Do something nice in your free time! Here you will find an overview of excursion ideas in Frankfurt Oder and the surrounding area. From a visit to a museum to a day trip into nature - let yourself be inspired and plan a trip with friends, as a couple or with the whole family.
Although Frankfurt Oder is a small city, it is blessed with many wonderful sights and activities. There are also many great ones Hotels in Frankfurt-Oderwhere you can stay during your visit to this German city.
Here are the top things to do and visit in Frankfurt Oder.
1. City Hall
The Frankfurt (Oder) Town Hall is the administrative building of the independent city of Frankfurt (Oder) in Brandenburg. The building, which was probably erected in the middle of the 13th century, is listed as a monument in the monument list of the state of Brandenburg.
The construction of the town hall was probably started shortly after the granting of municipal rights to the city of Frankfurt (Oder) in 1253. The exact course of construction has not been fully clarified. Presumably only the basement and the ground floor were initially completed, after which there was a break in construction. The construction work on the larger southern part with the department store and the so-called archive extension on the west side were completed around the middle of the 14th century.
In 1937 the town hall received the south-west entrance hall. This had access to the town hall cellar. During the Second World War, the town hall in the embattled city was badly damaged and finally burned down. Between 1951 and 1953 the town hall was restored and renovated between 1976 and 1978. The original medieval building was restored between 1993 and 1994.
2. Frankfurt (Oder) City Bridge
The Stadtbrücke Frankfurt (Oder) is a bridge structure of the federal highway 5, which spans the Oder in Frankfurt (Oder). The border bridge is part of the inner-city border crossing between Frankfurt and Słubice. It spans an Oder promenade, the Oder waterway, a harbor entrance and a flood area. The state border between the two countries runs in the middle of the Oder shipping channel.
3. The Oder-Neisse Cycle Path
Germany's easternmost cycle path leads through historically interesting towns and enchanting and quiet landscapes from the source of the Neisse in the Czech Republic to Zittau and from there in Germany always close to the river and border to the Baltic Sea.
The cycle path is divided into twelve stages, which can also be planned individually according to personal needs. The Oder - Neisse - Cycle Path also runs through Frankfurt (Oder). Along the Oderwiesen, over the Ziegenwerder to the Oderpromenade. Always nice along the Oder, a very nice and relaxed bike ride. There are plenty of places along the way where you can stop to get something to eat and have a drink.
4. Ziegenwerder Island
The next discovery is the island of Ziegenwerder directly behind the University of Viadrina on the Oder. A real island of nature is located between the Alter and Neuer Oder on Ziegenwerder in Frankfurt (Oder). The island owes its name to the fact that the goats of the Oder fishermen got their feed from here. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the people of Frankfurt spent their free time in the bathing establishments on the river, the last remnants of which had to give way in 2003 in the course of the redesign to today's Europagarten. The lower-lying eastern part of the island with its old giant trees, which is often flooded in spring and autumn, was largely left in its original state. The western part has been designed into a park with a promenade, extensive flower borders, the narrow watercourses symbolically modeled on the "Hanseatic Lines" of the Oder, a hedge theater with restaurants, a panorama cinema and a large adventure playground.
Seasonal events, such as movies and concerts, attract visitors. The former valley sand island serves as a bird sanctuary and in the natural areas as a habitat for over 100 animal and plant species.
5. Wildpark Frankfurt (Oder)
The Frankfurt (Oder) wildlife park is a wildlife park in the city forest in the Rosengarten district of the city of Frankfurt (Oder) on around 16 hectares of park-like terrain. Many animal species roam freely in the wildlife park. Necessary enclosures are spacious, animal- and species-appropriate under near-natural conditions. There is also a pond landscape, a petting zoo and a small apiary.