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Frankfurt: Old Town Wonders Exploration Game and Tour

1. Frankfurt: Old Town Wonders Exploration Game and Tour

Discover Frankfurt’s fascinating history and attractions while you solve clues around the Old Town. Explore this beautiful German city by playing a quest with your friends, significant other, or family. Embark on an adventure where each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won't need a map, a GPS, or a guide. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. Book the quest and receive your access code by email that can be used in the app. The tour will take you up to two hours to complete, but there’s no time limit, so go at your own pace. You won't need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and be ready to begin the adventure. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphones. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk. Or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the other groups. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group and meet the group at the end.

Frankfurt: Urban Adventure Game

2. Frankfurt: Urban Adventure Game

Discover the city of Frankfurt with a fun and interactive game. The tour starts from a central square in the city center and will lead you past important monuments and interesting sights. All throughout the route, clues are waiting for you — puzzles, hints, and riddles.  All you need is a clever team of 2 to 6 people, a charged smartphone or tablet with approximately 100 MB of mobile internet, a pen, and the game map. This is a self-guided experience so you can start to play whenever you like. Complete the game in 2-3 hours, or take breaks for coffee, lunch, or shopping.

Frankfurt: Scary Sightseeing Tour with The Hangman

3. Frankfurt: Scary Sightseeing Tour with The Hangman

Enjoy a 1-hour walk through Frankfurt at night with a robed hangman as your guide. Follow your scary guide (if you dare) on a journey of discovery of Frankfurt's history and his bloody work. But while you listen to your guide, be aware, for he must finish his work and he has no time to waste because the devil is after him.  Start your journey into the past at the cathedral, where German kings and emperors were elected and crowned. Continue towards the bank of the Main where many culprits, mostly women, were drowned in the water. Finally, reach your final stop, the Römer, Frankfurt's famous Town Hall, where you will learn all about the Römerberg's gruesome past as the location of many medieval death penalty punishments and torture chambers.

Frankfurt: Old Town Horror-Themed Private Walking Tour

4. Frankfurt: Old Town Horror-Themed Private Walking Tour

Experience the true horror stories of Frankfurt on a guided walking tour of the city. You will see iconic places like the Frankfurt Cathedral, Römer city hall, Old St Nicholas Church, and other monuments of the old town of Frankfurt. Start your tour at Iron Footbridge, known for its marvelous city views and padlocks attached by romantic couples. You will stroll along the iconic Mainkai riverside road towards the Frankfurt Cathedral. Admire the beauty of the soaring Gothic structure accompanied by the scary, dark stories. Next, you will follow the so-called Coronation route, the footsteps of former kings and emperors from the place of their crowning at the cathedral, to see the harmonious architecture of the New Old Town. Walkthrough the narrow alleys to hear more stories about ghosts and other hunting mischiefs. You will reach the Römerberg town square, to see the Fountain of Justice, medieval Römer city hall, the Gothic-style Old St Nicholas Church, and other monuments. Your private guide will tell tragic stories from the city's past, such as the Black Death pandemic that killed 2,000 Frankfurt citizens in only 72 days of the plague. You will pass by St Paul’s Church and St Catherine's Church to see the David and Goliath Sculpture. Know the story of David’s victory over the already dead Goliath of the Bible. Lastly, you will walk to the Eschenheim Tower, a city gate that was a part of the late-medieval fortifications of Frankfurt. Throughout the tour, hear about the myths, legends, and folklore from the German Middle Ages.

Frankfurt: Skip-the-line Main Tower and Old Town Sightseeing

5. Frankfurt: Skip-the-line Main Tower and Old Town Sightseeing

Admire Frankfurt’s skyline from the observation deck of the 4th tallest skyscraper in Germany. You'll have a private guide who will point out all the important landmarks. Experience breathtaking views with live commentary on Frankfurt’s history. During the 2-hours tour, you'll see the outside of the Frankfurt Cathedral with its Gothic-style architecture and Renaissance frescoes. The guide will lead you through the charming New Old Town towards the historical Römerberg with its characteristic line of timber houses. See the iconic 15th-century Römer town hall, Old St Nicholas Church, and Fountain of Justice. You'll also pass by St Paul’s Church, which is an important memorial to the start of German democracy. The main attraction of this tour will be the Main Tower, located in the bustling banking district. Don't worry about the long waiting lines, as you will have skip-the-line tickets. Go up to the observation deck on the 55th floor to get the best views of Frankfurt’s impressive skyline. See the tallest skyscrapers in Germany, the magnificent Old Opera, the whole of Old Town with the Frankfurt Cathedral, and the Dreikönigskirche on the other side of the Main River. This is the best place to see all of Frankfurt’s highlights at once and take amazing photos. Choose the 3-hours option if you'd like to visit the inside of Frankfurt Cathedral. Discover its role as the religious counterpart of the royal palace and admire its stunning interior. Admire vaulted ceilings, intricately carved altar backdrops, statutes, paintings, and stained-glass windows.

