The "Nizza" (Nice) is a park on the northern river bank. The proximity to the Main river and the heat-storing quaysides, let palm trees and other Mediterranean plants grow like in Nice. The first palm trees were planted around 1875.
The river Main is the leisure destination No. 1 in Frankfurt. People walk or sit along the green river banks or bike to Aschaffenburg in Bavaria. Rowing and sailing clubs offer water sports on the river.
In 1868 a corporation was founded by Henry Siesmayer to bring the exotic plant collection of impoverished "Duke of Nassau" to Frankfurt. In 1871 the Palmengarten (Palm Garden) was opened. The palm house "Tropicarium", the cactus garden and the rhododendron garden are among the main attractions of the garden.
The Chinese Garden in Bethmann Park was opened in 1989. In the garden there is a sculpture of the "5 goats" from the twin city of Guangzhou. The garden is especially beautiful in fall and spring.
South Korea was the host country of the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2005. On this occasion, the Asian country built this charming garden in the "Grüneburg Park" of Frankfurt. The Frankfurt Korean Garden consists of two wooden houses, connected by a stream and a pool.
The Licht- und Luftbad (light and air bath) is located on a narrow peninsula in the Main river and was opened in 1900 as a bathing area. The bath offers summer holiday feeling with trees, water, lawn and a small beach. The cafe has an interesting architecture see Architecture Frankfurt.
The "Frankfurter Stadtwald" is located on the southern city limits of Frankfurt and is with 35 km² the "green lung" of Frankfurt. In the Frankfurt City Forrest there is the lake Jacobiweiher, the beergarden Oberschweinstiege, the Commerzbank Arena and the Goetheturm. Photo: View from the Goetheturm over the Stadtwald with the Frankfurt Skyline in the background.