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Activities for Families

Are you looking for something to do with your children? FrankfurtRheinMain (FRM) has a wide range of outings for families. Here we would like to show you a few interesting activities.

Parents and children love zoos, where you can discover a wide variety of animal species. In FRM, there are three large zoos as well as the smaller wildlife parks.

Frankfurt Zoo is located in the centre of the city. Here, all year round, you can find more than 500 species from all over the world, as well as learning about the animals and how they are being protected.

In Kronberg im Taunus there is the Opel-Zoo with over 200 species in spacious enclosures. The Opel-Zoo is particularly well known for its African elephants, giraffes, zebras, cheetahs, and gnus. If you are brave enough, you can even ride a camel here. Otherwise, the adventure playground and interactive activities will ensure that you have a fun-filled day.

Darmstadt is home to the Vivarium – a zoo which mainly specialises in the breeding and conservation of amphibians, reptiles and fish. However, here you can also see different types of monkeys up close.

If you like, you can also take your children on a journey back in time.

The Saalburg in the Taunus is an old Roman fort that was reconstructed over 100 years ago. In the exhibition area you can admire the archaeological finds and discover how the Romans protected their borders using the Saalburg. Exciting guided tours and a range of activities, such as javelin throwing and archery, bring the Roman era back to life.

At Hessenpark you and your children can learn how people used to live and work in Germany. In this open-air museum, more than a hundred original houses have been reconstructed. Crafts from the period and agricultural life are portrayed in authentic costumes at various demonstrations and events. At the end you can round off your visit by doing some shopping in the market square.

Besides this, there is a lot more for children to discover in FrankfurtRheinMain. You will find an overview on the Tourismus FrankfurtRheinMain website and more suggestions under ‘Find it in FRM: Relaxing in Nature’.

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In the Hessenpark Open Air Museum in the middle of the Taunus, visitors can go back in time and learn about the history of Hessen, as well as how people used to live. On 65 hectares of open space, there are impressive displays of the different types of buildings and the way of life, as well as crafts and agricultural and domestic activities in over 100 historic half-timbered buildings. Here you can look over the shoulder of craftsmen and farmers as they work, and regularly immerse yourself in the past at the museum’s theatre. There are also guided tours on offer, as well as exciting exhibitions and lectures, seasonal events, festivals and markets.

District / Cities: District Hochtaunus
Laubweg 5
61267 Neu-Anspach

Phone: +49 (0)6081 588 0
E-Mail: service@hessenpark.de
Website: https://www.hessenpark.de/en/
We speak: German, English, French, Spanish, Turkish, Finnish
Costs: Fee-based

Glauberg is a very special place that was inhabited by mankind as far back as the Neolithic Age. Excavations from three Celtic tombs from the 5th century BC and the statue of a Celtic ruler found here are unique, and are recognised throughout the world as an archaeological sensation.

The museum is part of the Celtic World at the Glauberg, which also houses a research centre and a large archaeological park. In the park there is a reconstruction of a burial mound, a mysterious system of banks and ditches, and fortifications from the early Celtic period. Remains from other historical periods can be found on the Glauberg plateau.

District / Cities: District Wetterau
Am Glauberg 1
63695 Glauburg

Phone: +49 (0)6041-823300
E-Mail: anfragen@keltenwelt-glauberg.de
Website: https://www.keltenwelt-glauberg.de/en/
We speak: German, English
Costs: Fee-based

The Regionalpark consists of a network of routes covering 550 km and connecting the cultural landscapes of the Rhein-Main region. Along the routes there are around 250 places of special interest which you can discover while cycling, jogging or hiking. The Regionalpark provides free recreational maps, that make it easy to plan your trips. Visit us on one of our Regionalpark portals or on the internet.

District / Cities: District Main-Taunus
Frankfurter Straße 76
Regionalpark Portal Weilbacher Kiesgruben
65439 Flörsheim am Main-Weilbach

Phone: +49 (0)6145 936 3620
E-Mail: info@regionalpark-rheinmain.de
Website: http://www.regionalpark-rheinmain.de
We speak: German, English
Costs: Free of charge

The Opel Zoo is located on the slopes of the Vordertaunus between Kronberg and Königstein. It showcases around 1,600 animals from over 230 different species in a unique way. These include the only elephants in Hessen, giraffes, zebras, meercats, red pandas, cheetahs, kangaroos and many more. The grounds of the zoo cover 27 hectares, and from the circular paths and nature trails you have a good view of the various enclosures, as you normally would only have in the wild. The attractive enclosure, which was constructed for the African penguins in 2016, enables you to observe the animals underwater through large glass windows.

District / Cities: District Hochtaunus
Am Opel-Zoo 3
61476 Kronberg im Taunus

Phone: +49 (0)6173 325 903 0
E-Mail: info@opel-zoo.de
Website: http://www.opel-zoo.de
We speak: German, English
Costs: Fee-based

Under the motto "see animals, preserve nature", the Frankfurt zoo showcases animals from all of the continents of the world. You can take a break from your day and make exciting observations of animals in numerous cages and enclosures. As a modern nature and conservation centre, the zoo offers comprehensive information on our environment and shows how we can all contribute to protecting it.

District / Cities: City Frankfurt am Main
Bernhard-Grzimek-Allee 1
60316 Frankfurt am Main

Phone: +49 (0)69 212 33735
E-Mail: info.zoo@stadt-frankfurt.de
Website: https://www.zoo-frankfurt.de/english/welcome
We speak: German, English
Costs: Fee-based