Frankfurt

worth seeing

Old Sachsenhausen

Old Sachsenhausen attracts visitors with its rustic apple wine pubs, historical timber-frame houses and narrow laneways. Frankfurt’s going-out district is a great place to enjoy a glass or two of Frankfurt apple wine.

Alt-Sachsenhausen
Alt-Sachsenhausen - © Tourismus+Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main

1390 onwards, Frankfurt boasted a city wall with nine towers that also enveloped the district of Sachsenhausen. Sachsenhausen remained a village until the end of the 19th century, serving as Frankfurt's fish, fruit and vegetable supplier. During the Middle Ages, beer and wine were the beverages of choice. Then, in the middle of the 16th century, the Rhine-Main area went through a bit of a climatic change, which negatively influenced wine production from hereon in. As a result, many vineyards were transformed into fruit orchards. During the Goethe era, more and more wine taverns made the transition to apple wine pub.

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