Take the S-Bahn from Frankfurt to this bustling town of Dietzenbach that has grown in less than 50 years from a sleepy farming community to a town of 33,000 people.
The wonderful thing is that there is still some of that small town atmosphere present, so you can enjoy all the attractions of the busy city while staying in a family-run hotel or eating at a family restaurant.
In Dietzenbach’s old town area you will still see many timber-framed houses that have been preserved. You will further find the local history museum in the same area.
The museum has over 800 square meters of exhibit space. It contains fascinating exhibits covering the 800 year history of the area, and includes the medieval “Dietzenbach Silver Treasure.” Topics covered in the exhibits also include the conflict over who should rule the area, the introduction of Protestantism and the expansion of district boundaries by the inclusion of forests in 1818.
When you visit the railroad station in town you will learn that it was the first station built in the area. It was opened in 1898.
Take the opportunity of visiting Heusenstamm while you stay in Dietzenbach. It borders that town to the north, and is also on the Bieber River. Like its neighbor to the south, Heusenstamm has preserved many of its timbered houses. Its beautifully restored Schloss Schönborn sits in parkland and even has a restaurant where you can sit and enjoy a stunning view while dining.
While you are in the area you may want to take a ride up to the top of the Hexenburg (Witches’ Mountain), which is the highest point in the district. From here you get a birds-eye view of the entire area, with its modern buildings and older red roofs.
Bottom line, if you are tired of the big city atmosphere of Frankfurt, Dietzenbach is a destination worth considering. :-)