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Höchster Schloss

Höchster Schloss

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  • Les Guilvinistes

    A landmark of Höchst is the castle with the Gothic keep and the Renaissance building from the 16th century, the so-called New Castle.

    Today the castle houses the museums for Höchst History and Hoechst AG and invites you to the “Höchst Castle Festival” every summer.

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    • August 21, 2017

  • Very nice location. A side trip is always worthwhile, not only because of the café there.

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    • August 16, 2018

  • was the residence of the officials of the Archdiocese of Mainz in the former city of Höchst am Main, today a district of Frankfurt am Main. It consists of the Old Castle, built in the 14th to 16th centuries, and the New Castle, which was built at the end of the 16th century.

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    • May 30, 2020

  • Located in the middle of the market square with a view of the Main.
    Inside, a café invites you to linger.
    Open from 1 p.m.

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    • October 5, 2017

  • Nice castle, with inviting courtyard.

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    • September 5, 2019

  • Great location overlooking the Main. Inside in the courtyard there is a restaurant!

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    • September 17, 2019

  • A beautiful castle with 2 great restaurants in front of it. Nice area and very idyllic

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    • October 4, 2019

  • Very nice castle in the old town of Höchst. In summer, the highly recommended short film festival "Shots at Moonlight" takes place there in the palace gardens.
    Hopefully this can happen again soon.

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    • April 1, 2021

  • Super nice castle. The castle garden is great for walking.

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    • April 8, 2021

  • Wonderful castle of the Höchst Castle

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    • August 20, 2021

  • Former customs castle, in the castle courtyard and in the adjacent old town nice places to stop

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    • March 4, 2022

  • The Höchster Schlosspark is a very nice place to take a break.

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    • March 20, 2022

  • The Old Höchst Palace is an outstanding cultural and historical monument in the region and bears witness to the historical power struggle between the trading city of Frankfurt and the Archdiocese of Mainz in the Middle Ages. It was expanded into one of the most important Renaissance castles on the Main and today, together with the Justinuskirche, forms the historical core of Höchst. There has probably been a castle here since Ottonian times, which was expanded into a customs fortress in the 14th century. Angry about the customs duties, it was attacked by the Frankfurt City Council in 1396 and partially destroyed. The lower part of the towering round tower, the so-called bergfried, is the oldest part of the complex still preserved today and dates from this period. At the end of the 16th century, the powerful Archbishop of Mainz expanded the complex into one of the most magnificent Renaissance palaces on the Main. During this construction phase, the massive keep was also raised, and since then it has been crowned with a stone dome with a lantern.

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    • May 11, 2022

  • During the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648) large parts of the castle fell into ruins, which were demolished in the 18th century. In addition to the main tower, only the north-eastern part with the gatehouse and corner round tower was preserved.
    The German Foundation for Monument Protection took over the palace complex in 2002 and has been responsible for its preservation ever since. Thanks to extensive work by the private foundation, the old castle is once again a living place of history. In Höchst Castle there is a small museum, offices and a restaurant.

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    • May 11, 2022

  • On the Schlossplatz there is not only an old, sprawling oak tree to admire, but also the castle, idyllic alleys and inns with traditional Hessian cuisine. On the banks of the Main, a ferry takes guests to the Schwanheim dune on the opposite bank.

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    • September 4, 2022

  • The local restaurants are recommended.

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    • September 19, 2022

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