Kelsterbach is a town in the Groß-Gerau district in Hesse, Germany. It is located on Frankfurt's southwestern outskirts at a bend on the left bank of the river Main, right where a small brook, called the Kelster (-bach in Kelsterbach being the German word for brook) empties into the river.
It is a small town with an area of 15.38 km²/5.9 miles², which lies 107 meter/117 yards above sea level. The town is split into the districts Unterdorf, with the city centre, and Oberdorf, the larger area of settlement.
Kelsterbach is an archaeological repository for discoveries dating from the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. Archaeologists found the oldest skull of a Stone Age man, microliths and ceramics (all Stone Age) here. These beautiful discoveries are exhibited in museums in Frankfurt am Main.
In Kelsterbach near Frankfurt am Main you will find numerous hotels, guesthouses, restaurants, cafés, pizzerias, bars, wine cellars and taverns, which are very popular among visitors. Kelsterbach’s hotels are often chosen by tourists, who want to see Kelsterbach as well as Frankfurt am Main.
In Kelsterbach and its surroundings you will find a large number of museums, such as the Museum of History, the Museum of History and Culture, the Museum of Nature and Science, the Museum of Technology, art museums, museums for children and local museums.
Kelsterbach’s surroundings are famous for their recreational areas, such as the bathing lake Walldorf, the forest lake Langenauer Waldsee, the forest lake Raunheim Waldsee, the forest swimming pool Rebstockbad and the indoor swimming pool Rebot.
Tourists and business travellers will enjoy the forest lakes while sport lovers will have fun at the lake areas, where it is allowed to do aquatic sports.
Kelsterbach is surrounded by many forests and numerous conservation areas, which invite the tourists to go hiking or on a biking tour. Kelsterbach’s conservation areas are: Berger Hang, Enkheimer Ried, Harkeimer Ried, Mühlbachtal, Riedwiesen, Schwanheimer Düne and Seckbacher Ried.