St. Paul's Church, Frankfurt

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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: 3-Hour Bike Tour

2. Frankfurt: 3-Hour 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: Shared or Private Walking Tour

3. 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.

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

4. 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: Old Town Wonders Exploration Game and Tour

5. 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

6. 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: Old Town Horror-Themed Private Walking Tour

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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: Private Guided Walking Tour and Cruise

10. Frankfurt: Private Guided Walking Tour and Cruise

Discover Frankfurt’s most interesting landmarks and learn all about the city’s history and culture with the help of a local guide. Add a touch of adventure to sightseeing by joining a cruise to see the city’s impressive skyline from the Main River. Choose between a 3- or a 4-hour tour. Start your tour at St Paul’s Church, an important memorial to the start of German democracy. Listen as your guide provides interesting commentary on German history as you pass Goethe House and the Gutenberg Monument commemorating the Printing Revolution in Europe. Stroll through Frankfurt’s banking district and marvel at the modern office towers, such as the Commerzbank Tower, Tanustrum, Eurotower and Main Tower. See the historical Römerberg with its characteristic line of timber houses, the iconic 15th century Römer town hall, and the Fountain of Justice. 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 Gothic structure plays an important role in the general history of Frankfurt as the religious counterpart of the royal palace. Next, join a cruise along the Main River. Choose to go upriver and see landmarks such as the Dreikönigskirche, Main Plaza, Literature House, the Ruhrort Wharf and the Gerbermühle. Choose to go downriver and see Städel Museum, Commerzbank and University Hospital. Listen to an audio guide. Opt for a longer, 4-hour tour and get to know Frankfurt even better. Take advantage of the opportunity to additionally visit the Goethe Statue on the Goetheplatz, the Old Opera concert hall on the Opernplatz, as well as walk through Goethestrasse, a high-end shopping street.

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What people are saying about St. Paul's Church, Frankfurt

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 704 reviews

The experience was excellent. The tour was in my language. The driver was really nice and informative very helpful. I recommended this hop on hop off bus to anyone that wants to discover all the beauty of Frankfurt without the hassle of driving around.

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.

Explanation and points of interest were easy to follow.