Zeilsheim is the westernmost district of the Main metropolis and was first mentioned in a document in 794.
Like all western suburbs, Zeilsheim was incorporated into Frankfurt in 1917 first after Höchst and then with Höchst in 1928.
Zeilsheim has been able to preserve much of its rural flair.
There are no living silos here, and on the outskirts of the village the building development has actually come to an end.
Zeilsheim was characterized by its proximity to the Farbwerke Hoechst AG in neighboring Höchst.
Many settlements, such as the "Fairytale Settlement" and the "New Colony", were built as company housing for the employees of the former pharmaceutical giant. </The settlement «workers' colony», consisting of brick and green gardens, is now even a listed building. </p>
An old chestnut avenue leads from Höchst into the village and ends at the listed department store of the former Hoechst AG. </At the beginning of the Pfaffenwiese is the local history museum housed in the old fire engine house (1843) and the Michaelskapelle (1736), the oldest sacred building in town.</p>Back to overview