Eschborn is located approximately 11 kilometers outside of Frankfurt and 575km towards Paris, France or Berlin, Germany. It’s a quaint town and boasts a moderate population of 20,000. Germany is divided into 16 states (Länder) and Eschborn is located in the state, Hessen.
Like most cities and towns in Germany, everything you need—such as the grocery store, post office, bank, pharmacy, doctor and my favorite: the hair salon—is located within the community and accessible by many, interconnected urban walk/bike paths. I adore the walking paths! This is by far, one of my favorite things about living in Germany and I have a separate blog post, detailing my love for them.
Getting to Frankfurt from Eschborn is easy, regardless of whether you decide to walk or ride. The S-Bahn Rhein-Main (or S-Bahn for short) is the name for the large, network of trains that regionally transport Frankfurt’s commuters. It is extremely efficient and curiously clean; a far cry from my daily rides on Boston’s T system. A trip from the Eschborn Süd (South) train station would take me to Frankfurt am Main’s central station, the Hauptbahnhof, in just under 10 minutes. Biking enthusiasts can expect a 20 minute commute, via the many bike paths that connect suburban Frankfurt.
If you’re visiting Eschborn, you will quickly understand why I have come to love this town so much. Its narrow streets and tudor style architecture are enough to keep me pounding the cobblestone daily in search of the best breakfast Brötchen (German bread roll) or cutest café that Eschborn has to offer. I also appreciate that it’s located close to the city-life of downtown Frankfurt but it’s also far enough away that I can enjoy the peacefulness of a traditional, German town.