Comfort Hotel Am Kurpark
Bad Homburg, 61348
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Arts & Museums
Hessenpark is a unique open-air museum situated in the very heart of the town of Neu Anspach in Germany. Its exhibits are Hessian timber-framed buildings which provide a deeper perspective about the culture, occupation and way of life of the people belonging to the cultural region of Hesse. The museum was established in the year 1974, and at present, is owned and managed by the government. The entire museum stretches over an area of 60.7 hectares (150 acres), and comprises of over a whopping hundred buildings and establishments. Family excursions are frequently organized here, which is why this place is a popular haunt for the locals. This site is definitely an absolute must-visit!
Learn everything about man's most precious possession at the Money Museum at Deutsche Bundesbank. From the history of money, exchange policies, international currency notes to how money is produced- the museum offers an insight into every aspect of the monetary world. Visitors can even control money supply through computer simulations. Besides the collection and exhibits, the museum focuses on interactive activities, lectures and seminars to educate visitors about the complex economic connections and the dynamics of trade. The museum's library and historical archive are open to public; for more information check out the website.
Not all apple wines are made by Possman, but this traditional cider house does claim a rather large share in the market. The company is an integral part of the city and the locals love the end product. You can go on a tour of the factory to learn how the apple wine is made. This includes a free sample. Children, Students and concessions are admitted free of charge. Cheers!
Frontrunner in the pop-art scene of Rhine-Main, The Dream Factory is located in the happening University District. Fairly new into business, having started by Liz Rasking in early 2011, the gallery has already garnered a lot of recognition and support from the local artist community. Contemporary pop is the underlying theme behind most of the exhibits which have seen works by residential and featured artists like Cate Rangel, Chet Zar, Clare Benson and Tim MacLean. For current and upcoming schedules check out the website.
Enter a world of optical illusions and anaglyphs at Frankfurt's Explora Museum located in the Nordend-Ost. Kids and adults alike partake in an interactive learning experience that is not only filled with fascinating elements but also explores the various laws and principles of science. The permanent exhibition is not limited and includes new displays regularly; besides the exhibits, the museum hosts a variety of events like workshops and lectures. Check out the website for other details.
One of the largest natural history museums in the country, the Senckenberg Museum originates from a foundation set up in 1763 by local doctor Johann Christian Senckenberg. Dedicated to education and scientific research, the collection includes a multitude of fossils and other objects from the Paleozoic period to the Stone Age. Special collections provide an insight into the history of life on earth. Many exhibits enjoy worldwide renown: the large free-standing animal skeletons are especially impressive and are particularly popular with children. The complex houses a restaurant and a book shop. Check website for further details.
Heinrich-Hoffmann-Museum, also known as the Struwwelpeter Museum, documents the life and work of Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann, who authored the popular children's book, Struwwelpeter ('Shock-headed Peter'). Hoffmann was also the director of a local mental asylum and spoke out against the (often brutal) treatment of the mentally ill in 19th-century Germany. The centerpiece of the museum, however, is Struwwelpeter, with a host of exhibits including rare copies, exotic translations and parodies of the 150-year-old bestseller. Special exhibitions examine different aspects of Hoffmann's life and literature. Check website for more details.
The small town of Bergen, which now belongs to the city of Frankfurt, has the traffic route of the traders to thank for its economic position. During the first half of the 14th Century, a law hall and market hall were built here. Finally in the 16th Century the function of these places was changed by the town hall. A solid half-timbered construction with a 5-sided renaissance oriole was put in place in the massive Gothic ground hall between 1520-30. The baroque roof with its weather vanes originates from 1704. Above the westerly gates there is a Fratzenstein, a late Gothic head. It now serves as a museum.
Let your kids dive into the wonders and mysteries of science at Experiminta, a science center in the heart Frankfurt. Curious souls will be enlightened with insights into the laws and principles of physics through 120 experiment stations, offering hands-on interactive learning experience. Popular sections include the Fakir-bed, the gigantic eyeball, soap bubble and giant pliers. Besides the displays, a lot of activities, educational lectures and workshops are regularly organized. Check out the website for further information.
The Kindermuseum (Children's Museum): a part of the Historisches Museum (Museum of Local History) aims to bring children closer to the past. Throughout the year, it offers events especially for children, including creative workshops on paper making, prints and radio; projects, activity days: like painting parties, computer parties and so on; Special exhibitions are organized to enhance the child's lateral thinking abilities. Model making, music and role-playing all help to make history much more fun than most kids would have ever thought! Special activities are organized during the school holidays. Check website for further details.
Klapperfeld is a domineering structure that was once a prison and now transformed into a museum and art venue. Its permanent exhibition focuses on the era particularly between 1933 and 1945, when the Gestapo was active. Here, you will get to see the daily life of the prisoners in the olden days. Apart from that, it is home to the Faites votre jeu, a youth center that hosts variety of cultural and creative events throughout the year. For more details, check website or call ahead.
This museum is devoted to Frankfurt's great poet and social critic Friedrich Stoltze (1816-1891). The exhibits of newspapers, documents and books not only show him as a great poet and patriot, but also as a man who believed in freedom, a democrat, contemporary critic, journalist and satirist. Son of a local landlord, Stoltze lived through the most important political and social changes of the 19th Century: the Hambacher Fest, the storming of the Frankfurt police station and the summoning of a national assembly. His astute criticisms of events were feared as much as they were revered. Three times a year, different aspects of Stoltze's life are illuminated in special exhibitions.