There are more than 40 rivers, streams and cut-off meanders in the city area. Added together, they would be more than 160 km long. The longest river is the Main with nearly 27 km in the city area. The next longest is the Nidda with around 19 km. An area of just under 50 hectares in the city area is covered by 50 lakes and ponds.
Rivers, streams and ponds in Frankfurt
Where are the nicest stream-side walks? Where can you get down to the lake with a wheelchair? Where does my favourite stream start and what interesting things can I find out about it? How were the ponds in Frankfurt’s parks created?
The city of Frankfurt am Main has put together facts and information on Frankfurt’s rivers, lakes and ponds in two extensive, well-illustrated booklets:
The booklets can be ordered free of charge from the Environment Department. The contents are also available on the internet.