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Römer, Frankfurt

Römer, 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: Shared or Private Walking Tour

2. Frankfurt: Shared or Private Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Frankfurt with a local guide on a 1.5-hour walking tour that lets you compare the historic monuments with some of the skyscrapers of the modern era. Meet your guide at the iconic Justitia-Brunnen statue and make your way to your first stop, the iron footbridge of the Eiserner Steg, built in 1868. As you stroll, learn how many of the grand buildings were destroyed during World War II, and hear about the major renovation of 2008-9. See the historic Römer and Paulskirche, where the 1st German national assembly took place. You will explore the latest project of the city of Frankfurt, the new old town (Neue Altstadt). Along the way, get useful information about every attraction.

Frankfurt: Skip-the-Line Main Tower & Old Town Private Tour

3. Frankfurt: Skip-the-Line Main Tower & Old Town Private Tour

There is no better way to admire Frankfurt’s skyline than from the observation deck of the 4th tallest skyscraper in Germany. You will have the best time with a Private Guide who will point out all the important landmarks. Enjoy the breathtaking views with live commentary on Frankfurt’s history. During the 2-hours tour, you will 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, the iconic 15th century Römer town hall, Old St Nicholas Church and Fountain of Justice. You will 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. We provide skip-the-line tickets to give you a better experience. Visit the observation deck on the 55th floor to get the best views of Frankfurt’s impressive skyline. You will 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. You will discover its important role as the religious counterpart of the royal palace and admire its stunning interior. There are vaulted ceilings, intricately carved altar backdrops, statutes, painting and stained-glass windows.

Frankfurt: Hotrod Sightseeing Tour

4. Frankfurt: Hotrod Sightseeing Tour

Climb aboard a hotrod vehicle and start your engine. Begin at the Hanauer Landstrasse and drive straight to the industrial port of Frankfurt. Take in the spectacular views of the Frankfurt skyline known as Mainhattan. Next, drive along the Mainufer river and pass by numerous museums. Continue on to Sachsenhausen before you drive over the Friedensbrücke bridge to reach the famous financial district. Finally, drive through the Gallusviertel and make a short photo stop at Frankfurt's number one hotspot, the Römer.

Frankfurt: Scary Sightseeing Tour with The Hangman

5. 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.

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

6. 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: Guided Bike Tour

7. Frankfurt: Guided Bike Tour

This bike tour is ideal for both Frankfurt old-timers and new visitors to the city. The tour offers the perfect mix of famous landmarks (the Römer, European Central Bank, the Goethe House, etc.), and insider tips. Your qualified tour guide will show you the most beautiful sides of Frankfurt. Your tour begins in the heart of Sachsenhausen, one of the most popular districts in the city. Numerous old buildings from the Gründerzeit period give the neighborhood its flair, as well as numerous trendy bars, cozy cafes, and a wide selection of restaurants and traditional cider taverns. Here traditional food is served in a rustic setting together with cider. Sachsenhausen was dominated by orchards up until the 19th century and apple cider was produced here. Cycle through small streets and the painters’ quarter to the southern banks of the Main River with the famous Museum Embankment. Here you will find the Städel Museum with the spectacular extension and the renowned exhibitions, the Liebieghaus, and the Museum of Applied Art. Cross over the Holbeinsteg bridge to the other side of the Main River and ride through Frankfurt’s old town. The Römer overlooks the old royal road leading to the Frankfurt Cathedral (which isn’t actually a cathedral) and the beautiful half-timbered buildings. St. Paul’s Church, the cradle of German democracy, is located only a few meters away. You will then ride along the Großer Hirschgraben to Goethe’s family residence. The famous writer was born here and spent his youth here. He impressively described this time in his autobiography Poetry and Truth. The green Alleenring was built on the former medieval line of defense in the 20th century. Cycle through the heart of the city on traffic-free roads to the new and old opera houses, and admire the impressive cityscape with its high-rise towers. A detour takes you to the old stock exchange with the popular motif of the bull and bear. Back on the Alleenring, you will cycle east of the city and return to the Main River. The new landmark of the city will then be located directly in front of you. The new tower of the European Central Bank (ECB) is the impressive counterpoint to the high-rise buildings located on the west side. One of the most popular bars in the city is situated right by the water, at the foot of the former wholesale market hall, which is now part of the ECB. The Oosten bar has a great terrace overlooking the city. Ride across the much acclaimed new bridge from the East Harbor back to the southern banks of the Main River, and make another detour to the Gerbermühle building. It was the former summer resort of the Willemer banking family. Goethe socialized here in 1814-1815 and was inspired by the daughter of the house in some of his works. The Gerbermühle building is now home to a popular restaurant. You will then cycle a few meters back to the starting point in Sachsenhausen, where the tour ends. At the end of the tour your tour guide will show you the traditional cider taverns in Frankfurt. The bike route takes you along quiet, traffic-free cycle paths and roads. Your tour guide will provide detailed information on the sights during regular stops along the way.

Frankfurt: Old Town Wonders Exploration Game

8. Frankfurt: Old Town Wonders Exploration Game

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: Wine Bar Guided Walking Tour with Tastings

9. Frankfurt: Wine Bar Guided Walking Tour with Tastings

"Frankfurt is a modern city with a long history and traditions, and the same can be said for its wine scene. Find out why Frankfurt is a great destination for wine lovers, learn about wine production and taste original wines from the Rheinhessen wine region in Germany, which is a member of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network. Enjoy a variety of locally produced wines! The 2-hour option includes a private tasting of 4 German wines at 2 wine bars in Frankfurt. Your wine-loving Private Guide will take you on a journey through over 1,000 years of winemaking in this region, explaining what varieties of grapes are grown in local vineyards and what styles of wine are produced. The guide will select 4 different wines for you to try, including red and white, based on their recommendations and your individual preferences. You will learn how to assess wine qualities with all of your senses, comparing the unique flavors and aromas. You will also learn how to read German wine labels to understand what wine you are getting so you can go shopping for souvenirs afterwards. Choose the 3-hour to taste more wine and discover the highlights of Frankfurt on a walking tour of the Old Town. See St. Paul’s Church (Paulskirche), the iconic Gothic-style Romer, the medieval market square, and more.You will visit 2 wine bars and enjoy a premium tasting of 5 different wines paired with traditional German appetizers, such as regional cheeses. "

Frankfurt: German Food & Frankfurt Old Town Private Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Römer, Frankfurt

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4.1 / 5

based on 1,230 reviews

My tour guide was very knowledgeable about the city of Frankfurt and the food. It was a very pleasant experience, the food very tasty, and the pace non stressful. I did the tour with 2 stops for food. It was a lot to eat in a short period of time, basically 2 full meals in 3 hours. Also the price was a bit excessive even with the food and the time spent with my guide. My excellent review rating is for the quality of the food and tour experience.

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!

You learn a lot about the well-known and lesser-known places and have a pleasant physical strain.