Kelsterbach is the first town north of the Frankfurt International Airport.
In an unassuming building that looks like a half-timbered and contemporary hybrid, you’ll find one of the most unique local history museums, EVER. Not only is it filled with local goodies from the history of the this fascinating town, but also with exhibits of days dating back to Prehistoric Times, the Stone and Bronze Ages, and even Cro Magnon Man (approx 32,000 years ago).
What makes it even better when visiting this jewel of a museum, is how easily you can reach it on the S8 and S9 Railway Lines running from Frankfurt Airport; or by a fun, speed filled trip on the A3 Autobahn.
If you visit on the first Sunday in September, you’ll be treated to Kelsterbach’s Church Festival just filled with food and fun for everyone of every age. You might as well stay the week to explore around town, since Kelsterbach’s Old Town Festival is held the following Sunday after Church Fest, with even more chances to enjoy all the local food and fun.
There are few churches here in Kelsterbach that shouldn’t be missed (and, quite fitting to visit if you’re here for the Church Festival), the St. Martin Evangelical and the New Baroque style Catholic Heart of Jesus. But, truth be told, the best is the Mönchhof Chapel, neatly hidden within a small cemetery, it has stood here on the outskirts of town since the 12th century.
Summer is a great time to visit as everyone heads to the Südpark for all types of recreational activities in what can be considered a “forest town.” It also sits right along the River Main, which makes for a great backdrop while cycling along the many bicycle trails.
No matter the reason or the season you choose to visit Kelsterbach, you’ll be more than delighted at what you’ll find only a few minutes west of the city of Frankfurt. So, speed up on the Autobahn and get here quick!