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Old Opera House, Frankfurt: Our most recommended tours and activities

Frankfurt: Hop-on Hop-off Day Skyline or Express City Tour

1. Frankfurt: Hop-on Hop-off Day Skyline or Express City Tour

Enjoy a sightseeing tour through Frankfurt aboard a comfortable double-decker bus. When the weather's good, the roof of the bus stays open, letting you take in a clear view of the most beautiful buildings and parks in the city. Get to know this bustling metropolis in a whole new way as you listen to commentary in 10 languages. Hop on or off the buses as often as you like at any of the stops along the route, sprinkled throughout the city's most interesting areas. Learn about Frankfurt's main attractions while on the bus, or explore the city's beautiful sights at your own pace. Take a trip through the bustling city center (Express City Tour) or along Frankfurt's famous skyline (Skyline Tour), both available for one just one price. Stops: Paulskirche - Römer - Goethe-Haus - Main Tower - Alte Oper - Palmengarten - Senkenbergmuseum - Messe - Hauptbahnhof - Museumsufer - Eisener Steg - Alt Sachsenhausen - Untermainkai - Mainkai - Zoo Frankfurt - Hauptwache. You can get on or off at any of the 16 stops as many times as you please with the 1-day hop-on hop-off ticket.

Frankfurt Card: Experience Frankfurt at the Best Price

2. Frankfurt Card: Experience Frankfurt at the Best Price

Discover Frankfurt with a 1- or 2-day city card. Travel the city hassle-free with free public transportation and benefit from discounts at Frankfurt's top sights. Visit the Anne Frank Educational Centre, join a guided tour, or watch a show at Oper Frankfurt. Enjoy discounts and entry tickets to a wide range of art and cultural institutions, shows, stores, and tours: Art and Culture Museums (50% Off) • Archaeological Museum • Frankfurt Bible Experience Museum • Anne Frank Educational Centre • Museum of Comic Art • German Romanticism Museum • German Film Institute and Museum • Frankfurt Cathedral Museum • Eintracht Frankfurt Museum • EXPERIMINTA ScienceCenter • Photography Forum Frankfurt • Goethe-House • Frankfurt Arts Association • Historical Museum Frankfurt • Icon Museum • Jewish Museum • Young Museum • Frankfurt Museum of Modern Art • Museum of Applied Arts • Museum for Communication • Museum Giersch • Museum Judengasse • Porcelain Museum in Frankfurt Kronberger House • Senckenberg Museum of Natural History • Struwwelpeter Museum • Museum of World Cultures Reduced price on the spot (discount up to €2 possible) • Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung • SCHIRN KUNSTHALLE FRANKFURT • Städel Museum Stages • Old Opera House (Alte Oper) - 15% off on proprietary events • Frankfurt Opera House - 15% off, excluding premiers • Papageno Music Theater - 20% off on evening performances, excluding special events and New Year's Eve • Schauspiel Frankfurt - 15% off on single tickets (redeem at box office) • The English Theater - 25% off on single tickets Sightseeing • Guided city tour (@visitfrankfurt) - 20% off • Airport tour (for full-paying visitors) - 20% off • Blue Bus (ETS GmbH + Co KG), CityTour Frankfurt - 20% off • Red Bus (Frankfurt Sightseeing GmbH), Skyline Tour - 20% off • Primus Linie (Skyline Tour) - 20% off • KD Deutsche Rheinschifffahrt GmbH (Panoramafahrten) - 20% off • 3-hour segway tour - 20% off • TimeRide - 20% off on adult fares • Terranova & Frankfurt Bike Tour - 20% off on bike and e-bike rentals Shopping • Apfelweinkontor - 10% off on the assortment • Gallery Brücke 54 - 20% off on all purchases • Hessen Shop at Kleinmarkthalle - 10% off (books excluded) • KULTUROTHEK Frankfurtladen - 10% off on the assortment or selected items • Tourist Information Römer and Hauptbahnhof - 20% off on selected souvenirs • MyZeil: KULT - 10% off • Skyline Plaza - 10% off at all participating stores (must show card at the customer information desk on the ground floor) • Wertheim Village/The Bicester Village Shopping Collection - 10% off all participating brands (check in first at the info point) Attractions • Main Tower (visitor terrace) - 20% off • Palm Garden - 50% off • Black-Light Mini-Golf (reduction on the regular 2-for-1 entry free; redeemable daily until 6 PM) - 50% off • Zoo Frankfurt - savings of up to 16% on the day ticket • Fraport Visitor Center - 20% off adult tickets Gastronomy • FLOWDELI at the Jewish Museum - 10% off food and drinks (between 2:30 PM and 5:00 PM) • Cider gallery - 20% off entire purchase (own bottling) • Skyline Plaza - 10% off at all participating restaurants (must show card at the customer information desk on the ground floor) • Häagen-Dasz Shop Frankfurt - 20% off on all ice cream products (available at Große Bockenheimer Strasse 46, Mannheimer Strasse 2-4 (main train station), and Liebfrauenberg 39)

Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: Cathedral, Financial District & More

3. Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: Cathedral, Financial District & More

This hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour on board a double-decker bus will take you to all the most important sights of Frankfurt, like St. Bartholomew's Cathedral, site of the election and coronation rites of the Holy Roman Empire, and the Financial District, now Europe's most important banking center. Visit the historic Old Town, its famous City Hall – called Römer for its association with the Emperors – the Cathedral, the Church of St Paul, and Goethe's house. Scarcely any other German city boasts as many extraordinary contrasts as Frankfurt: the towers of the ancient city wall, dwarfed by the massive skyscrapers of the Banking Quarter – among them the second-highest one in Europe – offer just one of its stunning architectural vistas. Here you can see the European Central Bank, the old Hauptwache – headquarters of the town militia in the 18th Century – and the justly famous shopping quarter, known as "Zeil." And of course there is the Museum Riverbank, one of the most important cultural districts in Europe, containing the Old Opera House, the scene of internationally renowned premieres. On this tour you'll discover what Frankfurt has to offer. The last trip of the day starts at 17:15 and a circuit without stops takes approximately 60 minutes. Bus stops: 1. Hauptbahnhof 2. Museumsufer 3. Eiserner Steg / Sachsenhausen 4. Haus der Jugend 5. Affentorplatz / Altes Sachsenhausen 6. Berliner Straße / Paulsplatz 7. Bankenviertel 8. Opernturm 9. Palmengarten 10. Senckenbergmuseum 11. Messe Frankfurt

Frankfurt: Private Walking Tour with Relaxing Cruise

4. Frankfurt: Private Walking Tour with Relaxing Cruise

"On this tour you will discover Frankfurt’s most interesting landmarks with commentary on the city’s history and culture. Add a touch of adventure to sightseeing by joining an exclusive cruise to see the city’s impressive skyline from the Main River. The 2-hours walking tour will start at St Paul’s Church, which is an important memorial to the start of German democracy. Your Private Guide will provide interesting commentary on German history as you will pass the Goethe’s House and the Gutenberg Monument commemorating the Printing Revolution in Europe. You will stroll through Frankfurt banking district to enjoy the impressive modern office towers and skyscrapers, such as the Commerzbank Tower, Tanustrum, Eurotower and Main Tower. You will also see the historical Römerberg with its characteristic line of timber houses, the iconic 15th century Römer town hall, Old St Nicholas Church and Fountain of Justice. You will follow the so-called “coronation route” through the narrow streets of New Frankfurt Old Town towards the Frankfurt Cathedral. Also known as the Imperial Cathedral, this amazing Gothic structure plays an important role in the general history of Frankfurt as the religious counterpart of the royal palace. Finally, you will reach the Mainkai riverfront road and join an exclusive cruise along the Main River. You can go either downriver or upriver, depending on the time of the departure. Upriver you will see landmarks such as the Dreikönigskirche, Main Plaza, Literature House, the industrial memorial site Ruhrorter Werft - Frankfurt-Ost and the Gerbermühle. Downriver you will see Städel Museum, Commerzbank and University Hospital. The guide will not accompany you on a cruise but you will enjoy the informative audio guide. During the 3-hours tour you will get to know Frankfurt even better. You will walk past Goethe Statue on the Goetheplatz and through Goethestraße, a high-end shopping street open since 1892. You will see one of the city’s top attractions, the Old Opera on the Opernplatz. This grand 19th century concert hall is known for its beautiful Renaissance-style architecture and detail. "

