from: Stadt Frankfurt am Main (Hrsg.)
published: Cocon Verlag
The appearance of Frankfurt is of course determined by its skyline. And so you might then get the idea that the city, sometimes affectionately known as Mainhattan, is dominated by skyscraper canyons and concrete blocks. But that would be doing the banking and trade fair metropolis an injustice. Because apart from the fact that Frankfurt has some really beautiful districts and picturesque corners, the eighty square kilometres of green belt also make a significant contribution to the flair of the city. In 2016, Frankfurt's GrünGürtel celebrated its 25th birthday. A good reason to publish the comprehensive guide, filled with countless tips, once again completely updated.
"Kreuz und quer durch den Frankfurter GrünGürtel" not only presents the GrünGürtel and its three landscape areas (Stadtwald, Berger Rücken, Niddatal), the book also suggests several cycling or hiking tours, with information on length, landscape, special features, travel or gastronomic stops highlighted in detail. The whole is supplemented again and again with worth knowing information and special TopTipps, which emphasize special features of the green belt once again.
About 20 tours for hiking and cycling, 100 tips around nature, culture and seasons, about 15 more detailed illuminated topics such as the orchards of the Gründgürtel, the animals that live in the landscape areas or tasty picnic recipes for a nice trip into the countryside, are summarized in the extensive book. The whole is rounded off by numerous photos, which make great desire to explore the GrünGürtel and all its versatility immediately.
The beauty of the book, which is also accompanied by a large-format map of the GrünGürtel, is that the reader will not only find many well-known destinations here, but will also be introduced to many places hidden at first glance that are worth visiting. Anyone who wants to discover the green side of Frankfurt and its immediate surroundings should definitely get this official guide. Recommendable
An article by Frankfurt-Tipp