Water activity

Frankfurt: River Main Sightseeing Cruise with Commentary

Activity provider: Primus-Linie
Water activity

Frankfurt: River Main Sightseeing Cruise with Commentary

Activity provider: Primus-Linie
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From US$ 14.66 per person

Likely to sell out

Cruise the River Main in Frankfurt for views of the city’s skyline. See sights like the pubs of Sachsenhausen and the European Central Bank. Jump off at Gerbermühle and learn about the poet Goethe.

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Duration 50 - 100 minutes
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English, German
Audio guide included
English, German


  • Cruise the River Main and see Frankfurt's towering skyline from the water
  • Sail upstream or downstream, passing historic neighborhoods, museums and riverside pubs
  • Admire the historic Sachsenhausen district, one of the city's oldest and largest neighborhoods
  • Get panoramic views of Frankfurt’s Financial Center
  • Stop off at the renovated Gerbermühle and learn about Goethe
Full description

The 50- or 100-minutes boat trips depart from Eiserner Steg. The boat leaves every hour. You have can choose between either 50/100 minutes downstream or 50/100 minutes upstream. Sailing towards Griesheim, see the urban areas of Frankfurt towards the Western harbor. Here you have a wonderful view of the skyscrapers of Frankfurts Financial Center or you can enjoy the museums along the embankment, for example the Städel. The ship will turn around before the Griesheim lock. At 12h00 the tour will take you upstream. Sail past the beautiful embankments of the river main towards the Eastern harbor of the city. You can see the district Sachsenhausen and its museum embankment. You will have the chance to get off at "Gerbermühle", a historic landmark to Frankfurt's poet Goethe. All tours are accompanied by commentaries in English and German.

  • Cruise fare
  • Audio tour explanations
  • Food and drink

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Meeting point

Meet at the Primus-Linie Tickets office. The cruise departs from landing stage Eiserner Steg.

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  • Boats leave every hour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 1229 reviews

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A very enjoyable trip up and down the river, with the lovely sunny weather it made for a very relaxing 2 hours. Plenty of room on the boat, good food and friendly crew. Great views of the Frankfurt skyline with good commentary in English and German. We'll worth taking this trip.

March 23, 2023

We had beautiful weather! It was a nice introduction to Frankfurt and an easy tour to do on our first day of arrival after a 10 hour flight. We also enjoyed an Apple Cider and beer. Would be more enjoyable if it wasn’t just a recording that was also off slightly compared to the location of the vessel on the river.

March 23, 2023

We took the 100 minute tour. It was a wonderfully warm day. The tour includes an audio overhead guide in both English and German. There was a choice of sitting in the outdoor deck (few shaded spaces) or in the inside with air conditioning. There were two service areas that offered a menu of drinks and desserts.

March 23, 2023

Product ID: 34066