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Find it in FRM: Outdoor leisure activities

FrankfurtRheinMain (FRM) is one of Germany’s greenest regions. The varied, green landscapes of its countryside reach all the way into the urban areas. Residents of this region have outdoor leisure opportunities right on their doorstep. This is unique in Europe. 

The people of FrankfurtRheinMain have plenty of options when it comes to spending time outside. They can relax, hike, climb, cycle and take advantage of their green surroundings in countless other ways. The following section will take you on a brief trip through our region.

Protecting, preserving, shaping and developing our landscapes is a high priority in FrankfurtRheinMain. The Regionalpark RheinMain, which spans 550 kilometres includes around 200 attractive destinations, plays an important role in this endeavour. Its routes lead you through versatile landscapes with special spots for relaxation and adventure. You can reach its signposted roads from any city, town and village in the region, on foot as well as by bike. The portal offers many different leisure maps with photos and information. You can even create your own route.

The Taunus mountain range lies north of Frankfurt. It is a great place to hike and visit old castles, spa towns and health resorts.

Even further north you will find the largest contiguous volcanic region in Central Europe: the Vogelsberg, located between the three cities of Frankfurt, Gießen and Fulda. You can discover the geological, biological and cultural characteristics of this beautiful mountain range at the Geopark Vogelsberg.

If you move west in the FrankfurtRheinMain region, you will reach two small towns called Flörsheim and Hochheim. They are part of the Main-Taunus-Kreis and mark the beginning of the Rheingau region, stretching from Wiesbaden up to the internationally famous town of Rüdesheim. Wine drinkers will feel right at home here. The Rheingau region is one of the smallest winegrowing regions in Germany, yet is one of the most important. Its famous Riesling is loved throughout the world.

Between Wiesbaden and the cities of Bingen and Koblenz in Rheinland-Pfalz, the Rheinsteig hiking route snakes through 320 km of woods and vineyards. It also passes the Loreley Valley, one of the most unique and romantic landscapes along the Rhein.

Around the districts of Fulda and Main-Kinzig to the east of the metropolitan region lie the Rhön Mountains. Beyond hiking trails and plenty of lakes (great for a swim in the summer!), this area is a popular destination for gliding, hang gliding and canoeing. 

Head south of the Rhön Mountains and you will reach the most densely forested highland region of Germany, the Naturpark Spessart. It spans parts of the districts of Aschaffenburg, Miltenberg and Main-Spessart and the independent city of Aschaffenburg.

The Geo-Naturpark Bergstraße spans an area of 3,500 km² in the south of FrankfurtRheinMain. UNESCO has awarded this sweeping landscape the title of “Global Geopark”. Visitors to the area can hike or cycle along several trails and participate in creative activities and guided tours for all ages.

This has only been a small glimpse into the extraordinary diverse natural landscape in FrankfurtRheinMain. There are many other natural areas in this region, and the larger cities offer plenty of green spaces and parks. In the summer, the great outdoors is especially full of life.

The green belt of Frankfurt is proof of this. It consists of woodlands, meadows, fields, parks and orchards as well as sports and leisure grounds. This greenery is located within the urban area of Frankfurt – and makes up roughly a third of its area!

If you are interested in public gardens and parks, have a look at the GartenRheinMain. Information about more than 100 different gardens and parks around the region, including historical and modern parks, botanics, monastery gardens and orangeries, is listed here.

Discover the lush nature of FRM by clicking your way through the collection of links on the right side of this page. Or simply head outside and explore it on foot, by bike or by public transport!

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

Geopark Vulkanregion Vogelsberg e.V.
 

Launched in 2012, the Geopark introduces visitors to the creation of the Vogelsberg, the largest connected volcanic area in Central Europe. The focus here is on geology. The mountain range's exciting past is told by relics (so-called geotypes) and various installations in this museum. The volcanic area in Schotten, for example, reopened at the beginning of July. Hikes through the region, whether with a nature and geopark guide, or on your own, invite you to explore the volcanic area.

District / Cities: District Vogelsberg
Goldhelg 20
36341 Lauterbach

Phone: +49 6641 977 265
E-Mail: geopark@vogelsbergkreis.de
Website: http://geopark-vogelsberg.de
We speak: German, English
Costs: Partly fee-based

Kommunaler Zweckverband Naturpark Rhein-Taunus
 

Vast forests, lush meadows and fragrant wine in the valleys of the river Rhine, Wisper and Aar characterize our nature park. Endowed with two world heritage sites, this wild-romantic, lively region is one of the most beautiful German low mountain ranges.
Our park is a treasure chest of culture and nature. Along ancient paths, you will encounter our cultural heritage at every turn, as well as an extraordinary biodiversity, with rare species such as Bechstein's bat. After discover the most forested nature park in Hessen on one of our cycling and hiking trails, a colourful array of cultural events awaits you.

District / Cities: District Rheingau-Taunus
Veitenmühlenweg 5
65510 Idstein

Phone: +49 6126 4379
E-Mail: info@naturpark-rhein-taunus.de
Website: http://www.naturpark-rhein-taunus.de
We speak: German
Costs: Partly fee-based

Lahntal Tourismus Verband e.V.
 

