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New museum “Vulkaneum” and AC Hotel opening!

August 12, 2017 Destination Europe No Comments Email Email

Don`t miss the news and highlights from the Frankfurt Rhine-Main Region: a new AC Hotel opening in Mainz, the new museum in Vogelsberg, the “Vulkaneum”, the arts market “Fine Arts” in the Eberbach Abbey and last but not least – the Frankfurt Shop Finder, making sure you have a great shopping experience in Frankfurt!

Fine Arts market at Eberbach Abbey

A little gem called Eberbach Abbey is situated close to the town of Eltville in the famous Rheingau, home to some of the finest Rieslings Germany has to offer. Sean Connery had set foot in this beautiful abbey when shooting the movie “The Name of the Rose”, based on the book by Umberto Eco. The abbey will turn into a Fine Arts market featuring the diverse works of 140 German artists and designers on October 28 and 29, 2017, from 10:00 to 18:00. Sculpture, jewelry, fashion, porcelain – the choice is yours! Take your time with experiencing this exceptional place and one of the finest art markets in the region. A guided tour through the abbey and its stunning history will also be available.

New AC Hotel opens in Mainz

This summer, the first AC Hotel ever in Germany opened in the city of Mainz. Situated at the city center close to the main railway station, this brand-new AC boutique hotel makes a great addition to the selection of beautiful hotels in the Frankfurt Rhine-Main Region. With its modern and elegant style, this new hotel is the perfect starting point for exploring the city and the region. Mainz, renowned for its cultural diversity including the Gutenberg Museum, its historical cathedral and wonderful wine experiences, is the perfect place to stay whilst traveling in the area. Make sure to visit the grand exhibition “vorZEITEN”, where the archaeology of Rhineland-Palatinate region celebrates its 70th birthday (open until October 29). Only a short trip away from Mainz, one can visit highlights like the Rheingau, Wiesbaden, Frankfurt and Darmstadt.

Our tip: use the new RheinMainCard, which offers discounts on several attractions and free public transport within the region. An unforgettable German experience!

New museum in the Vogelsberg

Only a one and a half hours’ drive north of Frankfurt it gets really volcanic! Last month, Vulkaneum (webpage in German only), a brand-new museum, opened in the town of Schotten in the Vogelsberg, an area renowned for its breathtaking and verdant surroundings, as well as its volcanic treasures. The museum takes visitors on a journey through amazing and hot volcanic history. Its 12 interactive stations provide a combination of knowledge and fun suitable for all ages: visitors can experiment and learn about volcanic activity and its influence on nature close by. Experience geological evolution up-close – it will simply amaze you!

The Frankfurt Shop Finder

Frankfurt is not only a city ripe for culinary, cultural and historical adventure. It’s also a city that makes sure you don’t get lost while shopping! The Frankfurt Shop Finder ensures you don’t miss out on any of the top 1,000 shops, while helping you orientate yourself in the city. The app, which also includes culinary tips that one shouldn’t ignore, may be downloaded for free at Google Play and in the Apple Store. In between shopping, make sure to check out the events coming up in Frankfurt this autumn, such as the Apple Wine Festival (August 11–20, 2017), the Museum Embankment Festival (August 25–27, 2017) or the Station District Festival “Bahnhofsviertelnacht” (August 17, 2017) in the popular part of town close to the main railway station. This vibrant city won’t let you down!

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