A varied cultural scene, impressive sightseeing attractions and a delicious range of culinary offerings have helped to turn the Frankfurt Rhine-Main region in Germany into a bustling and vibrant region for visitors looking for quality and variety on a grand scale.
This press release gives you the latest news from the Frankfurt Rhine-Main region as well as travel information!
Three in one – an amazing new fossil discovery
The Messel Fossil Pit, situated in the Odenwald region close to Frankfurt, is already known for its fascinating array of incredibly well-preserved fossils, such as a prehistoric horse, insects, birds, and fish. But now they’ve even topped themselves with a stunning new discovery: A perfectly preserved “fossil food chain”, only the second of its kind in the world ever to be found! At first glance, one would think the fossil is “just” a snake. But upon closer inspection, Messel researchers found a preserved lizard inside the stomach of the snake – and inside the stomach of the lizard were the preserved remains of its last meal: A small beetle! The Messel Pit is currently the only place on earth where guests can get an up-close look at this 48-million-year-old food chain, not to mention its amazing collection of fossils and wonderful visitor center. It’s a perfect excursion for the whole family! After all, the eyes of media outlets around the world are set on this amazing discovery – and yours should be, too!
Read more here.
New monastery hotel on the Rhine
The city of Bingen is surrounded on all sides by beautiful vineyards and situated directly on the banks of the Rhine. Famous for its historical connection to St. Hildegard and its cultural diversity, Bingen is proud to offer a brand new accommodation option: The Hildegard Forum. This 3-star plus establishment offers single and double rooms not only to those searching for a place to rest their head, but also to those who wish to experience the authentic atmosphere of a real monastery. Do a little soul searching in an environment inspired by the teachings of the legendary St. Hildegard!
Read more here.
New museum opening in Bavaria
Aschaffenburg in Bavaria is a town overflowing with must-see events and highlights. The year 2017 is no exception, bringing with it a string of important events, from those inspired by the 500th anniversary of the Reformation to those intent on enrichening the town’s already rich cultural landscape. One of the most significant events will be the grand opening of the Christian Schad Museum! Christian Schad was one of the most important protagonists of Modernism and the museum will dedicate its attention to his fascinating work and life. And stay tuned, because this is just the first stone in the road to creating an “Aschaffenburg Museum Mile”!
Read more here.
Want to get robbed?
Of course, none of us would choose to get robbed if we had the choice – or would we? History tells us that the Spessart-Mainland region was once famous for its robberies as an area with little to no criminal prosecution due to various political situations; therefore, it wasn’t safe to travel through this area with valuable goods in tow. Today, a great highlight of the region is in fact an array of bookable “robberies”, including wine tastings and delicious food. A fun, thrilling experience that is truly one of a kind!
The booming Frankfurt Station District
Frankfurt’s station district is a place that is in a seemingly constant state of change. It is also a place with a great deal of flair, having been voted one of the “places to be” by no lesser publication than the New York Times. No other Frankfurt city district is as rich in color and contrast as the station district. It is, simply put, the beating heart of the city, a place where multiculturalism meets the hustle and bustle of a European metropolis. Exotic restaurants, international shops with a truly global flair as well as the station district’s “red-light industry” – this is an explosion of impressions!
There are bookable guided tours of the station district available. More information here.
Christmas Market Magic
As the summer gives way to autumn, it’s only a matter of time before our minds slowly turn to warm and cozy thoughts of Christmas. In Germany, there is one thing that everyone looks forward to: the Christmas Market Magic! Mulled wine and culinary specialties like Kartoffelpuffer, Bratwurst, Lebkuchen, and the famous Feuerzangenbowle (mulled wine with rum) accompanied by music, laughter, and smiles as far as the eye can see are sure to get everyone in the Christmas spirit! Whether in the bigger cities like Frankfurt, Wiesbaden, Aschaffenburg or Darmstadt or in a smaller, picturesque town like Rüdesheim, Bingen, Bad Homburg, Hanau, Seligenstadt or Rüsselsheim, Christmas cheer and an unforgettable experience are guaranteed!