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Five Great Routes for Running in Frankfurt
06 Aug 2018

With a landmark-lined river, delightful leafy parks and soaring skyscrapers, Frankfurt is a jogger’s paradise. Whether you’re visiting Germany’s financial capital for business or pleasure, pull on your trainers and take to its outdoor spaces for an invigorating run in Frankfurt. 

Palmengarten Grüneburgpark Running Route 6km

If you’re seeking gorgeous green spaces while you get your adrenaline pumping, choose this Frankfurt running route that calls in on the city’s prettiest gardens and parks. To the northwest you’ll find the beautiful botanical Palmengarten and its neighbouring Grüneburgpark. Begin at the intersection of both and loop clockwise around the Palmengarten’s exotic blooms, ponds and pavilions. Cross over into Grüneburgpark and pick your route from varying pathways. There’s a Korean garden, rolling lawns and picturesque woodlands to tick off as you jog by. 


Frankfurt City Centre Running Route 6KM

This urban ring route takes in all of Frankfurt’s key architectural highlights and offers a spectacular sightseeing tour of the city as you pound the pavements. Start at Jumeirah Frankfurt and head south towards Altstadt until you reach the historic St Paul’s Church and continue to the medieval Römerberg. Admire its quaint timbered buildings and head onwards to the River Main, crossing on the Eiserner Steg footbridge. Head left and follow the river path, then cross at Ignatz-Bubis-Brücke and into the pretty Obermainanlage park that curves around the city. Continue through the park, looping round anticlockwise until you reach Bethmannpark. Pick up Bleichstrasse turning left past the Church of St Peter and back to Jumeirah Frankfurt.


Bankenviertel Running Route 5km

If you’re in town to do business, take some time out of Frankfurt’s banking district to explore its surrounds on foot. Located in the west of Innenstadt, the Bankenviertel banking district is home to gleaming steel and glass skyscrapers. Starting at the historic Alte Oper opera house, head south down Neue Mainzer Strasse until you reach the unmissable Main Tower. Pick up Taunusstrasse, passing the Bundesbank and hop onto the main highway until you reach the incredible, Norman Foster-designed Commerzbank. Go right onto Güterplatz passing Tower 185, through Westendplatz and back to the opera house. 

Main River Running Route 7km

Slicing through the centre of Frankfurt, the River Main is a scenic stretch to run along, enjoying the sights as you go. On the north bank sits its historic centre and on the south, you’ll find row upon row of museums. Start at Park Nizza, a slender stretch of green on the north bank and run east along the riverside to the Friedensbrücke bridge. Cross over and, turning left, head past the Goethe Museum and legendary Städel Museum until you reach the Deutschherrnbrücke. Cross here and loop back to where you began via the architectural charms of Altstadt. 

Wallanlagen Path Running Route 7.5km

Skirting Frankfurt’s 14th-century city walls, the swooping curve of the Wallanlagen green belt encases the bustling metropolis. This run follows the length of the verdant gardens, backdropped by the city’s shimmering skyscrapers. Enter Obermainanlage gate at Wallanlagen’s southern tip and simply follow the path north, past the Rechneigrabenweiher pond. You’ll pass through the city’s old parts, moving up to the modern areas of Frankfurt. Finish up at Bockenheimer Anlage pond at the end of the Wallanlagen.



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