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"Comical Art (2): "Struwwelpeter" tree" Top 5 Page for this destination Frankfurt am Main Off The Beaten Path Tip by MichaelFalk1969

Frankfurt am Main Off The Beaten Path: 148 reviews and 217 photos

  "Struwwelpeter" willow
by MichaelFalk1969

The "Struwwelpeter" is a famous old children`s book named after the protagonist, an unruly boy with a bizarre haircut. The late artist F.K. Waechter has decorated a willow tree in the Schwanheim meadows with a pair of eyes (that glow in the dusk) and named him "Struwwelpeter" - very fitting, as the willow twigs resemble the afro-style haircut of the literary "Struwwelpeter". My first thought was that this tree looks just like an Ent in the "Lord of the Rings" movie.

How to get there: Drive direction Höchst/Schwanheim, then Schwanheim - Rheinlandstrasse. Drive along the Rheinlandstrasse past the small train station and then turn left. Park the car here. Go ca. 100 metres along the wood path parallel to the street past a childrens playground until you see an open meadow. Turn right on the hiking/cycling path and walk ca. 10 minutes until you see the tree on the righthand side (t-junction). A nice hiking path, by the way!

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  • Updated Oct 29, 2007
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