GUIDED DAY TRIPS in English
Upper Middle Rhine Valley
between Bingen/Rüdesheim and the 2000 years old city of Koblenz
For two millennia, the Rhine and its tributaries have been the most important transport routes for economic and cultural exchange in Europe. The Upper Middle Rhine Valley stretches between Bingen/Rüdesheim and Koblenz, where the river has divided the Rhenish Slate Mountains into two halves with a deep cut. An extraordinary wealth and variety of historical evidence determine the uniqueness of this cultural landscape in the heart of Europe. Settlements huddled on narrow strips along the banks of the stream, hilltop castles on angular rocky outcrops and steep slopes covered with vines gave rise to the notion of Rhine Romanticism, which inspired Heinrich Heine to write the world-famous Song of the Loreley.
Starting point for the day trip:
Frankfurt and other cities in the Metropolitan Reigion Rhine-Main
Speyer, Worms, Mainz
The cradle of the Ashkenazi Jewish life tradition in Europe.
SCHUM (Hebrew: שו״מ) is the name given to the association formed by the Jewish communities in the cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz in the Middle Ages. The name is derived from the initials of the Hebrew city names: Shin (SCH) for Shpira (Speyer), Waw (U) for Warmaisa (Worms) and Mem (M) for Magenza (Mainz). In Worms the oldest Jewish cemetery in Europe is preserved. There is also the building of the first women's synagogue. In Speyer we see the oldest ritual immersion bath (mikveh) in Central Europe. In Mainz, the old Jewish cemetery preserves the tradition of the religion. The New Synagogue (2010) illustrates the Jewish liturgical term Kedusha (קדושה), which means sanctification and exaltation.
Starting Point for the day trip: Frankfurt and other cities in the Metropolitan Region Rhine-Main
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Roman Castel Saalburg
in the Taunus near Bad Homburg
An excursion into antiquity that you can't experience anywhere else.
Saalburg castle is the world's only reconstructed fort from Roman times. It was located on the Upper Germanic-Raetian Limes, which formed the outer border of the Roman Empire and ran for about 550 kilometers between Rheinbrohl on the Rhine and Fort Eining on the Danube.
Starting Point for the day trip:
Frankfurt and other cities in the Metropolitan Region Rhine-Main
"City of Europe" with a great history
A Center of European Culture and the starting point of the Democracy Movement in Germany
The old city on the river Main is more than just a place for banks and insurance companies. For centuries, kings were elected and emperors crowned in Frankfurt. Later, the first German parliament passed its laws here and the National Assembly was the starting point of the democratic movement in Germany. Civic foundations and generous patronage characterize the cultural life of this successful city.