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February 18, 2017 Destination Europe No Comments Email Email

What do Frankenstein and the Celts have in common?

Do you remember Frankenstein? The Frankfurt Rhine-Main Region, situated in the south-west of Germany, is a region full of surprises. This is where you will find the original Frankenstein Castle and unique traces of Celtic history. And of course, it’s carnival time!

The original Frankenstein Castle

First officially documented in 1252, Frankenstein Castle in the Odenwald is shrouded in historic mystery and tales. This was one of the places that inspired Mary Shelley to write her worldwide best-selling novel about Frankenstein. Today, the castle ruins are an attraction the sight of which gives tourists from all over the world goosebumps and sends chills down their spines. There is no better place to celebrate Halloween, when the castle is taken over by monsters, zombies and witches. You can also enjoy a spooky dinner at the castle restaurant! Castle tours may be booked. Please contact us for more information.

The world of the Celts at the Glauberg

The beautiful Glauberg, situated on the edge of the Wetterau plain, is home to a unique Celtic settlement. Various archaeological attractions, including three Celtic burial mounds dating back to the 5th century BC, a statue of a Celtic prince and the fortifications, have made this place one of the most exciting discoveries in European history. A research center and a large archaeological park complement the museum, making it a perfect place for hiking or cycling. Travel 2,500 years back in time! A brand new brochure in english is available in the download area of this press release.

Helau, Helau, Helau! It’s carnival!

Every time you mention the word carnival in the city of Mainz, you evoke sparkling eyes and happy faces. Germany has a great carnival tradition, and Mainz is one of the major carnival capitals of the country. The main parade on Shrove Monday, February 27, is a huge party for all ages, with decorated parade floats, people wearing costumes waving and collecting sweets, and loud music. The parade starts at 11:11 a.m., so don’t be late!

New “Magritte” Exhibition in Frankfurt

From February 10 to June 5, 2017, visitors of the SCHIRN KUNSTHALLE FRANKFURT will get to experience the paintings of René Magritte, one of the major artists of the 20th century. “The treachery of images” is the SCHIRN’s first major exhibition this year and a cultural highlight in Frankfurt. Insider tip: after imbibing culture at the SCHIRN, you can whet your palate with apple wine on the Apple Wine Express, a little tram that shows you the city’s sights while you sample the apple wine. The Apple Wine Express celebrates its 40th birthday this month. Happy birthday!

New hotel opening in the Rhine Valley

At the brand new Fine Living Hotel in the town of Oestrich-Winkel, opening in March 2017, you will be able to not only enjoy a good night’s sleep in one of the 42 atmospheric rooms but also sit on the terrace, sipping the finest, local Riesling and enjoying the breathtaking view of the river Rhine in all its glory. The hotel is already accepting reservations and is a good starting point for exploring the famous Rheingau area. A new visitor center opened in Rüdesheim last year, making a cable-car trip up to the Niederwald Monument even more worthwhile!

Accessible travel in the Hesse region

We work hard to develop our destination and make it accessible for everyone wanting to visit. Please take a look at the Hesse Tourist Board website for news concerning accessible travel in Hesse and the Frankfurt Rhine-Main Region.

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