Kelsterbach

Travel Guide

Right on the left bank of the River Main and in the southwest of Frankfurt am Main, the Hessian town of Kelsterbach is a perfect place for a city trip.

Kelsterbach was originally recorded in the 9th century and has developed today into a lively, economically active town. While the Oberdorf (upper village) contains newly built housing developments, the restored traditional town centre of Kelsterbach is found in the Unterdorf (lower village). During your mini-break here you can experience festivals like the Kelsterbach Kerb (fair) and enjoy the delicacies Kelsterbach has to offer. The Taunus mountains will convince you to take a short trip into nature and you can reach them in just half an hour from the town by car.

The Mönchhofkapelle (monks’ chapel), between the areas of Raunheim and Kelsterbach, attracts many visitors on a city trip to Kelsterbach. The chapel is shrouded by the trees of a small cemetery and is a reminder that masses have been held in this place since the beginning of the 12th century. Once belonging to the village of Wüsteneddersheim, the chapel was destroyed in the Thirty Years’ War and rebuilt at the end of the 17th century. In March 2008, eleven out of the twelve apostles’ crosses were rediscovered in the course of restoration work. You can explore the building from outside.

The Municipal Museum in the lower village of Kelsterbach is home to exhibits of Kelsterbach porcelain and glazed earthenware as well as the old clock from St. Martin’s church tower and artefacts from the Paleolithic Era to the Iron Age and the Roman Period. In the museum you will see models of former ships from the River Main and a tugboat called the Maakuh , which was pulled along the Main by means of a chain in the river and whose steam horn sounded like cows mooing. Learn about the methods for tailoring with rabbit fur that were used to produce rabbit fur hats.

The Wolfenburg was the former Kelsterbach castle. It was built by Count Wolfgang von Ysenburg-Ronneburg in the mid-16th century and was badly damaged during the Thirty Years’ War. Today the ruins are a reminder of the once magnificent Renaissance building. There is a model you can visit in the Municipal Museum.

The Mainanlage (Main park) on the banks of the Main will ensure you have a relaxing break on your trip to Kelsterbach. Luscious grassy areas beside the flowing River Main will persuade you to stay a while. In the summer months passenger ships dock in the marina and offer the chance to explore the banks of the Main from the water. South of Kelsterbach, the Staudenweiher (plants pond) will beckon you to visit on your city trip. From a viewing pavilion you have a wonderful view over the former quarry and its banks bordered by weeds and trees.

Where to stay in Kelsterbach

ibis Frankfurt Airport
ibis Frankfurt Airport
2.5 out of 5
Langer Kornweg 9a-11, Kelsterbach, HE
The price is £51 per night from 25 Feb to 26 Feb
Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Lufthansa Flight Training Center and within 9 miles (15 km) of Gateway Gardens and ...
4/5 Very Good! (68 reviews)
"near the airport, easy to access nice and quiet location, preis worth"

Reviewed on 16 Dec 2021

ibis Frankfurt Airport
NH Frankfurt Airport
NH Frankfurt Airport
4 out of 5
Moerfelder Strasse 113, Kelsterbach, HE
The price is £57 per night from 19 Feb to 20 Feb
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from The Squaire, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Deutsche Bank Park and Staedel Museum. Maintower and Römer ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (970 reviews)
"This was a fantastic experience. Will definitely visit again. The staff were especially helpful. The rooms have been recently refurbished which is a bonus. They have stringent COVID-19 protocols and a good breakfast buffet, especially the many kinds of honey and fresh juices."

Reviewed on 14 Jan 2022

NH Frankfurt Airport
Moxy Frankfurt Airport Kelsterbach
Moxy Frankfurt Airport Kelsterbach
3.5 out of 5
Am Weiher 1, Kelsterbach
Fully refundable
The price is £53 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Lufthansa Flight Training Center and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Gateway Gardens. The Squaire is 2.8 mi ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (137 reviews)
"It was great. Room clean and had everything we needed. Staff was very helpful. Location great and walking distance to close restaurant."

Reviewed on 29 Sep 2021

Moxy Frankfurt Airport Kelsterbach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Main Appartments
Main Appartments
3 out of 5
Mainstrasse 54, Kelsterbach
The price is £75 per night from 4 Feb to 5 Feb
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Lufthansa Flight Training Center and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Gateway Gardens. Jahrhunderthalle ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (18 reviews)
"I liked having the appliances and the price was fair.The negatives were a small bathroom and having to park a 1/2 block away. Overall I nice stay, A nice restaurant and little market very close. Quiet enjoyable neighborhood."

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2020

Main Appartments
CINEMA STUDIO-YOUR HOME NEAR FRANKFURT AIRPORT
CINEMA STUDIO-YOUR HOME NEAR FRANKFURT AIRPORT
Ringsrasse, 13, Kelsterbach, Hessen
The price is £77 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb
Situated in Kelsterbach, this holiday home is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Lufthansa Flight Training Center and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Gateway Gardens. The Squaire is 2.9 ...
5/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Perfect location
"Super easy to train. Check in and out awesome. Everything you need provided. Close restaurant in walking distance. Will stay here every time I fly into Frankfurt."

Reviewed on 1 Aug 2019

CINEMA STUDIO-YOUR HOME NEAR FRANKFURT AIRPORT
TRAVELLER´S LOUNGE -YOUR HOME NEAR FRANKFURT AIRPORT AND FRANKFURT CITY
TRAVELLER´S LOUNGE -YOUR HOME NEAR FRANKFURT AIRPORT AND FRANKFURT CITY
Kelsterbach, Hessen
The price is £118 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb
Situated in Kelsterbach, this apartment building is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Lufthansa Flight Training Center and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Gateway Gardens. The Squaire ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Cute and comfortable
"Exactly what we needed for our short stay in Frankfurt before flying back out early next morning. Comfortable. Only suggestion is to have a bed solution for couples that want to sleep together- they only had twin beds. But host was very friendly and responsive! Would stay again."

Reviewed on 7 Dec 2021

TRAVELLER´S LOUNGE -YOUR HOME NEAR FRANKFURT AIRPORT AND FRANKFURT CITY
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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