10 Things to Do in Oberursel (Taunus) That You Shouldn't Miss

September 11, 2017 Veronika Gaddis

Oberursel (Taunus) is a town in Germany and part of the Frankfurt Rhein-Main urban area. It is located to the north west of Frankfurt, and is the second largest town in the county of Hochtaunuskreis and the 14th largest town in Hesse. In 2011, the town hosted the 51st Hessentag state festival.
Restaurants in Oberursel (Taunus)

1. Kurpark

Kaiser-Friedrich-Promenade 56, Bad Homburg, Hesse, Germany
Excellent
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4.5 based on 136 reviews

Kurpark

Reviewed By Stephan G - Frankfurt, Germany

Bad Homburg is the home of one of Germany's largest and most beautiful spa parks. It is listed as a site of historic interest: Because the founder of Bad Homburgs famous casino, François Blanc, created something very special and therefore commissioned Peter Joseph Lenné, the Royal Prussian Garden Director-General to landscape the park. Because it has been tended for more than 150 years it stayed almost original. It is the only park outside the Berlin and Potsdam area that was designed by Lenné that is still largely in its original state.
The Kurpark covers an area of nearly 40 hectares and is designed as an English landscape park, with spacious lawns and solitary trees, dense groups of bushes, avenues, curving paths, and a small lake.

2. Naturpark Hochtaunus

Hohemarkstr. 192, 61440 Oberursel (Taunus), Hesse, Germany
Excellent
81%
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Naturpark Hochtaunus

Reviewed By Expat-kiwis1971 - Singapore, Singapore

recently new and giood value for money. Fresh beer on tap from the local brewery and very nice pea soup and hambugers. A nice walk in the forest before and or after is also very good

3. Opel Zoo

Koenigsteiner Str. 35, 61476 Kronberg im Taunus, Hesse, Germany +49 6173 3259030
Excellent
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4 based on 321 reviews

Opel Zoo

The Open Zoo is a private zoo located 20 minutes north of Frankfurt.

Reviewed By suzjulie

Visited this zoo many times. One of our favorites with nice play areas and interesting animals in nice setting. Great for young kids and families. Kids love feeding the goats, elephants and lamas. Take your own carrots rather than buying them there. Also, take your own picnic. Entry fee a little expensive without yearly pass.

4. Hessenpark Open Air Museum (Freilichtmuseum Hessenpark)

Laubweg 5, 61267 Neu-Anspach, Hesse, Germany +49 6081 5880
Excellent
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4.5 based on 173 reviews

Hessenpark Open Air Museum (Freilichtmuseum Hessenpark)

104 buildings recreate German life throughout the centuries.

Reviewed By Oceans242 - Frankfurt, Germany

This museum attempts to tell the history of Hesse. It mainly aims to achieve this by preserving old buildings from the various parts of the state which have been brought here and reassembled, then inside these buildings, various stories are being told. One could discuss if certain not so cheerful chapters of 20th-century German history need to be addressed, or addressed differently, but nonetheless, it's a very educational family experience.

5. Skulpturenpark Niederhochstadt

Steinbacher Strasse, Eschborn, Hesse, Germany
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Skulpturenpark Niederhochstadt

Reviewed By vnbhise - Mumbai, India

The Skulturenpark is a simple, quiet jogging park-cum-walking park in the middle of town. lots of greenery and eye-pleasing modern sculptures make it a satisfying walk.

6. Taunus Information Centre

Hohemarkstr. 192, 61440 Oberursel (Taunus), Hesse, Germany +49 6171 507820
Excellent
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Taunus Information Centre

Reviewed By POTaylor62 - Mossel Bay, South Africa

Most helpful staff in guiding you around the area and what sights to visit, they definitely went the extra mile

7. Saalburg Roman Castle and Archeology Park

Saalburg Weg 1 | Archaologischer Park, 61350 Bad Homburg, Hesse, Germany +49 6175 93740
Excellent
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4.5 based on 310 reviews

Saalburg Roman Castle and Archeology Park

Reconstructed Roman fort and archaeological museum

Reviewed By jw s - Paris, France

In German it is called Römerkastell Saalburg. Only 20 minute drive from Frankfurt. Food and drink are available on site, and the gift shop, while not large, might be the cheapest in Germany. A note for parents: if you have been touring Germany and your kids are tired of art museums and old churches, an afternoon here is excellent. As an old Roman fort, it has lots of paths to walk around the inside and outside of the fort. It also is a very quiet place as it does not attract a lot of tourists.

8. Burg Kronberg

Schlossstr. 10-11, 61476 Kronberg im Taunus, Hesse, Germany +49 6173 7788
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4.5 based on 56 reviews

Burg Kronberg

Gut erhaltene Höhenburg der Stauferzeit (ab 2. Hälfte 12. Jh.)

Reviewed By reneeinsf - San Francisco, California

We had a small tour in English. Being a sleepy town, we were the only visitors, so it became a private tour. This medieval borg is immaculately maintained and often used by locals for events. Lovely views of Frankfurt and an easy walk to shops and restaurants down in Kronberg village. The tour became a little boring for my tweens, but they hate tours of any type.

9. Bad Homburg Palace

Schlossverwaltung, 61348 Bad Homburg, Hesse, Germany +49 6172 9262148
Excellent
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4 based on 102 reviews

Bad Homburg Palace

Reviewed By Ellen M - Fort Myers, Florida

After visiting the Palace, we spent about two hours walking through this beautiful park. Lovely lake, many, many types of ducks, geese and swans. Peaceful babbling stream runs along one of the main pathways. Plenty of benches and shade to enjoy a picnic. Well maintained and landscape was impeccably groomed. We enjoyed it immensely. Great photo op's.

10. Celtic Trail at the Heidetrank Oppidum

Hohemarkstr. 192 | Trail begins at the Taunus Information Center, 61440 Oberursel (Taunus), Hesse, Germany
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Celtic Trail at the Heidetrank Oppidum

Reviewed By ExploreEuropeLots - St Louis, MO

Primitive site of a Celtic town covering a little over 300 acres . Improved trails but VERY hilly and a little steep in spots so hiking boots and a staff or nordic walkers are a pretty good idea, particularly if damp or snowy. Trail starts out looking like it is wheelchair accessible but it is absolutely not. No benches, tables, or rest rooms on the trail itself.
Vigorous hike of 4.3 KM but I don't think that counts another 2.4 KM round trip for the visitor center.
Site has not been restored at all but there is much evidence remaining. U-3 from Frankfurt gets you there and back but Oberusel-Hohemark is end of the line and a different rate zone than Frankfurt itself so be sure you get a proper ticket. Most of signage at the site is in German, French and English.

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