You can experience the Lahntal by cycling the Lahntalradweg (Lahntal Cycle Path), canoeing on the Lahn River or walking along the Lahnwanderweg (Lahn Hiking Path). Beginning in the Rothaargebirge near Siegen, the Lahn River stretches through pristine nature, past cultural-historical sights and varied landscapes for over 242 kilometres, until it ends in the Rhine River in Lahnstein. In addition, you will find numerous castles and palaces, impressive churches, monasteries and cathedrals as well as clear tracks of the Celts and Romans - all testament to the century-old culture of the Lahn Valley.

District / Cities: District Lahn-Dill
Brückenstraße 2
35576 Wetzlar

Phone: +49 6441 309 980
E-Mail: info@daslahntal.de
Website: http://www.daslahntal.de
We speak: German, English
Costs: Free of charge

Naturpark Vulkanregion Vogelsberg
 

Detailed information about our work can be found at www.naturpark-vulkanregion-vogelsberg.de
Our information centre can be reached all year round by phone on 06044-9669330
Approximately 200 events take place at the nature park every year.
Seven bus lines with bike transport operate in the nature park between May and October. Our offers are centred around the Hoherodskopf at Schotten.

District / Cities: District Vogelsberg
Vulkaneum 1
63679 Schotten

Phone: +49 6044 966 9330
E-Mail: info@naturpark-vogelsberg.de
Website: http://naturpark-vulkanregion-vogelsberg.de
We speak: German, English
Costs: Free of charge

Premiumwandern im Wispertaunus
 

200 km of premium hiking trails certified by the German Hiking Institute e.V.

District / Cities: District Rhein-Lahn
Im Wiesgarten 11
56357 Welterod

Phone: +49 163 439 9244
E-Mail: projekt@premiumwandern-wispertaunus.de
We speak: German, English, Spanish
Costs: Free of charge

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

Rheingau-Taunus Kultur und Tourismus GmbH
 

Our company, founded in 1996, is based in Oestrich-Winkel am Rhein. We, the RTKT team, are happy to advise you on hiking, contemplation and enjoyment. We provide information by phone or e-mail, compile suitable offers together with our partners, ship brochures, hiking maps, brochures on sights and gastronomic offers and much more.

District / Cities: District Rheingau-Taunus
Rheinweg 30
Probeck'scher Hof
65375 Oestrich-Winkel

Phone: +49 6723 602 72 0
E-Mail: tourist@kulturland-rheingau.de
Website: https://www.kulturland-rheingau.de
We speak: German, English
Costs: Partly fee-based

Tourismus Service Bergstrasse e.V.
 

Marketing the Bergstraße region to tourists interested in hiking, cycling and wine. From Darmstadt to Heidelberg. (across-state)

District / Cities: District Bergstraße
Großer Markt 9
64646 Heppenheim

Phone: +49 6252 13 11 70
E-Mail: info@diebergstrasse.de
Website: http://www.diebergstrasse.de/
We speak: German, English, Spanish
Costs: Free of charge

Tourismusverband Spessart-Mainland e.V.
 

In the South-East of the region Rhein-Main you can find the most densely wooded low mountain range in Germany, the natural park Spessart: Wonderful hiking paths, pleasure biking routes along the Main valley and its tributaries, idyllic river valleys, sun-drenched vineyards and marvelous located taverns invite you to spoil yourself with delicious culinary art and visit the intact nature. Or you rather walk on the trail of the brothers Grimm und feel the legends and fairy-tales of the Spessart.

District / Cities: District Miltenberg
Industriering 7
63739 Großwallstadt

Phone: +49 6022 26 10 20
E-Mail: info@spessart-mainland.de
Website: http://spessart-mainland.de
We speak: German, English
Costs: Free of charge

Tourist-Info im Taunus-Informationszentrum
 

District / Cities: District Hochtaunus
Hohemarkstraße 192
61440 Oberursel (Taunus)

Phone: +49 6171 5 07 80
E-Mail: ti@taunus.info
Website: https://taunus.info

Wispertalsteig - in Stille wanderbar
 

Circular hiking trail certified by the German Hiking Institute.
On this15km circular hiking trail, you will experience the originality of the of the Wispertal (Wisper Valley) forests, the side valleys and the magnificent views over the sparsely populated Wispertaunus.

District / Cities: District Rhein-Lahn
Im Wiesgarten 11
56357 Welterod

Phone: +49 163 439 9244
E-Mail: info@wispertalsteig.de
Website: http://wispertalsteig.de
We speak: German, English, Spanish
Costs: Free of charge

Zweckverband Naturpark Taunus
 

The nature park can be discovered on your own or as a guided hike on 210 hiking trails with a total length of 1,168 km.
There are plenty of marked trails for cyclists. In winter, trails are prepared and the many sled runs invite you to brave the rapid descents.
Tented barbecue areas and lawns provide space for relaxation.
Visitors interested in culture can explore historical highlights (e.g. the world heritage site Römerkastell Saalburg, Bad Homburg Castle, Hessenpark).
Further information can be found in the book Wandern im Naturpark Taunus (Hiking in the Taunus Nature Park) or the Taunus Information Centre in Oberursel.

District / Cities: District Hochtaunus
Hohemarkstraße 192
61440 Oberursel

Phone: +49 6171 97907 16
E-Mail: carla.marconi@naturpark-taunus.de
Website: http://www.naturpark-taunus.de
We speak: German, English
Costs: Partly fee-based

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