Comfort Hotel Am Kurpark
Bad Homburg, 61348
Phone: (49) 6172 926300
Fax: (49) 6172 926399
Located in the Kalbach tenement, Golf-Club Golf Range offers a sprawling 9-hole terrain suitable for pros and beginners. The location surrounded by mountains attracts golf enthusiasts with its undulated fairways, obstacles and driving range. The club also offers educational courses in golfing for budding golfers; for schedules and other inquiries check out the website.
This popular amusement park contains many activities designed to get kids' pulses racing: a monorail, giant slides, jet-ski, trampoline and skating rink are just some examples. There is also a bouncing castle, paddling pool and giant building blocks for tiny tots and a farmyard for animal-lovers. And when everyone is tired, the whole family can meet at the barbecue area for a picnic. Visit the website for more detailed information.
The Kinder und Jugendtheater has been delighting audiences: both young and old since 1969. A perfect venue for your little ones, the theater puts on various child-oriented fare such as "Hansel and Gretel", "Pinocchio", "Heidi" and many others. Various workshops, talks, personality development courses and seminars are organized for children. You can also buy their exclusive merchandise for kids: t-shirts, caps and much more. Check the website to see the event calendar.
Named after Adam Opel, founder of the Opel Automobiles, this zoo is situated in the middle of the forest near Kronberg. It boasts a fantastic variety of wild animals from every continent, including elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, monkeys and wild cats. The enclosures are large and designed with the animals in mind. A special section contains farm animals which the kids can feed and pet. There are a number of play areas with slides, trampolines, cable cars and a miniature railway, making this a great place for kids. With discounted ticket rates for large groups and entry for pet dogs, this is a great place for the entire family.
Mount Feldberg, at 879m the highest of the Taunus mountains, is a magnet for locals who flock to the ski slopes, toboggan runs and Nordic skiing routes in winter. The summit is home to a mountain rescue service, an observatory and a weather station. The snowiest month is January but conditions in December and February are normally also good. Special buses run between Frankfurt and Feldberg during the ski season.
Günthersburg Park, situated on the edge of Bornheim, is a popular park with families. Summertime water games, several play areas, roller skating routes and numerous children's parties (organized by nearby Kindergartens) all combine to make this a great place for kids. Boules players flock here in the summer, as do nature and art lovers. The park is blessed with a wide variety of trees, and is dotted with captivating statues made of plants. A snack bar offers a choice of refreshments.
Rebstockbad provides fun for the family the whole year round. A wave machine and the best water chutes in Frankfurt attract more than 600,000 visitors a year. The complex is decorated with plenty of plants and includes a non-swimmers' pool, plunge pool, therapeutic pool, a five meter diving board and a giant double chute. Visitors can also swim in the outdoor area, under bridges and past fountains. For a small fee, you can visit the beautiful Japanese sauna, the Turkish baths or the whirlpool.
Located next to the Bethmann Park and landscaped in 1990 according to the age old principles of feng shui, the Chinese Gardens are the perfect place to sit back, relax and meditate. The "Garden of Heavenly Freedom" contains pagodas, sculptures and a host of exotic plants, but the undoubted highlights are the Jade Bridge and the Gallery of Aromatic Waters. Tai Chi groups meet here on Sundays, and watching their slow, careful movements, you are transported to the other side of the world, to the land of yin and yang.
Frankfurt's Eissporthalle contains two ice rinks and is the home base of the Frankfurt Lions. In addition to skating, ice hockey matches and other events are organized in the winter. One of the most popular events is the ice disco. In the summer the complex is used for international tournaments like basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer, tennis, dance contests and table tennis. Amateur and professional boxing championships are also held in the main hall. Visit the website for more detailed information.
The motto behind this hands-on museum is "learning by doing." Children are encouraged to poke, touch and create things themselves. All exhibits at the Werkstattmuseum Kaleidoskop are made by the children, and deal with topics such as building, health, water and mobility. Anyone who wants to take part can: all are welcome. The themes vary every now and then. the events are sometimes organized in other locations. Check website for further details.
Frankfurt Zoo was established in 1858 and is one of the oldest in Germany. The zoo is linked closely with the name of the famous animal expert and researcher Bernhard Grzimek. After the World War II, it was Dr. Grzimek who took care of rebuilding the wrecked buildings. After being appointed as the zoo's director, he also took care of purchasing animals, new buildings and modern enclosures. The special attractions today are the tigers, lions and leopards, the snakes and spiders, and the so-called day and night house which simulates the night-time-so that visitors can see what animals get up to after dark. The 11 hectare (27.18 acre) zoo now boasts over 600 different species and a total of 5,000 animals.
Hochst swimming baths comprises of a large pool, another pool for non-swimmers, a paddling pool and two diving boards . The interior is decorated with plenty of plants, and the large windows provide a great view outdoors. There are special warm water days, and sessions are also organized for men or women only. Visitors can use the solarium and sauna for an additional charge, and a cafeteria serves refreshments. The pool is closed between July and August. Check website for further details.