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FRANKFURT: Take a break from Frankfurt's soaring, steel skyscrapers and busy streets with a serene nature's escape. We've thoughtfully curated the best day trips for nature lovers, offering experiences from leisurely hikes to delightful picnics. Frankfurt's natural charm is yours to explore - let's take a breath and enjoy the great outdoors!
The Taunus: Hiking in the Greenery
The Taunus, a tranquil forest oasis just 30 minutes from Frankfurt, invites your inner explorer to embark on a captivating journey. Here, you can lose yourself for hours in the dense forests, meander alongside brooks at your own pace and completely surrender to the wonders of nature. Don't miss the "Große Feldberg" (Great Field Moutnain), the highest elevation of the Taunus Mountains where a mesmerising panorama view of the land below awaits. The Taunus region is also home to fascinating wildlife and flora, and in Autumn the leaves ignite in a symphony of colours.
The Odenwald: Nature Meets History
Get ready for an inspirational journey in the enchanting Odenwald, located 85 kilometres south of Frankfurt. Here, a tapestry of history effortlessly merges with the wonders of nature when embarking on an extensive hike through the countryside. Every step unveils the echoes of the past in the form of castles and palaces. To cap off your day trip, visit Heidelberg: The city entices with its world-famous castle and its historic old town, feeling just like you're in a fairytale.
The Rheingau: Where Wine Flows with the River
The Rheingau, celebrated for its fine wines and idyllic riverside views along the Rhine, is a place where both enthusiasts of good taste and lovers of nature find their paradise. Its world-class wines, nurtured in the vineyards of Rheingau, have earned global acclaim, attracting wine connoisseurs from around the world. Yet, it's not just about the wine, the scenic backdrop of the Rhine River captivates visitors. The panorama, with its gentle hills, verdant vineyards and the majestic river, is a testament to the simple, but breathtaking, beauty of nature - trust us on this!
The Vogelsberg: Volcanic Thrills and Spills
Expansive forests, pristine lakes and majestic mountains all in one place? Sounds like Vogelsberg, Germany's oldest nature reserve, located an hour-and-a-half from Frankfurt. To truly immerse yourself in this natural wonder, we recommend following the „Hoherodskopf“ trail. You'll even stumble upon geological remnants of its volcanic past. For the thrill-seekers, there's a high ropes course that will challenge you at breathtaking heights. And for the ultimate adrenaline rush, try out the summer toboggan run. It winds down the mountain, delivering exciting rides and fun for adventurers of all ages.
The Spessart: A Fairytale Forest Adventure
The Spessart, a tranquil forest retreat just a short drive from Frankfurt, invites you to step into a magical realm. Find dense woodlands and gentle rolling hills, perfect for leisurely walks and bike rides. Adding to its charm is a picturesque water castle, often referred to as the „Fairytale Castle in the Spessart“ as well as a vibrant folk culture where traditions come to life through colourful festivals and lively craft markets. After you've explored the woods, visit one of the cosy taverns for dishes like delicious Spessart asparagus and tender Spessart trout.
Your Frankfurt Address
After a day filled with nature's wonders, we invite you to unwind at Adina Apartment Hotels in Frankfurt. Our spacious studios and apartments provide the ideal retreat for you to reflect on your adventures. Perhaps you'd like to cap off your day with some relaxation in our wellness area, complete with a soothing sauna or a refreshing dip in the pool? Book your stay today at one of our two Adina Hotels in Frankfurt and discover the harmonious blend of urban and natural experiences.