Glauberg Celtic Tomb

The Glauberg is a hill that was populated about 5,000 years ago. On the plateau arose a significant Celtic settlement. Below the Glauberg, several grave mounds were discovered, in 1996 the "Celtic Prince" was found. This is a sandstone statue of a Celtic warrior with a "leaf crown". In 2011 the museum "Keltenwelt am Glauberg" was opened. The archaeological museum was designed by the architects Kada Wittfeld. The monolithic steel construction has won several architectural awards. The exhibition shows the history of the Celts and the settlement of the Glauberg. The main attraction is the "Celtic Prince" with his big ears. The Celtic Museum is located in an archaeological park, where the burial mounds and wooden bars have been reconstructed. From the Glauberg plateau you can see the Frankfurt skyline. 

Großer Feldberg

The 881 m high "Grosser Feldberg" is the highest peak of the Taunus Mountains. The underground line U3 takes you directly to the foot of the mountain (Station Hohemark). From here you can change to the bus, that drives up to the summit. Experienced hikers can climb the path to the "Grosser Feldberg" in a few hours. 

Herzberg

The 591 m high "Herzberg" (Heart Hill) is an easy hiking destination. You can start at the Saalburg and after round about 45 minutes you are on the hill top. There is a 24 m high observation tower on top of the Herzberg, which was built like a Roman Limes watch tower. At the tower is a restaurant with panoramic views on the metropolitan area of Frankfurt. 

Saalburg

The german Emperor Wilhelm II gave the order to rebuilt the roman fortress in 1907. Until today it is the only roman castle to be rebuilt along the "Limes". The "Limes" was the border between the Roman Empire and Free Germany called "Germania magna". The "Limes" was declared UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in 2005. The "Saalburg" is the highlight along the former roman border.

Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt

The Museum Künstlerkolonie Darmstadt is a museum about the art nouveau movement between 1899 and 1914 in Darmstadt. The museum shows the most beautiful works of these artists.

 

Olbrichweg 15, Darmstadt

www.mathildenhoehe.eu 

 

Eschbacher Klippen

The "Eschbach cliffs" are a rock formation of quartz rock in the Taunus mountains. The steeply rising rocks were created by a unfolding of the Taunus. They are about 15 m high and are suitable for climbing. There are different tours, with hooks already placed in the rocks. There is a public car park between Eschbach (Usingen) and Michelbach. 

Felsenmeer

The "Felsenmeer" (sea of rocks) in the "Odenwald" looks like a frozen rockslaw. The countless giant rock fragments have been created by weathering. In this type of weathering, the massive granite rocks are destroyed by chemical processes, until individual boulders with rounded surfaces are formed.   

 

Lautertal-Reichenbach, Odenwald 

www.felsenmeer.org

 

Map of excursions around Frankfurt

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