Running route Westend Frankfurt

Image by Nina Kristin Gür

Running route Westend – Keep up your running groove

This is a little tip for those who like to keep up their running routine while traveling:

Frankfurt’s most popular and scenic running route is obviously along the Main river. Thus, it might be quite crowded, most of the paths are paved and there is almost no shade.

One of my favourite alternatives is a route combining the wonderful Grüneburgpark, well-frequented by runners, and a path through Frankfurt University’s sports facilities with lots of trees and mainly sandy surfaces. The paths were recently renewed in Grüneburgpark as well.

Start from any point at Grüneburgpark (one large round around the park itself is a little more than 2 kilometers), but you need to find the right spot in the north-western corner to exit the Grüneburgpark, cross the highway over the footbridge and head to the right. The address of this article marks the spot where to exit the park.

Stay on the main path (paved) with some medium slopes for about 1 kilometer.

I love that part as the leafy canopy protects from heat or rain. At the end of this path, you reach an underpass and see the start of another walkway. The walkway lasts for about 2.5 kilometers and guides along different sports courts. The route isn’t circular-decide for yourself where you want to turn around.

This route is good for runs between 3 & 8 kilometers (may be extended by any number of additional circuits through the Grüneburgpark).

Don’t start too close to sunset, as there are no lights in the park!

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Details about this spot



37, Frankfurt

Opening Times

24 hours daily, recommended only during daylight though
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)