Höchst Old Town, Frankfurt

1. What makes the area special? Worthy to visit / take a walk on? What interesting facts associated with the area?

- Alt-Höchst, the old town of Höchst, has some of the most picturesque streets and houses in all of Frankfurt. Ideally placed on the bank of the Main, Höchst is a worthwhile destination for an excursion. Since 1972, the Old Town of Frankfurt’s oldest district has been an officially preserved site of historic interest.

- In June and July, the entire Old Town becomes a showplace for the annual castle festival.

2. Are there "must-see sights" or "must-try activities" in the area?

- One of the most interesting sights in Höchst is the Bolongaro Palast, a magnificent baroque palace built between 1772 and 1774 by the Bolongaro brothers, merchants who originated from northern Italy. In 1813 Napoleon resided here during his conquest of Europe.

- Justinuskirche or St. Justin's Church is the oldest building in Frankfurt. The church dates back to the Carolingian era and was first consecrated in 850.

- The white painted watchtower of the Höchst Castle towers over the old town. Outside the picturesque castle square invites visitors to linger with its pleasant guesthouses and a view of the Customs Tower.

- A special exhibition presented by the Frankfurt Historic Museum, the Kronberger House houses two collections: Höchst Porcelain from the original factory and the magnificent Kurt Bechtold collection, a private collection that was donated to the museum, considered to contain some of the most ornate and exquisite porcelain ever produced.
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Höchst Old Town Map

Guide Name: Höchst Old Town
Guide Location: Germany » Frankfurt
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
Author: naomi

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