Frankfurt: German Food & Frankfurt Old Town Private Tour

6. Frankfurt: German Food & Frankfurt Old Town Private Tour

Join a local food guide on an exclusive tour of Old Town and discover dishes, desserts, and beers that are made based on centuries-old recipes. Taste the essence of Frankfurt and see Romer, St Paul’s Church, Frankfurt Cathedral, and much more. During the 2.5-hour tour, your guide will introduce you to Heissan cuisine, which fuses North German and South German cuisine to create new original dishes dominated by a remarkably sour taste. Between sightseeing of St. Paul’s Church (Paulskirche), the adorable Gothic-style Romer city hall, and other Old Town highlights, you'll visit a traditional restaurant and pastry shop for a fun and cultural tasting experience. Among some of the local meat delicacies, you'll find Frankfurt-style German sausages, such as Frankfurter Würstchen (short Frankfurter) and Frankfurter Rindswurst (pure beef sausage). Taste a local soup like a traditional Goulash, and the delicious eggs in the Frankfurt-style green sauce. For a dessert, you must try Apfelstrudel (Apple strudel) or the famous Frankfurter Kranz, which is considered a reminiscence of Frankfurt as the coronation city of the Holy Roman emperors. A cup of tea/coffee and 1 soda drink are also included in the price. Join the 3,5-hour tour to try more delicious dishes! This option includes a visit to 2 restaurants and 1 pastry shop, meaning that you'll feast on not one but two full meals and a dessert. On the extended menu, find Kartoffelklöße (potato dumplings), Döppekuchen (fried potatoes), as well as 1 type of popular German beer. It'll be an unforgettable experience filled with lots of information about Frankfurt’s history, culture, and heritage. The 5-hour tour combines exploring Frankfurt's Old Town with an intimate food and beer tasting experience that'll make you feel as if you’re one of the locals. See sights such as Frankfurt Cathedral and the scenic Main Embankment featuring numerous museums. Your guide will invite you to 4 different venues (no pastry shop), where you'll find a variety of delicious German dishes and 8 different types of beer. Get an appreciation for the local craft beer scene that bypassed the German Beer Purity Law to create new, unique beer flavors.

Frankfurt: WWII-themed Old Town Private Tour

7. Frankfurt: WWII-themed Old Town Private Tour

Embark on an exclusive WWII-themed walking tour of Frankfurt Old Town. As an industrial capital of Nazi Germany, Frankfurt plays an important role in remembering the events of the Second World War. Discover the story of the intensive Allied bombings and the Battle of Frankfurt. Start with the iconic Frankfurt Cathedral, used by the Allied Air Forces as a reference point for the planes dropping the bombs on the city. The building also suffered severe damage, with the interiors burning out completely. Most of Frankfurt was devastated by the repeated bombardings by the Allies, with tens of thousands of explosives being dropped on the biggest medieval old town in Central Europe. Today, you can admire the city’s amazing efforts to reconstruct the historic buildings to their former glory. You'll see reconstructed timber houses at the New Old Town and the Römerberg market square, with its 15th century Römer town hall, the Old St Nicholas Church, and the Fountain of Justice. Walk past the reconstructed St Paul’s Church, a memorial to German democracy, and the IG Farben Building. Throughout the tour, your guide will provide the most informative commentary on Frankfurt’s important WWII events, places, and people, such as the Adlerwerke "Katzbach" concentration camp.

