Sand dunes in Schwanheim

This hidden nature reserve is close to Frankfurt. Natural sand dunes are rare in Germany, and are special habitat for rare species.

4 hours Wodden plank path
A walk in a nature reserve Suitable for groups and families

1. How to get there

You want to get to Frankfurt, Alter Friedhof Schwanheim.
Check the RMV website for the up to date timetable.

Start: Konstablerwache Take tram 12, direction Rheinlandstraße
Change: Ferdinand-Dirichs-Weg Take bus 51, direction Industriepark Höchst
Arrival: Alter Friedhof Schwanheim From here it is a 5 minute walk, check the map.

OR:

Start: Konstablerwache Take S2, direction Niedernhausen Bahnhof
Change: Höchst Bahnhof Take bus 51, direction Trift-/Frauenhofstraße
Arrival: Alter Friedhof Schwanheim From here it is a 5 minute walk, check the map.

Good to know

Travel duration: approx. 50 minutes (one way)

2. Activity on site

Walk a 3 km loop

Hop off the bus and walk a loop in this hidden nature reserve. Check the map below for details.

Map of the sand dunes in Schwanheim

In the 20th century, they collected sand here. Sand dunes away form the sea are rare, and protected species live here. Don’t leave the paths!

3. Map

4. Tips

Bring a picnic

There are a bunch of benches close to the lake. Have a picnic here.

Inhale deeply

The air is fantastic here. It feels like being in a very southern country in the middle of the summer.

5. How to get back

Check the RMV website for the up to date timetable.

Start: Alter Friedhof Schwanheim Take bus 51, Industriepark Höchst Tor Ost
Change: Höchst Bahnhof Take S1, direction Offenbach
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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Wooden plank path - It will lead you through the nature reserve.
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