The history of the Unterschweinstiege

    15th century
    In Frankfurt's city forest pigs are fattened. At night they are put away in so called pens, that are called "stige" or "stic" in Middle German. This term later on is developed into the word "Stiege".

    The building of a stable pig barn is decided and put into place within the same year.

    The opening of the trail from Sachsenhausen to Schwanheim becomes a major milestone for the Unterschweinstiege and let it turn into a popular tourist attraction.

    The enterprise at the Unterschweinstiege is leased. As it becomes clear that due to deficiencies the rent cannot be generated, the barn is converted in to a taproom.

    The Steigenberger Airport Hotel Frankfurt is opened as well as the "Waldrestaurant Unterschweinstiege".