Ostend Walk, Frankfurt

Ostend Walk (Self Guided), Frankfurt

Today Ostend is a vibrant creative hub with young companies, entertainment centers, clubs, new restaurants and delightful houses. This former industrial heartland was also once home to a vibrant Jewish community. As you stroll through the neighborhood, you will see little metal plates on the pavement. They are memorials to the Jewish victims of the atrocities of World War II. As you tour round the semi-industrial neighborhood you may be able to sense how it is transforming itself as new venues and homes spring up from time to time. One of the area's principal attractions is the Frankfurt Zoological Garden. It is home to more than 4,500 animals representing no fewer than 450 species. Here you will see lions, rhinos, gorillas and crocodiles. The wildlife live in surroundings that approximate as close as possible their natural habitats. With or without children accompanying you, this is a wonderful place to visit to see exotic animals from all over the world. Another notable place in Ostend is the Hoch Conservatory, a school for music and the arts which was established in 1878. Enjoy your time in an evolving and forward looking part of the city that hasn’t forgotten its past, and which features some fascinating attractions.
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Ostend Walk Map

Guide Name: Ostend Walk
Guide Location: Germany » Frankfurt
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
Author: naomi
Dominican Monastery

1) Dominican Monastery

Zeil corner with Kurt Schumacher Strasse

2) Zeil corner with Kurt Schumacher Strasse


3) Heiligkreuzgasse

Heiligkreuzgasse, Tigerpalast

4) Heiligkreuzgasse, Tigerpalast

Allerheiligentor corner with Langestrasse

5) Allerheiligentor corner with Langestrasse

Hanauer Landstrasse

6) Hanauer Landstrasse

Hanauer Landstrasse

7) Hanauer Landstrasse

Hanauer Landstrasse corner with Uhlandstrasse

8) Hanauer Landstrasse corner with Uhlandstrasse

Hanauer Landstrasse

9) Hanauer Landstrasse

Floesserbruecke (Rafter Bridge)

10) Floesserbruecke (Rafter Bridge)

European Central Bank Building

11) European Central Bank Building

Ignatz Bubis Bridge

12) Ignatz Bubis Bridge

Old Municipal Library

13) Old Municipal Library

Floesserbruecke (Rafter Bridge)

14) Floesserbruecke (Rafter Bridge)

Altebrucke, Frankfurt Skyline

15) Altebrucke, Frankfurt Skyline

Walking Tours in Frankfurt, Germany

Create Your Own Walk in Frankfurt

Create Your Own Walk in Frankfurt

Creating your own self-guided walk in Frankfurt is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Old Town Walking Tour

Old Town Walking Tour

The German city of Frankfurt, also known as Frankfurt am Main, has a long and complex history, spanning more than a thousand years. The Romans established a military camp called "Nida" in the area that is now Frankfurt, on the northern bank of the River Main, in the 1st century AD.

The town itself was founded by the Franks, a Germanic tribe, in the 9th century. Its name comes from...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
Jewish History Walking Tour

Jewish History Walking Tour

The history of Jews in Frankfurt dates back almost 900 years, which is more than in any other German city. Attesting to this fact alone is one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in Europe, the Old Jewish Cemetery of Frankfurt, first recorded in the 12th century.

At some point, the city was even referred to as "Jerusalem of the West", highlighting its importance as a center of Jewish life...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles
Shopping Streets

Shopping Streets

Frankfurt may well be an international business center in the first place, but not everything, by far, revolves here around finance. The city can also provide a top shopping experience for those seeking to invest in international and best German designer merchandise.

"Frankfurt is a shopping paradise - if you're a bird!" they say. This is a humorous way of saying that Frankfurt...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Historical Churches Walking Tour

Historical Churches Walking Tour

Today Frankfurt is a predominantly secular city, but it still has a significant Christian presence.

The history of Christianity in Frankfurt dates back to the Middle Ages when, as a free city-state, it became an essential segment of the Holy Roman Empire. As the city grew, so did its Christian community. Several important churches appeared during that period, including the Old Nicholas Church...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles

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