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Family activities

Are you looking for something to do with your children? FrankfurtRheinMain (FRM) has a wide range of family outings for you. We’d like to introduce a few exciting activities to you here.

Zoos are especially popular with parents and children – places where a wide variety of species can be discovered. In FRM, besides the smaller wildlife parks, there are three large zoos:

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

The Opel-Zoo in Kronberg in Taunus hosts more than 200 species in spacious enclosures. The Opel-Zoo is especially well known for its African elephants, giraffes, zebras, cheetahs, hippos and gnus. If you dare, you can even ride a camel there. Besides this, the adventure playground and interactive activities will ensure that you have a fun-filled day.

Darmstadt is home to the Vivarium – a zoo specialising mainly in the breeding and conservation of amphibians, reptiles and fish. However, you can also have a close encounter with various species of ape there.

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

The Saalburg in the Taunus is an old Roman fort that was reconstructed over 100 years ago. In the exhibition area you’ll marvel at the archaeological finds and discover how the Roman frontier was defended by the Saalburg. Exciting guided tours and a range of activities, such as javelin throwing and archery, bring the Roman era back to life.

In the Hessenpark you and your children can experience how people lived and worked in Germany in the past. In this open-air museum more than a hundred houses have been constructed in the original style. Presentations and events feature crafts from the period and portray agricultural life in authentic costumes. Afterwards, you can complete your visit with some shopping at the market place.

Beyond this, there's much more for you and your children to discover in FrankfurtRheinMain. For an overview visit Tourismus FrankfurtRheinMain. You’ll find further ideas under ‘Find it in FRM: outdoor recreation’.

Helpful contacts

Freilichtmuseum Hessenpark

In the open-air Hessenpark museum in the middle of the Taunus, visitors experience Hessen history and everyday culture from previous centuries. The whole variety of building, living and craft, agricultural and domestic work is impressively shown on 65 hectares of open space in more than 100 historic half-timbered buildings. Here you can watch craftsmen and farmers as they work, immerse yourself in past centuries with the Museum Theater, visit exciting exhibitions, guided tours and lectures, and experience seasonal events, festivals and markets.

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

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

Keltenwelt am Glauberg

The Glauberg is a very special place that was already inhabited by humans during the Neolithic Age. Three Celtic tombs from the 5th century BC and the statue of a Celtic ruler found here are unique and are considered a scientific sensation worldwide.

The museum is part of the Celtic World at Glauberg, which also houses a research centre and a large archaeological park. A reconstructed burial mound, mysterious wall ditch systems and fortifications from the early Celtic era are located here. Other monuments from other historical periods can be found on the Glauberg Plateau.

District / Cities: District Wetterau
Am Glauberg 1
63695 Glauburg

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

Regionalpark RheinMain

A 550 km network of regional park routes connects the cultural landscapes of the Rhine-Main region. Along the routes. About 250 attractive destinations along these routes can be discovered by cycling, jogging or hiking. The regional park provides free recreational maps, that make it easy to plan your excursions. Visit us in one of our regional park portals or on the Internet.

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

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

von Opel Hessische Zoostiftung

The Opel Zoo is located on the slopes of the Vordertaunus between Kronberg and Königstein. It presents 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. Circular paths and nature trails on the 27-hectare zoo grounds provide unhindered insights into the various enclosures, to glimpse animals just as you would in the wild. The attractive new installation for African penguins built in 2016 allows you to watch the animals through large glass windows.

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

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

Zoologischer Garten Frankfurt

Under the motto "see animals, preserve nature", the Zoo Frankfurt presents animals from all continents of the world. Animals can be seen in numerous animal houses and open spaces, making for exciting observations and a break from everyday life, for visitors. As a modern nature and conservation centre, the zoo offers a wealth of information about our environment and demonstrates how we can all contribute to its protection.

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

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

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