Hanau am Main Travel Guide
Things to Do
Hanau am Main
Things to Do
Things to Do
Things to Do
one doesn't need a car to explore downtown
In a nutshell
More than just a town SE of Frankfurt!!
Statue of the Brothers Grimm
The Brothers Grimm National Memorial, the statue we came to Hanau to see, rests in the center of town in the very large New Town market square. On the day we were there we found people sitting around the base of the statue having lunch or reading. It seemed to be a popular...
Fairy Tale Trail
Hanau is the starting point (and southern most stop) for the Fairy Tale Trail, a 435-mile trail that takes visitors through the towns and countryside that the Brothers Grimm lived, studied, and worked. It ends in northern Germany in the town of Bremerhaven.Towns along the...
German Goldsmiths House
The German Goldsmiths House is a beautiful red/white half-timbered building in Old Town Hanau with foundations dating back to 1538. The original building was burned to the foundation in 1945 during air raids. The building was rebuilt in 1958. Originally it was the town hall...
Philippsruh Castle is Hanau's number one sight. Located in a nice park next to the Main, the castle should be on every Hanau tourist's agenda. It was built in the early 18th century in Baroque style by Julius Ludwig Rotweil and Jacques Girard. Landgraves of Hessen-Kassel...
The barocque style Neustädter Rathaus was built in 1723-33 by Christian Ludwig Hermann . It was heavily destroyed during the war just like its counter part the Altstaedter Rathaus but was rebuilt again according to the old plans. Whereas the latter one is now a GOLDMSMITH...
The half- timbered Goldsmith House used to serve as the town's city hall before being replaced by the Neustaedter Rathaus. It was heavily destroyed during the war on Macrh 19, 1945 but was rebuilt by the Hanauers. Now it has exhibits of local jewellery. To my knowledge it is...
A must to see. A beautiful museum with a great park ( designed according to French style) and other little extras. Erected by Napoleon III in 1701 it later on served as the residence of the Counts of Hanau. Named after the the second last reigning Count Philipp Reinhard....
The Protestant MARIENKIRCHE was built in 1454 but saw changes in 1561 as well as in 1961. It is well worth a visit (beautiful glass stained windows)and if I remember right there is also a crypt. Tours are available.Link below for more pics and info- however, it is entirely...
Wilhelmsbad- the Crown Prince's Spa
Built in 1777 after a number of wars in the region Wilhelmsbad served as a spa and was named after Crown Prince Wilhelm of Hessen Kassel. It is absolutely charming and one can spend the whole day there. Stroll through the huge park, take a look at the well preserved...
The Deutsche Goldschmiedehaus (German Goldsmith's Building) is a very nice half-timbered house in central Hanau. It is one of very few old buildings left in central Hanau, as the city was widely destroyed by bombings during the second world war. Today, the Goldschmiedehaus...
Externally, this is a beautiful palace. Generally, I am not interested in history after the 1600s and this has artifacts primarily from the 18th century. However, if that period of history does interest you, there are lovely displays. A handful of rooms are arranged to show...
Badesee : Baerensee
A nice lake close to Hanau and the little town of Bruchkoebel where you can spend a stressfree weekend surrounded by a beautiful forest away from the big city..
Gasthof Gambrinus: Nice and local, in old town
Restaurant sits right in Hanau's old, historic town where in it fits quite good with the old town's cosy atmosphere and lovely charme. Restaurant provids mostly traditional German food. All looks and smells fresh & good! We've had Matjes (Herring fillets) the certain,...
Roemerhof: Roemerhof- Hanau's best Restaurant
Definitely the Jaegerschnitzel , it's divine as well as their rump steak.The service is excellent and very friendly!Open daily from 11: 30 AM to 3 PM and then 6 Pm to MidnightClosed on Tuesdays.
Hanau Irish Pub: G.O.D. - Garden Of Delight
Nice Irish Pub in Hanau's center - we yet had some hard time to find that place. Anyway, once visitors find that pub it's pretty easy to park the car on sideroads. Pub is quite huge not a cosy place but providing great program/live music/concerts! If it wasn't for their...
Cubana Cantina y Bar: Cocktails! Yeeha!
One of my passions is enjoying a cool cocktail in a nice bar. So I didn't say "No" when my friend Henning told me about this cocktail bar just around the corner of his apartment. Cubana has a large selection of cocktails, among them all the classics from Caipirinha and Sex...
Hanau is just 20 minutes away from Frankfurt haupbahnhof. It's possible to travel by S -Bahn or a DB train. DB is quicker and tickets are valid on both.
Written Aug 29, 2005
The Bulau- beautiful Forest
When travelling to a city one certainly doesn't head to the forests..:) However, this one called Bulau is well worth your while..It is located at the end of the Feuerbachstrasse on your way out of the northend of Hanau. It has wonderful nature trails to walk on and if you...
Alte Fasanerie In Klein-Auheim
A beautiful wildlife park that was originally founded in 1710 to display the Count's pheasants. Now many more animals have been added like moose, wolves etc. A great place for kids or people interested in Eco Travel. A walk barefoot through the park is offered.. :)The...
Park provids fantastic parcours for doing climbs big time, and other challenges. Unfortunately their webpage doesn't offer English translation.
Updated Apr 4, 2011
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