Today I would like to present the Bethmannpark, one out of more than 50 parks and green spaces Frankfurt has to offer.
Where is the Bethmannpark located and how do I get there?
Bethmannpark is located in Frankfurt’s Nordend district at the beginning of Berger Straße and borders 3 other streets. Namely the Friedberger Anlage, the Mauerweg and the Friedberger Landstraße. So if you are planning a walk along Berger Straße, I recommend a visit to Bethmannpark.
The park is only 600 meters away from the Konstablerwache, so it can be reached in only 8 minutes by foot from the Konstablerwache.
The tram stop Hessendenkmal, where trams 12 and 18 stop, is right next to the park. Furthermore, you can reach the park in a few minutes from the underground station Merianplatz, where the U4 stops.
What’s in the park
It is a somewhat smaller park, which is very popular with residents and tourists due to its beauty.
You will find a lot of different plants, which are maintained and cared for by the green area office and there are many benches to sit on.
Hobby gardeners get a very special service in the park. The Green Area Office offers a plant consultation every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 to 12:00 o’clock.
Chess enthusiasts can prove their skills on a giant chess board in this facility:
And if you just want to relax, you can do so on this juicy large meadow during a sunbath or picnic:
Garden des Himmlischen Friedens
Bethmannpark is also home to the „Garden des himmlischen Friedens“ (Garden of Heavenly Peace), a dreamlike Chinese garden with a water pavilion.
Unfortunately it was almost completely destroyed by arsonists in June 2017. The garden and pavilion is currently being rebuilt by Chinese skilled workers and was originally scheduled for completion in June 2019. Unfortunately the construction seems to be more complex than originally thought and therefore the reopening is postponed. The exact date is still unclear.
When is the park open?
The park opens all year round at 7:00 a.m. and is closed at dusk.
Dogs are not allowed in the park and cycling is also not allowed.
Friedberger Lanstraße 8
60316 Frankfurt am Main, Germany