Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #7 in Frankfurt, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 21 sights
Distance 8.5 km
Ascend 118 m
Descend 144 m

Experience Frankfurt in Germany in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in FrankfurtIndividual Sights in Frankfurt

Sight 1: Ehem. Comeniusschule

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Ehem. Comeniusschule

IGS Nordend is an integrated comprehensive school in Frankfurt am Main.

Wikipedia: IGS Nordend (DE), Heritage Website

288 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 2: The Sower

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The SowerTim Dobbelaere from Ieper, Belgium / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Sower is a sculpture by the Belgian artist Constantin Meunier of which multiple copies were made.

Wikipedia: The Sower (Meunier) (EN)

200 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: Günthersburgpark

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GünthersburgparkDerHexer, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0

Günthersburgpark is a green space in Frankfurt am Main, Nordend-Ost district, which was created in 1837 by the banker Carl Mayer von Rothschild and has been open to the public since 1892.

Wikipedia: Günthersburgpark (DE)

401 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 4: Wartburgkirche

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The Protestant Wartburg Church in Frankfurt's Nordend district was built between 1959 and 1962 according to plans by the architect Werner W. Neumann and is named after Eisenach's Wartburg Castle.

Wikipedia: Wartburgkirche (Frankfurt am Main) (DE)

352 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 5: Sankt Michael

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Sankt Michael

St. Michael is a Roman Catholic church in the Nordend district of Frankfurt am Main. Since 2007, it has been a branch church of the parish of St. Josef Frankfurt am Main and, as a profile church, the centre for grief pastoral care of the Diocese of Limburg. The church is a cultural monument according to the Hessian Monument Protection Act.

Wikipedia: St. Michael (Frankfurt-Nordend) (DE)

1126 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 6: Gethsemanekirche

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The Protestant Gethsemane Church in Frankfurt am Main (Nordend) is the last large new church building in Frankfurt in the 20th century.

Wikipedia: Gethsemanekirche (Frankfurt am Main) (DE), Website

382 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 7: Stalburger Oede

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The Stalburger Oede, previously also Odenburg, was one of numerous medieval noble and patrician seats in the district of Frankfurt am Main. The Wasserburg, which at least temporarily connected the garden, meadows, pond and a vineyard, was at the level of today's Glauburgstraße in the Frankfurt district.

Wikipedia: Stalburger Oede (DE)

3 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 8: Stalburg Theater

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The Stalburg Theater is a theatre in the Nordend district of Frankfurt, founded in the late 1990s by journalist Michael Herl.

Wikipedia: Stalburg Theater (DE), Website

302 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 9: Epiphaniaskirche

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The Epiphany Church is the church building of the Protestant parish of St. Peter's in Frankfurt am Main. It was built from a church ruin in the years 1954 to 1956 according to plans by the architect Karl Wimmenauer.

Wikipedia: Epiphaniaskirche (Frankfurt am Main) (DE)

436 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 10: Holzhausenschlösschen

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The Holzhausenschlösschen is a moated former country house built by the patrician Holzhausen family on their farm, then just north of Frankfurt and now in the city's Nordend. The present building was completed in 1729, built for Johann Hieronymus von Holzhausen on the foundations of a moated castle from the Middle Ages after a design by Louis Remy de la Fosse. Today, it serves as a venue for cultural events.

Wikipedia: Holzhausenschlösschen (EN)

185 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 11: Adolph-von-Holzhausen-Park

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Holzhausenpark is the 3.5-hectare remnant of the former Holzhausen Oed estate of the patrician Holzhausen family in Frankfurt am Main.

Wikipedia: Holzhausenpark (DE)

238 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 12: Elisabethenschule

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The Elisabethenschule is a grammar school in Frankfurt am Main, in the Nordend district. The school was named after Catharina Elisabeth Goethe (1731–1808), the mother of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832).

Wikipedia: Elisabethenschule (Frankfurt am Main) (DE)

372 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 13: Lessing-Gymnasium

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Lessing-Gymnasium Christoph Seeger (Ludacrizzz) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Lessing-Gymnasium is the oldest Gymnasium in Frankfurt. Named after Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, it was founded in 1519 by the city council.

Wikipedia: Lessing-Gymnasium, Frankfurt (EN), Website, Heritage Website

689 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 14: IG Farben Building

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The I.G. Farben House or the Poelzig Building in Frankfurt am Main was designed by Hans Poelzig and built as the central administration for I.G. Farben from 1928 to 1931. After the end of the war, the American military administration moved in. Since 2001, the building has housed part of the Goethe University.

Wikipedia: I.G.-Farben-Haus (DE)

288 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 15: Wollheim-Memorial

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The Wollheim Memorial is a Holocaust memorial site in Frankfurt am Main.

Wikipedia: Wollheim Memorial (EN)

570 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 16: Westend Synagoge

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Built between 1908 and 1910, the Westend Synagogue is the largest synagogue in Frankfurt am Main and the spiritual center of the city's Jewish community life. It was the only one of the former four large synagogues to survive the November pogroms of 1938 and the bombing raids of the Second World War badly damaged. Until the demise of Jewish life in Frankfurt during the National Socialist era, it served as a place of worship for the liberal reform wing. It was re-inaugurated in 1950 after provisional renovation and restored true to the original from 1989 to 1994.

Wikipedia: Westend-Synagoge (DE), Website

275 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 17: Coach house

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Coach house

The list of cultural monuments in Frankfurt-Westend lists all cultural monuments within the meaning of the Hessian Monument Protection Act in Frankfurt-Westend, a district of Frankfurt am Main. Due to its size, the list is divided into two partial lists.

Wikipedia: Liste_der_Kulturdenkmäler_in_Frankfurt-Westend_(A–K) (DE)

790 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 18: Grüneburgpark

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The Grüneburgpark is a public park in Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany, located in the Westend quarter. It began as a park for the Grüne Burg, a castle from the 14th century. In 1789, the banker Peter Heinrich von Bethmann Metzler acquired the property, and had the park designed. In 1837, the property was bought by the Rothschild family, who erected a palace-like mansion in the style of a French Loire palace. They commissioned Heinrich Siesmayer to develop an English garden, completed in 1877. Under the Nazi regime, Albert von Goldschmidt-Rothschild had to give up his family home. The palace was destroyed in an air raid in 1944.

Wikipedia: Grüneburgpark (EN)

885 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 19: Palmengarten

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The Palmengarten is one of three botanical gardens in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It is located in the Westend-Süd district. It covers a surface of 22 hectares. It is a major tourist attraction.

Wikipedia: Palmengarten (EN), Website

314 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 20: Papageno-Theater

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Papageno-Theater Photo: Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 3.0

The Papageno Music Theatre is a small music theatre in Frankfurt am Main. It is based on Zeppelinallee next to Frankfurt's Palmengarten.

Wikipedia: Papageno Musiktheater (DE), Website

418 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 21: Bockenheimer Depot

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Bockenheimer Depot Photograph: Frank C. Müller, Frankfurt am Main / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Bockenheimer Depot is a former tram depot and main workshop of the Straßenbahn Frankfurt am Main, built around 1900. It is located in the Bockenheim quarter of Frankfurt. A listed monument, it now serves as a theatre venue of the Städtische Bühnen Frankfurt, mostly for Baroque and contemporary opera.

Wikipedia: Bockenheimer Depot (EN)


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