FRANKFURT RHINE-MAIN

Being a German hallmark where innovation, history, and the beauty of literature get cooperatively juxtaposed, the Frankfurt Rhine-Main region continues to grow its inexorable magnetism, especially in the significant 2018!

Situated in the gem of Central Germany, stretching over the states of Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate, and Bavaria, the mesmerizing Frankfurt Rhine-Main region is rich in appeasing woods, romantic nature, influential history and culture, as well as being a big business center. This year, let’s see what is out there to explore, and you will be certain to add Frankfurt Rhine-Main to your list.

GARDEN BY THE RHINE

The must-try amuse-bouche of travelling in this wondrous region is the glowing State Garden Show in Bingen am Rhine. Sitting in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site, the State Garden Show flaunts its vivid artistry on the amorous Rhine riverbank. After bursting vibrance for years, as its 10th anniversary, from 12 – 14 October, the State Garden Show will come with the special event ‘Binger herzlichT’ special event, displaying spectacular light installations, lasers, fireworks, and street theatres. Plus, many more events are yet to come such as ‘Rhine in Flames’, the Bingen International Jazz Festival, and wine tasting.

BEHIND THE DISNEY SCENES

Have you ever wondered who your real life favorite Disney icons are? Get to know the cartoonists behind adorable Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and other characters at ‘Walt Disney – Mickey, Donald & Friends’, Mainz State Museum, from 14 March – 29 July. The joyful exhibition features compelling stories of Masters Floyd Gottfredson (Mickey Mouse), Al Taliaferro (Donald Duck), and Carl Barks (Scrooge McDuck, Gyro Gearloose, and more) and over 300 exhibits including the rare ‘The Adventures of Mickey Mouse’ (1931) book. Visit Mainz, and your Disney dreams will be fulfilled.

BEAUTY OF THE BAD SCHWALBACH

In the state of Hesse, there is another relaxing and creatively inspiring State Garden Show in bewitching Bad Schwaldbach from 28 April – 7 October, under the theme of ‘Experience nature. Live naturally’. The upper hand of visiting the Taunus region is that you, the discerning tourist, will also be able to experience the spa town of Bad Homburg, staying in the dreamy Schlosshotel Kronberg, trying golf courses, not to mention breathtaking cycling and hiking trails.

MODERNDAYS MUSIC AT MOMEM

Despite being the hometown of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, with Goethe Museum and House to attract worldwide history and literature aficionados, contemporary Frankfurt am Main is moving further in the avant-garde world by opening 1,000-sqm MOMEM – Museum of Modern Electronic Music. Situated right in Frankfurt city center, the museum will acknowledge the history of each type of electronic music, as well as its subgenres, while being complemented by temporary exhibitions on diverse interests. Workshops and courses by internationally renowned DJs and producers will also be hosted at MOMEM Academy. So, whether you are feeling nostalgic for the old days or feeling like indulging in innovation, Frankfurt am Main is your first choice.

A GLIMPSE OF GLEAMING HESSE

Accommodating invaluable historic treasures, being the home of Brothers Grimm, curating documents exhibition in Kassel, marvelous buildings, together with the utopian German halftimbered towns of Frankfurt and Wiesbaden, the state of Hesse is tarry-worthy in every way. However, there’s another lesser-known side of Hesse – ambrosial savories.

To learn more about the unbeatable charms of Hesse, visit www.languages.hessen-tourismus.de/en

Text by Pakvipa Rimdusit
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