Frankfurt city beaches

There are two great spots within the Frankfurt city center to lay down at the river: LILU and Orange Beach.

2 hours A cafe that can float
Relaxing at a city beach and 25 minute walk along the river Suitable for groups and families

1. How to get there

You want to get to Frankfurt, Heinrich-Hoffmann-Straße / Blutspendedienst
Check the RMV website for the up to date timetable.

Start: Konstablerwache Take Tram 12, direction Rheinlandstraße
Arrival: Heinrich-Hoffmann-Straße / Blutspendedienst From here it is a 5 minute walk, check the map below.

Alternatives

Get to Frankfurt main station and take Tram 21, direction Stadion Straßenbahn.

OR:

Get to Frankfurt (Main), Südbahnhof and take Tram 15, direction Haardtwaldplatz.

Good to know

Travel duration: approx. 20 minutes

2. Activity on site

LILU: A former Jewish bath, now a public park at the river

Wander on this historical site. This is where Jews in Frankfurt were allowed to take a bath. Natural water sources are very important in the Jewish faith. In 1938 public baths were forbidden. Left behind is a beautiful natural sport for the public. LILU stands for “Licht und Luftbad” (Light and air bathing area). Click here for the official website (German only).

Walk from LILU to Orange Beach

It is possible to take a 40 minute walk to another hidden treasure in Frankfurt: Orange beach. Check the map below for details. The walk will take you over one train bridge from where you have amazing views of the Frankfurt skyline.

Lay down in a beach chair at Orange Beach

Enjoy the urban beach feeling having a drink in a beach chair under a train bridge. A must do in Frankfurt. Check out their website for upcoming events.

3. Map

4. Tips

Picnic or bbq at LILU

They have a public bbq area, very rare in Frankfurt. Bring your own bbq or rent one there. The “Transfer Werkstatt” employs people currently in unstable circumstances, and you can rent all you need for a joyful day at this urban beach park.

Have a drink at the Ponton at LILU

The Ponton could swim if the LILU were to be flooded. Isn’t that so incredible? Read more about floats on wikipedia.org.

The Ponton at LILU

Make it a bike tour

You can lock your bike properly at the LILU, at Orange beach it is a bit more difficult.

5. How to get back

Check the RMV website for the up to date timetable.

Start: Walk to the bus stop Erntestraße (check the map) Take bus 37, direction Hauptbahnhof
Change: Hauptbahnhof (main station) Take the subway or the S-Bahn (suburban train), direction Frankfurt city
Arrival: Konstablerwache

6. Costs

Round trip: Adult – one way: € 2.75
Adult – day pass: € 5.35
Group day pass (5 people): € 11.30

7. Highlights

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The Ponton at LILU - Enjoy a drink or snack here or just bring your own picnic.
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