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Fall is upon the FrankfurtRhineMain Region in Germany, ushering in the region’s vibrant festival season. Not only do we have wonderful wine and culinary festivals, we also offer specialties you might not have expected to find here, like the delicious Game and Wine Festival in Spessart Mainland! Read more about this and other new regional highlights (as well as the New Year`s Eve river cruises) here and, should you have any press inquiries, do not hesitate to contact us. Happy reading!

Magical brewery tour in Seligenstadt

The cozy, half-timbered town of Seligenstadt is home to a unique piece of history: the Glaabsbräu Brewery, founded in 1744 and the oldest brewery in southern Hesse. Today, it is one of the most modern breweries in Germany, offering tours that stimulate all the senses, including a “magical tour” guided by a real magician! The privately owned brewery is situated in the middle of the Offenbach region, which is about a half hour’s drive from Frankfurt. This beautiful town is on the Main, the river that borders the neighboring state of Bavaria. Also worth visiting is the Einhardbasilika, a former Benedictine abbey dating back to between 830 and 840 AD, surrounded by a colorful garden including a well-stocked herb garden. This town so close to Frankfurt is a must-see. A historical guided tour is highly recommended—with or without beer!

Read more here (in German).

Limburg-Weilburg, the green oasis

Have you ever considered Frankfurt and its surroundings a green oasis? No? Well, then it’s time you rethought that. Actually, Frankfurt is a very green city with pristine nature right on its doorstep. One of the most idyllic areas is a one-hour drive to the northwest of Frankfurt. The area around the Limburg-Weilburg district is perfect for hiking, cycling, or canoeing on the Lahn. The Lahntalradweg (a cycling trail) and Lahnwanderweg (a hiking trail) are unique outdoor experiences. A historic highlight worth mentioning is Limburg Cathedral: the red-and-white church, a true gem among German churches, sits enthroned above the Lahn.

Read more and contact us here.

New Year’s Eve river cruise

Imagine gliding along the Rhine or Main on a beautiful ship while enjoying music, regional delicacies, and the quality wines grown in the wine regions you pass by. Isn’t it relaxing? Soon, the countdown begins, ushering in the new year in a state of total harmony and real enjoyment. Does this sound like the perfect way to start the new year? Then a river cruise departing from one of our beautiful cities would be the perfect choice for you! You could embark in Bingen or Rüdesheim, halfway along the Rhine, and enjoy the fireworks in Mainz or Wiesbaden from the best vantage point on the Rhine. Alternatively, you could embark in Frankfurt and watch the fireworks above the city skyline. Either way, it will surely be an impressive start to 2020!

More information about the New Year’s Eve Cruise on the Rhine. 

More information about the New Year’s Eve Cruise on the Main.

New art nouveau permanent exhibition in Wiesbaden

Museum Wiesbaden is truly a beacon in the museum landscape. As from this year, it will host a permanent exhibition boasting around 700 unique art nouveau works, including the Ferdinand Wolfgang Neess collection, one of the most essential art nouveau collections gathered over more than 40 years. Furniture, glass, ceramics, lamps, paintings, silver—all are represented in this exhibition, making it a diverse and exciting experience. The Wiesbaden Tourist Board has organized attractive group and individual packages, which are well worth exploring. Please contact tourist-service@wiesbaden-marketing.de for further information or to avail yourself of one of the offers.

Read more here.

The historic green strip of Aschaffenburg

Aschaffenburg, situated in Bavaria and only 40 minutes away from Frankfurt, is home to eight historical parks stretching like a green ribbon from the southwest to the northeast ends of the town. Nilkheim Park lies in the southwest of Aschaffenburg. The grounds and buildings were rebuilt and restored in the 1960s. This public park is a popular meeting place in the summer, particularly on events such as Children’s Culture Day. Bordering Nilkheim Park is Schönbusch Park, one of the oldest and most beautiful English landscape parks in Germany. Schöntal Park is a lovely place to relax right in the heart of the town, perhaps after an extended shopping spree. A particularly romantic spot is the beguinage ruins reflected in the lake. These and the other beautiful parks are just one of the many reasons to visit this part of Bavaria, not to mention the good German beer!

Read more about Aschaffenburg here.

The flavors of fall: Game and Wine Festival in the Spessart

Spessart Mainland, a green area rich in natural beauty, is the ideal place to indulge the palate. The Game and Wine Festival from September 14 to October 27, 2019, is an opportunity to savor excellent food and drink, and also to explore the gorgeous landscape. Restaurants from the surrounding cities, including Bad Orb (a famous spa city), Heimbuchenthal, Gemünden, and Aschaffenburg, participate in the festival and serve three variations of their top-notch game creations. Wine tasting events and wine hikes are also available throughout the festival. A description of all the participating restaurants including contact information is available here.

Read more about Spessart Mainland here (in German only).

Exhibition in Frankfurt: MAKING VAN GOGH

Frankfurt. What a diverse city! Not only does it boast a surprisingly rich cultural scene, it is also one of the safest cities in the world according to the “Safe City Index 2019”, which ranks Frankfurt, the only German city included, 16th. A major cultural event will be hosted at the renowned Städel Museum from October 23, 2019, to February 16, 2020: MAKING VAN GOGH. Featuring 50 of the painter’s key works, this exhibition will give a unique insight into the significance of Van Gogh to German Expressionism. More than 70 works by German artists influenced by Van Gogh will also be displayed. Hence, this exhibition is not only all about Van Gogh, but also about the strong influence he had on others. Tickets are available here. Why not take advantage of this affordable package deal of the Frankfurt Tourist Board, including a two-night-stay with breakfast and more for only €78!

Read more about Frankfurt here.

New edition of the Discover FrankfurtRhineMain folding map

The Discover FrankfurtRhineMain folding map provides a wonderful overview of all our destination partners and attractions. It is a valuable source of information that perfectly complements our website. You can download the map here (just click on the link to the PDF below the picture).

Press contact:

Charlotte Lockert Jakobsen (Senior Project Manager)

E: charlotte.jakobsen@tourcomm-germany.com 

P: +49 (0)6201 6020821