The District of Groß-Gerau
A place full of surprises
Situated on the Upper Rhine Plain, the District of Groß-Gerau is characterised by natural landscapes that are truly beautiful to behold. Here, the riversides of the Rhine and Main invite you to linger. and relax. The two largest nature reserves in the State of Hesse - Kühkopf-Knoblochsaue and Mönchbruch - are also located here. The level region is ideal for extended cycling tours, with many lovely places to stop for refreshments being available along the way. Asparagus-lovers, meanwhile, will also find Groß-Gerau to be the place to be, as the regal vegetable grows here in the most suitable of soils. Last but not least, culture enthusiasts will find plenty of attractions all year round, be they open-air festivals, museums or monuments.
Highlights in the District of Groß-Gerau
What makes a visit of Groß-Gerau so special?
Plenty! Let's start with the following highlights!
Whether it's the Northern District or the "Mainspitze" (Main Peak), the district's centre or the marshes to the south: every municipality, every corner of the District of Groß-Gerau has its own charm, offering visitors many special features and highlights that are well worth experiencing.
The area's main points of interest include the Opel Villas and Fortress Rüsselsheim, the Büchner-House in Riedstadt, the Ship Mill in Ginsheim, the Horváth Centre in Mörfelden-Walldorf and of course the two nature reserves, Kühkopf-Knoblochsaue and Mönchbruch.
Recurring annual highlights include the "Gerauer Land" Asparagus Days, the Castle Folk Festival and the Car-Free Sunday.
Discovering the District of Gross-Gerau ... anew!
There is always something going on in the District of Groß-Gerau ... when there's not a pandemic going on. Numerous festivals attract visitors from near and far. The main spectator magnets include, for example, the Castle Folk Festival ("Volk im Schloss"), the "Gerauer Land" Asparagus Days, the Rhenish Fishermen's Festival in Gernsheim and the Night of the Senses in Groß-Gerau.
When there are no parties going on, one finds plenty of cultural attractions instead, including theatre, concerts, readings and museums, for example.
The district's museum landscape is particularly varied and exciting; with a specially produced brochure providing detailed information on the cultural offerings available. The District of Groß-Gerau is also the place to be if you enjoy sports or are simply looking to exercise amidst the beauty of Mother Nature.