Frankfurt: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

5. Frankfurt: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Listen or read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. After downloading the app, start your tour at the imposing Old Opera House. Visit the Goethe Statue and learn about Goethe and his history in the city where he was born. Visit the Alter Markt, the most famous street in Frankfurt with its countless shops and unique aesthetics. Next, see the Imperial Cathedral of Frankfurt, famous for its tower overlooking the whole city, St.Paul's Church, Römerberg, and the Historisches Museum. Admire the Iron Bridge, known for its views of the city and romantic locks placed by couples. The icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the interpretation of the Greek phrase on the bridge, which will mark you for the rest of your life. During the tour, choose to pause the app at any time to take a break or spend some more time seeing the sights. Learn about stories and urban legends associated with the city or monuments of the city. Enjoy the tour with your friends and family and learn about the city as you wander around.

Frankfurt: Private Sightseeing Tour in Retro Ape Calessino

6. Frankfurt: Private Sightseeing Tour in Retro Ape Calessino

"Sunset" We first "cruise" along the banks of the Main with a stop at the Iron Bridge, where lovers can immortalize themselves with a love lock on the railing. The "Eiserne Steg" is the pedestrian bridge, which is generally already called the bridge of love and connects the Main river banks of Frankfurt's old town and Sachsenhausen. After that we drive to a nice place to watch Sunset before we go back over the Main bridge. The view of the skyline at dusk will leave you speechless. Ape Tour "Apfelweintour" This Ape Tour is all about apples. If you think of Frankfurt, apple wine comes to mind, also called "Äppelwein, Äppelwoi" or "Äppler" for short. Since the later Middle Ages, Frankfurt has been a city of elections and coronations, with the "imperial orb" being the status symbol of a German emperor alongside the crown and scepter. The way of the emperors led from the cathedral to the Römer. With the "new" old town, this "coronation path" can be experienced again. We will end the tour on the "Lohrberg", in a way the highlight of the city in the green with a spectacular view of the skyline. Frankfurt's highest park (190 m above sea level) shows a Frankfurt as no one would suspect. Frankfurt's wine grows here, and the Main Äppel Haus is a large orchard area where you can learn all about apples. Of course, the enjoyment of a cider is not neglected :-)

Guided walk between palm trees and skyline

7. Guided walk between palm trees and skyline

Mini expedition through the Frankfurt urban jungle: Find out why Frankfurt am Main is more of a palm tree paradise and Nice is not as far away as you might think, why Empress Sissi was once stranded in Frankfurt, where the famous explorer Maria Sibylla Merian grew up and collected her first caterpillars and many more exciting anecdotes and stories from our Frankfurt experts, but also explore some of the green paths through Mainhattan. From the Römer to the Alte Oper, you will explore green oases, hidden places, unusual and surprising things, experience new perspectives, great panoramas and get to know all kinds of unexpected things about this small metropolis with a big heart - and all this in a green setting, yet right in the middle of the city.

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What people are saying about Old Opera House, Frankfurt

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Well organized and very informative. We had the last ride of the day (start 5:00 p.m.) and it took longer than planned due to traffic jams (rush hour). Please plan for this if you plan to do any activities afterwards. The friendly driver was a real artist as he confidently steered the big bus through the narrow streets with their cars parked all over the place - hats off!

Great insight! I had booked the Skyline Tour because you can drive both routes and also stop at different sights. (1 hour Express and 2 hours Skyline - it says on the front of the bus which one you are doing) The audio guide works well and everyone gets their own headphones. I can only recommend Hop on/Hop off, everyone who hasn't been to Frankfurt should do it.

I love this type of tour! The bus tour offers a great opportunity to see the whole city in just a few hours with an excellent guide in headphones. Thank you very much for an interesting tour!

Great for getting an overview and some knowledge about the city! The driver was very friendly and skilfully drove through the sometimes very narrow streets!

Easy to find 1st stop at edge of Old town city square. Lines overlap in some sections but overall good info on city.