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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)

In every bakery and in the cafes in the city center
Answer provided by Michael Schoenemann on 07/01/2014
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Cafe rail Nußallee 7 06181 22895 Hanau and Rose Street 3 Hanau 06181 256162 www.cafe-schien.de
Answer provided by Heike Landolt on 07/01/2014
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Are there any cultural highlights, museums?

Ideas for 2-3 activities and daytrips?

Good restaurants for dinner?

Typical tourist activities or places that one should NOT do, as they are not worthwhile doing.

Things can do to make it a fun and memorable evening?

How to get around and find best means of local transportation?

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)

Hello, actually there is no special Hanau in Hanau dishes. In Cafe rail there is a very good brothers Grimm cake. Nice greetings from Maintal H. Landolt
Answer provided by Heike Landolt on 09/02/2014
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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)

Hanau is located in the center of Germany. Hanau has the most beautiful market in Hessen. Hanau offers, watching, castle Philippsruh, Wilhelmsbad, Golf Club, ETC. Our museum for dolls is unique. Also the German House of Goldsmiths, with many jewelry exhibitions stands in our old town. Not to mention Hanau is the birthplace dr Brothers Grimm, the tales take place June July Festival. The more she learned under Www.hanau.de
Answer provided by Gerlinde Choukair on 05/18/2014
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please visit the website www.hanau.de
Answer provided by Andrea Zielak on 05/18/2014
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Is there a good local deli or restaurant with lunch menu?

Are there any points of interest or local attractions?

What are good places to go for shopping?

Any sporting activites and recommendations to stay active?

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Popular Points of Interest in and near Hanau

  • Phillipsruhe Castle
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    Phillipsruhe Castle

    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 Overview

Hanau is a town in the Main-Kinzig-Kreis, in Hesse, Germany. It is located 25 km east of Frankfurt (Frankfurt vacation rentals | Frankfurt travel guide) am Main.

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)

Philippsruhe Castle

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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