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Where can one get a great breakfast in the morning?"Where in Hanau can I buy fresh rolls in the morning or get a nice breakfast with coffee?" (posted 07/01/2014)
Are there any cultural highlights, museums?
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Typical tourist activities or places that one should NOT do, as they are not worthwhile doing.
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Where to find good quality groceries?
Are there any special local events?
Are there any local food specialties one should try out?"Are there any local food specialties in Hanau one should try out?" (posted 09/02/2014)
What makes this destination special? Why should one spend some time here during vacation?"Why should someone do a vacation in Hanau? Can you possibly tell me 2-3 popular travel tips for Hanau, which everyone visiting Hanau should see? Also let me know 2-3 special insider travel tips for Hanau that a typical tourist may not know about, but that you can highly recommend. Thanks!" (posted 05/17/2014)
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Popular Points of Interest in and near Hanau
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A visit to the baroque Philippsruhe Castle, built in 1701, is an impressive experience, as it also incorporates influences of more modern architecture. A historical museum, a sculpture park and an impressive garden are some of the highlights to be seen.
Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 6pm.
Admission: Adults 2.50 €, Concessions 1.50 €.
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Travel Insider Tips for Hanau
Hanau is the 6th largest town in Hesse. Having recently lost its status as administrative centre of the Main-Kinzig-Kreis (Main-Kinzig district) to Gelnhausen (Gelnhausen vacation rentals | Gelnhausen travel guide), proposals have been made, that Hanau should form its own administrative district.
Things to See in Hanau
The German House of Goldsmiths (Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus)
Health Establishment at Hanau-Wilhelmsbad
St Mary's Church (Marienkirche)
Walloon-Dutch Church (Wallonisch-Niederländische Kirche)
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More about the History of Hanau
Hanau was first mentioned in 1143 and became a city in 1303. At the end of the 16th century, Count Philipp Ludwig II allowed Protestant refugees from the Netherlands to found their own settlement near Hanau, to which these Walloons brought their knowledge of jewellery production. For this reason goldsmiths are still educated there. In the 19th century the Neustadt (New Town), as it was called, was merged with Hanau.
In the 19th century Hanau was a centre of the German democratic movement and contributed significantly both in 1830 and in the Revolution of 1848. Also in 1848 the German Gymnastic League (Turnerbund) was founded here.
During World War II Hanau was for the most part destroyed by British airstrikes in March 1945 a few days before it was taken by the US Army. It remained a large US Army garrison until 2008.
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Hanau is a town in the Main-Kinzig-Kreis, in Hesse, Germany. It is located 25 km east of Frankfurt am Main.
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