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Frankfurt's East - Trade Routes and Orchard Routes

Old trade routes, waterways, new tourist paths. About Frankfurt's development into a trading and banking city.

Quick Details

Meeting point: 60386 Frankfurt am Main, entrance ice rink, Am Bornheimer Hang 4

Included in the tour fee: E-bike rental, coaching, delivery, pick-up and themed tour

The minimum number of participants is 4.

Additional dates, group appointments or corporate events are available on request.

Please note that there is a handling fee for processing your booking and printing your ticket immediately as print@home.

People with their own e-bike

About the E-Bike Tour

We cycle not far from the Hessian apple wine and fruit meadow routes to the nature experience garden on the Lohrberg, which is one of the most beautiful garden areas in Frankfurt. Blossom or apple festivals are delightful seasonal events here.

Old trade routes, far beyond the state borders, ensured that Frankfurt was supplied with a great variety and quantity of raw materials and that a lively trade exchange could take place. We cycle along these historic routes – such as the Hohe Straße – which was part of the historic Via Regia. As an important trade route, it played an important role in spiritual, cultural and military terms. South of the Hohe Strasse ran the Gelnhausen Post Road, an equally important trade route.

In the 9th century, Frankfurt even rose to become the site of the imperial days and was the most important royal palatinate of the East Franconians for a long time.

The city experienced a new high point and boom in trade when it became a Free Imperial City in 1220. A few centuries later, Frankfurt even became the coronation city of the emperors.

We cycle along the Main, which together with the Rhine was considered the “main artery” of Europe. In the 20th century, Frankfurt’s Osthafen (eastern harbour) was built and more and more industrial buildings were erected in its vicinity.

Would you rather be out and about in the south of Frankfurt? Or in Frankfurt’s west?