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Frankfurt: TimeRide VR Time Travel Experience Ticket

1. Frankfurt: TimeRide VR Time Travel Experience Ticket

Travel back in time to the vibrant, everyday life of Frankfurt in the 19th century. Use virtual reality to adopt the role of a venerable merchant, just as if you had been there yourself. During your time-traveling experience, you will accompany the fictitious businessman, Theodor Riedel, through Frankfurt’s history at three exciting stops.  Start at the grocery store and learn about the trading city during the colonial period. Immerse yourself in the store's hustle and bustle, learn about the fragrant spices and exotic goods, and admire the shop's interior. Then, make a virtual visit to a private library. Learn about the ideas and ideals of the local citizens in the setting of a family's study.  Finally, take the virtual reality carriage ride, the highlight of your journey back in time to 1891. Board the carriage with Theodor Riedel and experience the charm of the flourishing trading city. With your VR headset, enjoy a 360° panoramic view of medieval half-timbered buildings and sublime Wilhelminian-style architecture. Along your virtual journey, you will also accompany Theodor on his own personal day of fate: find out if he can save the family’s legacy or if he will lose everything. Whether ruin or triumph, uncover the answer on your journey through time.

Frankfurt: German Food & Frankfurt Old Town Private Tour

2. 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 Airport: Fraport Visitor Center Entry Ticket

3. Frankfurt Airport: Fraport Visitor Center Entry Ticket

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 1,300 square meters, 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.

Griesheim: Maxiland Indoor Playground Ticket with Game Chips

4. Griesheim: Maxiland Indoor Playground Ticket with Game Chips

Spend a fun-filled day at the Maxiland Indoor Playground in Darmstadt-Griesheim with this attraction ticket. Get two game chips to use at indoor park games. Please your family with exciting activities like slides, climbing frames, e-carts, and a spider tower.  Delight your family with ticket options for 1 adult and 1 child, 2 adults and 1 child, 1 adult and 2 children, or 2 adults and 2 children. All tickets come with complimentary game chips to use at the games inside.  Have activities that appeal to children aged 0-14. Play and learn with attractions that strengthen endurance, coordination, motor skills. Encourage adventure in your children and individual strength.  Partake in safe activities like a small children's area, trampoline, rodeo bull, table football, e-carts, bumper cars, and slides. Let the kids tire themselves out on climbing frames, bouncy castles, a wobbly mountain, a spider tower, a roller slide, and a climbing bridge.  Take a break in the chill lounge (quiet zone). Parents can kick back in a cozy lounge or purchase a delicious snack while the kids play.

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

5. 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.

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What people are saying about Hessen

The staff is very friendly and the visitor center itself is very educational and informative. It offers many interesting and diverse media opportunities to get to know the processes at the airport (VR, interactive collaboration, etc.). The staff at the visitor center are very competent and are always available to answer any questions.

An exciting journey into the past. We were able to take a lot of nice impressions from the time.

A fantastic experience! I would recommend it to anyone who wants to visit Frankfurt am Main.

We did the experience in English, and it was great! Good value for the money

Very attractively done and a real virtual journey into the past.