerial view near Frankfurt

 

Großer Feldberg

Journey northwest of Frankfurt to the Taunus mountain range which is easily accessible by car. This mountain range is an otherworldly sight to behold under a blanket of winter snow and equally striking in the summer sunshine. The tallest mountain, Großer Feldberg, soars 878 meters above sea level and there are a multitude of breath-taking hikes to enjoy here, as well as tobogganing and other family-friendly activities in the winter. Our concierge will be more than happy to help you plan your hiking routes and the local Taunus Information Centre is a helpful local resource for advice upon arrival.

A day trip to the Taunus peaks from Jumeirah Frankfurt

 

Central Rhine Valley

This UNESCO World Heritage Site was once the epicentre of the Holy Roman Empire and an important transport hub which exploded with artworks and craftsmanship. The Rhine River and its surrounding landscape has been a longstanding source of German Romanticism and is home to more castles than any other river worldwide. Its picturesque landscape has sparked the imagination of writers and artists for over two centuries, including the likes of Victor Hugo, JMW Turner and Wagner. You can follow the route of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley for 67km by boat, car, bicycle, or foot, with spectacular views throughout the entire route.

A day trip to central Rhine Valley from Jumeirah Frankfurt

 

Frankfurt's Green Belt

Stretching 70 kilometres in length, the Frankfurt Green Belt wraps around the city and is one of RhineMain Regional Park’s most prominent natural features. This expanse of greenery is home to a wonderful collage of fruit orchards, waterways, nature reserves, parks and gardens, as well as various recreational facilities. Visit the Goetheturm, one of the country’s largest wooden observation towers, during spring or summer for sprawling views of the Frankfurt Greenbelt and skyline. Little ones will enjoy the forest playground area beneath Goetheturm, where you can find a a cool spot for splashing in the sunshine.

Jumeirah Frankfurt nestled in the city skyline

 

The Kronberg loop from Burg Falkenstein to Burgruine Königstein

Neighbouring Oberursel, the village of Kronberg is just a 30-minute car drive from Jumeirah Frankfurt and also offers plenty of bracing walking routes. Groups of all ages can enjoy an amble through the surrounding forest starting from the train station, passing local historic landmarks including the pretty Viktoriatempel, the atmospheric cemetery Jüdischer Friedhof Kronberg, the Schöne Felsentreppe staircase leading through the woodland, the hilltop Falkenstein Castle, beautiful views from Dettweiler Tempel, the remains of Burgruine Königstein, ending at the Opel-Zoo.

 

Eppstein nestled in the Taunus Mountains

The Taunus Mountains stand West of Frankfurt, and at the foot of the mountainscape sits the 1000-year-old village of Eppstein - just a half hour drive from Frankfurt. Here, you can enjoy strolls through postcard vistas of the surrounding countryside. The village’s main historic attraction is its semi-restored castle, Burg Eppstein, dating back to the Holy Roman Empire and open to visitors from April to October. The surrounding park is a great spot to stretch your legs.

Eppstein Castle day trip from Jumeirah Frankfurt


For more walking routes and day trip recommendations, contact our Concierge team at Jumeirah Frankfurt.

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