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Frankfurt: Urban Adventure Game

1. 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. You will need a clever team of 2 to 6 people, a charged smartphone with approximately 100 MB of mobile internet, a pen, and the game map, which you will need to print out or collect beforehand. Once you have everything together you are ready for the adventure and can start to play whenever you like. Complete the game in 2-3 hours, or take breaks for coffee, lunch, or shopping.

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

2. 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: 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 Stories Walking Tour in German

4. Frankfurt: Old Town Horror Stories Walking Tour in German

See the landmarks of Frankfurt's Old Town in a new light, by learning the dark stories of the city's past on a horrifying walking tour. Step into the mysterious world of ghouls as you walk around iconic locations while taking part in an immersive play. Meet a professional actor outside of St Paul's Church and dive deep into the fascinating Old Town as you hear tales of evil demons. Walk in the direction of Römerberg, pass by the Nikolaikirche, Schirn Art Gallery, and the Cathedral, and reach the banks of the Main River. Be spooked as you hear about the mystifying creatures made famous in Europe through the stories of German writer E.T.A. Hoffmann and American writer H.P. Lovecraft. Experience a thrilling ghoul-themed play all around the Old Town, becoming one of the story's characters.

Frankfurt: "The Sandman" Nightmarish Walking Tour

5. Frankfurt: "The Sandman" Nightmarish Walking Tour

Experience the scary side of Frankfurt, Germany, on a guided walking tour that pays homage to E. T. A. Hoffmann’s short story, “The Sandman.” Visit some of Frankfurt’s top attractions while learning about the city’s history from your guide.  Your nightmarish journey starts at Frankfurt’s cathedral. There, meet your guide, a man in eye-catching clothing. Head out to visit some of the top attractions of the city. Stop at Rotes Haus, the Saalhof, the Eiserner Steg footbridge, and finally at the Mainkai with a view of the museum banks (Museumsufer).

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

6. 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: Old Town Wonders Exploration Game

7. 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: Private Walking Tour with Relaxing Cruise

8. 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: Private City Center Sightseeing Walking Tour

9. Frankfurt: Private City Center Sightseeing Walking Tour

Enjoy a guided walking tour of central Frankfurt, home to Germany’s only high-rise skyline. Find out about the German capital of finance and see top sights like Römerberg Square, St. Paul’s Church, and the birthplace of the writer Goethe. Meet your local guide at Frankfurt's main train station and begin your walking tour. Stroll past the highest building in the city at Commerzbank Tower which contrasts with the imposing 95-meter-tall Frankfurt Cathedral. Admire the Cathedral's Gothic Imperial architecture before crossing the 19th-century iron Eiserner Steg footbridge. Gaze out over the Main River, the high-rise skyline, and the museum embankment as you cross the bridge. Pass by the medieval Town Hall which lies on the picturesque Römerberg Square. Walk by the the Kaiserdom (Imperial Cathedral) and Paulskirche (St. Paul’s Church). Hear about how Paulskirche is the cradle of German democracy. Look up at the towering headquarters of many global banking players, such as Commerzbank Tower built by world-famous British architect Sir Norman Foster. View the Goethehaus, where the German classical literature genius Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born. Learn about the life and times in Frankfurt during the 18th century in Goethe's formative years. Get a glimpse of Frankfurt’s history and its development from a medieval trade center and coronation location to an international capital of finance and business.

Frankfurt City: Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Sightseeing Tour

10. Frankfurt City: Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Sightseeing Tour

Experience Frankfurt with an interactive scavenger hunt game played on your smartphone. Hunt for answers across the city from the glittering financial center to the cozy Old Sachsenhausen. Follow the trail through the old town, passing the Römer, Kaiserdom, and St. Paul's Church. Continue to the Hauptwache and marvel at the dizzying height of the Main Tower. Learn interesting facts and stories about the sights along the way. For each solved question or task, receive 10 safari points. If you need a hint to solve the question, you only get 5 safari points. At the end of the game, your safari points will be added. The higher your score, the higher your placement in the safari regional league table.

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4.3 / 5

based on 209 reviews

I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to know the spooky history of Frankfurt. The guide told everything very authentically and put a lot of effort into it. We had lots of fun! Thank you for the great tour.

A great way to explore the old city of Frankfurt, on your own or as a family or group, in 90 minutes. Also with the possibility to take a break in a cafe or at the banks of Main. I loved it.

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

Technology worked well and all the important sights were included.

Nice mix of excitement and comprehensive information!