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1. Hölderlin Path sign at the railroad station "Frankfurter Berg" on the suburban train line S6 (which goes to Friedberg, not Bad Homburg).
2. The official Hölderlin Path crosses the railroad tracks through this ugly underpass, but as a cyclist I take the nearby road bridge which is only a slight detour.
When Friedrich Hölderlin took his frequent walks from Bad Homburg to Frankfurt and back in the years 1798 to 1800 he of course didn't have to worry about where and how to cross the railroad tracks, because they didn't exist yet.
The Main-Weser railroad line from Frankfurt to Friedberg was built starting in 1846 and went into operation in 1850. It is now used by the suburban train line S6, which stops here at the station "Frankfurter Berg", and also by regional trains (which do not stop here) from Frankfurt to Friedberg, Gießen, Marburg and Kassel, among other places.
Every two hours there is also a white InterCity train on this route, a successor to the now discontinued but formerly very popular InterRegio trains that used to run here regularly.
Occasionally you can also see an InterCityExpress (ICE) train on these tracks, but only if their normal route via Fulda and the Kinzig Valley is blocked for some reason.
Directions: GPS 50°10'10.91" North; 8°40'31.14" East
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