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Frankfurt Airport: Fraport Visitor Center

1. Frankfurt Airport: Fraport Visitor Center

Discover the interactive world of experience at the Frankfurt Airport. This exhibition invites visitors of all ages experience the world of aviation. Over the span of 13,000 square feet, almost 30 innovative exhibits present intriguing insights into the behind-the-scenes world of the Frankfurt airport and aviation. Put your skills to the test virtually directing an A320neo to its parking position. Ride the virtual roller coaster through the paths of the airport's baggage conveyor system. Experience the airport's Smart Windows where your can obtain real-time information about the planes on the tarmac. Check out "The Globe" exhibition, an interactive LCD wall that shows every flight around the world in real time. Lots of unique experiences and fascinating insights into the world of aviation are ready to be uncovered at this innovative visitor center.

Frankfurt: Romantic Road & Rothenburg ob der Tauber Tour

2. Frankfurt: Romantic Road & Rothenburg ob der Tauber Tour

Embark on a day trip from Frankfurt along the Romantic Road, Germany's oldest and most loved holiday route. Travel through Würzburg into the Tauber Valley to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the epitome of German romanticism. Depart Frankfurt in the morning, start the drive through the Spessart to Würzburg. Passing the university town, the Tauber Valley will be reached. Bad Mergentheim and Markelsheim are located where three major wine-growing regions come together. Drive to the Würzburg Residence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the official starting point of the Romantic Road. Crossing the River Main, enjoy views of the Marienberg Fortress and the Käppele, the Chapel of Grace. Visit the city of Weikersheim next, where the Renaissance castle and the Baroque garden can be visited. See the historic market square, then pass Röttingen, Germany’s first European town, and Creglingen. Rothenburg ob der Tauber will be reached at lunch time. Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a must when traveling in Europe. Famous sights are the medieval town wall, the historical marketplace, the town hall, the Gothic Parish Church of St. Jakob, and the Plönlein, an area featuring a colorful timber-frame house. The tour ends round-trip back in Frankfurt.

Cologne & Limburg Full-Day Tour

3. Cologne & Limburg Full-Day Tour

Visit Cologne for a day and discover 2000 years of its history, from the Roman times through to the Middle Ages, to the bustling metropolis that exists today. This tour shows you some of the city's most ancient relics, its grand Gothic cathedral, and enduring icons of culture from across the centuries. Once you meet your group in central Frankfurt, take a ride across the countryside for your visit to Germany's fourth-largest city. A double-decker bus takes you to see the site of the Roman Praetorium and the famous Dionysus mosaic at the Romano-Germanic Museum, as well at the mighty city gates and fantastic churches that offer an insight into the former medieval city life. When you take some time out for lunch, walk through the city's central pedestrian areas to experience the lively and vibrant atmosphere that makes Cologne a hotspot of art, culture, and modern life. Take a look at the grand Cathedral of Cologne, which took more than 600 years to complete. In the afternoon, make a stop in the town of Limburg an der Lahn to see its beautiful old bridges and medieval houses before you return to Frankfurt.

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

4. 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: Private Guided Walking Tour and Cruise

5. 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.

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

6. 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.

Frankfurt: Downtown Art Galleries Guided Walking Tour

7. Frankfurt: Downtown Art Galleries Guided Walking Tour

Visit 4 to 5 art galleries in downtown Frankfurt on this intimate art gallery walking tour with a personal guide. Explore exhibits full of creative inspiration, featuring paintings, sculptures, and more. Learn about the city and the galleries you visit. Get face to face with gallery owners and see the best of Frankfurt’s art scene with entry to multiple galleries all in one tour. Discover the heart of the art world, not in museums but in the best galleries. Immerse yourself in the most exciting, wild, and avant-garde scenes of the German metropolis. Look forward to immersive encounters with art that is everything but cliché. Apart from enthusiasm and curiosity, you don't need to bring anything else with you. The chosen art galleries are exclusively selected by the editorial staff at ART magazine each month and cover everything from paintings to sculptures.

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.

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