Idyllic location between Frankfurt, Mainz and Wiesbaden
The H+ Hotel Frankfurt Airport West is approximately 25 kilometres west of Frankfurt am Main, near the Wiesbaden interchange. The A66 and A3 offer quick and convenient access to Frankfurt Airport (10 minutes’ drive), Frankfurt Messe trade fair centre (15 minutes) and Frankfurt city centre (25 minutes). Mainz and Wiesbaden are also both just a 15-minute drive away. The hotel enjoys an idyllic location in Hofheim-Diedenbergen on the southern slopes of the Taunus, surrounded by fields and its own private garden. Whether you are here for business or pleasure, on a shopping pilgrimage or a short break, the location of the H+ Hotel Frankfurt Airport West makes it the perfect base for your stay.
If you have time to explore the local area, head to Hattersheim to visit the rose garden there. Created in 1997, it acts as a reminder of the commercial rose cultivation undertaken in the Okriftel district until the 1970s. In summer, over 6,000 roses as well as other plants bloom here, and fill the air with their heady fragrance. The entrance to the garden is eye-catchingly marked by two wooden pyramids covered in climbing roses. It’s just ten minutes by car from the H+ Hotel Frankfurt Airport West.
A tour of the Festung Rüsselsheim (Rüsselsheim Fortress) really brings history to life. The moat is impressive in itself, but for the best views, head up to the surrounding ramparts which overlook the castle. The complex was built in the 15th and 16th centuries, and played an important role in Hessian territorial feuds as well as during the Thirty Years’ War. Today it houses the local municipal museum and the city archives. If you’re in need of a break, head to the cafe in the inner courtyard It is about fifteen minutes’ drive from the H+ Hotel Frankfurt Airport West.
A trip to Mainz is a worthwhile destination from the H+ Hotel Frankfurt Airport West, and is just fifteen minutes’ drive away. Soak up the atmosphere of Marktplatz, lined with cafes and shops, and take in the views of the nearby Hohen Dom St. Martin zu Mainz. The cathedral dominates the buildings surrounding it on all sides, and is the old town’s landmark. Construction on the triple-aisled Romanesque basilica began at the end of the 10th century. It also has Gothic and Baroque elements, and is impressive in both its dimensions and its ornate furnishings.
From the cathedral, simply cross over Liebfrauenplatz and you will find yourself in front of the Haus zum Römischen Kaiser housing the Gutenberg-Museum. This Renaissance building came into being after the destruction of the Thirty Years’ War, and was the home of important merchant Rockoch. Its elaborate façade served as the inspiration for many more magnificent buildings in subsequent years. In 1742, under the name “Zum römischen Kaiser” it became a hotel, counting Mozart, Voltaire and Goethe amongst its guests. Today it houses the Gutenberg Museum, where visitors can see real Gutenberg Bibles and a range of temporary exhibitions on typography and book design.
If you have time, a sightseeing tour through Frankfurt is also worthwhile. Wander through the “Römerberg”, famous market square and heart of the city, and visit the Kaiserdom, otherwise known as St. Bartholomew’s or the Imperial Cathedral. Paulskirche, or St. Paul’s Church, should also be on your list if you have the time. It was built from 1789 to 1833 and today is used as a venue for exhibitions, memorials and meetings. From 1848 to 1849 it was home to the Frankfurt National Assembly, the first freely elected parliament in German lands. For this reason, it is also a symbol of the democratic movement in Germany, as is seen as the “home to all Germans”.