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The Frankfurt Tip Authors:

Sabina Brauner

Sabina Brauner has been living in the Rhine-Main area for more than 15 years and for the longest time in her desired district of Bornheim "because it connects village, city and conviviality in the most livable sense" for her. Nobody strolls through the world with such open eyes as the native of Lower Saxony, who prefers to share her discoveries with her fellow human beings on the Internet. The American and political scientist founded the blog "So nur in Frankfurt" in 2007 and is also Frankfurt's first over 40 fashion blogger on "Oceanblue Style". Here she writes mainly about lifestyle and fashion.

Off to the city forest

10.05.2019 | 10:33 Clock | Free time
Off to the city forest
Off to the city forest
Off to the city forest

„How wonderful nature shines to me“, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe enthused in his poem about May. Even if it rains currently, a walk through the city forest is always pure pleasure.

Goethe did not exaggerate when he described the radiant green. The trees outside bloom in full sap, the winter is definitely over, movement is called for.

Why? When walking, the brain gets up to speed - numerous empirical studies have long since proven this. Companies like Facebook or Amazon hold their meetings while walking, because the movement encourages creative thinking.

Didn't you ever get up from your desk, walk to the coffee machine and booze, suddenly the saving idea came? Exercise provides maximum relaxation and reduces stress.

Digital detox and simply switch off

For such short breaks in nature that calms down, Frankfurt offers ideal conditions with its many green areas: In the north the Wetterau, in the south the Stadtwald, in the east the Ried with Weihern and Wassergraben lures around Bergen-Enkheim as well as in the west the Vordertaunus with delightful ways by the apple fields.

Where can be better switched off or digitally detoxified? Who doesn't want to just relax instead of rushing from one appointment to another?

However, what is meant by nature? The racing waterfall and the encounter with wild wolves rather not. (I have just read that a wolf has settled on the border to East Hesse. Let her go her way. I'm going mine. Live and let live ;-))

Nature? Quite near!

As I imagine nature rather park-like landscapes or something like the city forest.

In the Sachsenhäuser Stadtwald, for example, there is the Goetheturm, surrounded by a charming children's playground, which burnt down in 2017 and is currently being rebuilt.

And the Hessischer Rundfunk presents a film about our loved spot of Frankfurt's nature undiscovered places in the woods before.

Not undiscovered, but extremely attractive is in the city forest for example also a part of the Goethe hiking trail.

Over a length of eleven kilometers the route winds its way partly through the built-up city (sights!) and then glides along the Main through the lush green city forest! I have already introduced you to more parks, gardens and monasteries in the post „lust instead of boredom“.

Where do you prefer to relax in nature? 

Encounters with nature - three curious dates:

·        The Green Belt Animal is presented at the Zoo on 25.5th, from 11:00 to 18:00.

·          I don't want to deprive you of a fascinating date at the end of August: The 19th World War of the Battle of the Bulge. Bat night, StadtWaldhaus, 31.8., from 15.00 to 22.00 o'clock.

·       13th Bicycle!Day in the GrünGürtel / Bicycle day for young and old with stamps along the GrünGürtel cycle path, for example at the learning stations. GreenBelt Circuit, 22.9. from 10.00 to 17.00.

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