When you are busy exploring Frankfurt, you will also need to take it easy from time to time. And Frankfurt, with its numerous parks spread across the city, offers enough opportunities to do so. Here are our recommendations.
Parks in Frankfurt
Parks and recreation
You can find a fantastic green paradise right at the centre of Frankfurt: on an area of 22 hectares, the city's Palmengarten displays fascinating plants from all over the world. An imposing palm house, several tropical landscapes, and an underwater world guarantee a visit that is as relaxing as educational.
If you are looking for some tranquillity then this lovely oasis in Frankfurt’s Nordend is the right place for you. Just sit back and watch men playing chess on the oversized outdoor chess board or admire the wonderful old trees and exotic plants in the Chinese Garden. Hobby botanists can even bring a plant along and get expert advice.
This big green space located in the city's west end features meadows and exotic trees. A walk along the curved paths is a wonderful way to relax. Boasting with five playgrounds - this is a wonderful location for a family break.
This green oasis delights both old and young. Located in the Eastern Nordrend, it was originally laid out by the Rothenschilds, a family of bankers, and boasts with a nice café with a summer garden. Children love to play and have a splash at the adventure playground with its many water fountains.
If you are up for some physical activity and love sports then you should not miss this green island. The Hafenpark only opened in 2015 and is definitely worth a visit. There is not only a skate park and several playing fields for different sports, but you can also find fitness facilities and large green areas.
In the south of Frankfurt, this huge green forest is great if you love hiking or cycling. Enjoy the tranquillity of this enormous woodland and discover the beauty of the ponds and wildlife you will come across. It is a truly idyllic green oasis.
The banks of the river Main
If you don’t want to leave the city centre to unwind, then just stop at the banks of the river Main and enjoy the view of the water and the skyline.
You can enjoy a wonderful view from the 185-metre-high Lohrberg in the Seckbach neighbourhood. Let your eyes wander into the distance, and just enjoy nature. If you visit Frankfurt in winter, the slopes are perfect for sledging.