Frankfurt: Skip-the-line Städel Museum with Guided City Tour

8. Frankfurt: Skip-the-line Städel Museum with Guided City Tour

Discover Frankfurt's finest art museum, the Städel Museum, with skip-the-line entry. Learn all about the art history of one of the oldest museums in the city, and immerse yourself in the stunning collection. Afterward, take a guided walk through the Old Town and stroll along the Main River. Meet your guide at the entrance to the Stadel Museum, and skip-the-line to the museum embankment. Founded in 1817, it is one of the oldest museums in the entire city and hosts one of the largest art history collections in all of Germany. Walk through the museum, seeing over 3000 paintings, 600 cultures, and 4500 photographs. Experience displays of modern and classic European art, from seven centuries. Travel through time from the early 14th-century, to the Late Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and then into the Modern periods. Find works by French impressionist painters, like Claude Monet, Cubist master, Pablo Picasso, and contemporary artist, Francis Bacon. Admire the painting of portraits, life in nature, religious events, history, natural phenomena, and other thought-provoking themes of humanity. Listen to your guide's expert commentary, ask as many questions as you want, and dig deeper into the artistic masterpieces. Take the extra option to then embark on a sightseeing tour of the Frankfurt Old Town. Stroll the museum embankment, along the Main River. Cross the Iron Footbridge, with its padlocks placed there by romantic couples. Discover the market square and many other important sites.

Frankfurt: Churches & Old Town Guided Walking Tour

9. Frankfurt: Churches & Old Town Guided Walking Tour

Take a walk through the charming streets of Frankfurt's Old Town to some of the city's most important churches. Uncover Germany's unique history and culture through their incredible architecture and hidden artistic gems. Meet your guide at the Römerberg market square, lined with characteristic timber houses and iconic 15th-century town hall. Here, you'll visit the small, Gothic-style Old St Nicholas Church with its authentic medieval religious ornaments, grand organ, and stained-glass windows. Next, you'll enter the famous St Paul’s Church, where you'll find a fascinating exhibition showcasing the events leading up to Germany's parliament formation in 1848. Your guide will explain the political significance of this place, including the Unity Monument (Einheitsdenkmal) just outside. At St Catherine's, you'll enjoy a cultural fix while admiring the beautifully restored Baroque-style exterior, the high wooden ceiling inside, and gallery of late-Gothic artworks. The church's 17 stained glass windows, created by famous artist Charles Crodel, make for stunning social media photos. Stroll through the Old Town, following the so-called “Coronation Route” to the Frankfurt Cathedral. Learn about the church's important role in Frankfurt's history as the religious counterpart to the royal palace. Enjoy soaring views of the city from the cathedral's tower. The famous Mainkai road will lead you across the Main River over the iconic Iron Footbridge, where you can attach a padlock if you're feeling romantic. Your guided tour will end at the Dreikönigskirche, also known as the Church of the Three Kings. This late 19th-century Protestant church, with its dramatic neo-Gothic architecture, survived two world wars and is an important landmark over the Main River.

Frankfurt: Tour of Goethe House and Goethe's Old Town Trail

10. Frankfurt: Tour of Goethe House and Goethe's Old Town Trail

Discover the greatest German literary figure of the modern era, Jonathan Wolfgang Goethe, on a guided walking tour of the Geothe House and the Old Town Trail. Learn the true story of the writer's life by walking through his birthplace, Frankfurt. Meet your guide at the Frankfurt Cathedral, where young Goethe witnessed the preparations for the coronation ceremonies of German kings and emperors. Walk the charming Old Town streets and find yourself in Romerberg market square. Hear all about Geothe's adventures in the city as you make stops at the Gerbermyhle, Wilemer Hours, and the Old Town of Frankfurt-Hochst. Notably, the Statue of Goethe is a special monument to admire. After taking in his memorial, visit his childhood home where he created many of his impressive early works, including Gotz von Berlichingen, the original version of Faust, and The Sorrows of Young Werther. The house now works as a museum, paying homage to his life and works, with permanent exhibitions on the life of the entire family. Inside, find treasures such as a rare, 1745, pyramid piano, his famous puppet theatre, and writing room. Explore the extensive collection of 18th and 19th-century paintings, drawings, and busts that illustrate Goethe's many relationships, acquaintances, and life stages. Listen as your guide accounts a detailed overview of his life's literary, political, and scientific works.

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What people are saying about Frankfurt Cathedral

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We got the map from the store mentioned in the instructions. It took us a while to figure out the start and first code. After that it was a bit easier. We had lots of fun.

Mam needs a bit to get in, but then it's pretty entertaining and you see something of the city :) I can only recommend it

Great experience, interesting information with exciting puzzles. My teenage daughter really liked it, had a lot of fun.

Except for the initial registration and installing apps, and the initial English instructions, it was great overall.

Since we regularly play Exit with friends, it was a nice change from being able to visit a city