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Frankfurt: 2-Hour Green Segway Tour

1. Frankfurt: 2-Hour Green Segway Tour

Jump on a Segway and explore Frankfurt in an effortless and comfortable way. Discover the city far away from the famous skyline and visit the greenbelt that runs through the city like a lifeline. With the Segway you can easily make your way around the city and experience a new perspective. Admire the forest, meadows, rolling hills, gardens, parks, streams, and ponds, whose flora and fauna will enchant you. See Frankfurt-Höchst and its picturesque old town with impressive buildings. Explore the old town with Schlossplatz and the Bolongaropalast before crossing the Main river with the ferry. Here you can see one of the last inland dunes.

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

3. 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: WWII-themed Old Town Private Tour

4. Frankfurt: WWII-themed Old Town Private Tour

Embark on an exclusive WWII-themed walking tour of Frankfurt Old Town. As an industrial capital of Nazi Germany, Frankfurt plays an important role in remembering the events of the Second World War. Discover the story of the intensive Allied bombings and the Battle of Frankfurt. Start with the iconic Frankfurt Cathedral, used by the Allied Air Forces as a reference point for the planes dropping the bombs on the city. The building also suffered severe damage, with the interiors burning out completely. Most of Frankfurt was devastated by the repeated bombardings by the Allies, with tens of thousands of explosives being dropped on the biggest medieval old town in Central Europe. Today, you can admire the city’s amazing efforts to reconstruct the historic buildings to their former glory. You'll see reconstructed timber houses at the New Old Town and the Römerberg market square, with its 15th century Römer town hall, the Old St Nicholas Church, and the Fountain of Justice. Walk past the reconstructed St Paul’s Church, a memorial to German democracy, and the IG Farben Building. Throughout the tour, your guide will provide the most informative commentary on Frankfurt’s important WWII events, places, and people, such as the Adlerwerke "Katzbach" concentration camp.

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

5. 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: Wine Bar Guided Walking Tour with Tastings

6. Frankfurt: Wine Bar Guided Walking Tour with Tastings

Discover the wines from the Rheinhessen wine region in Germany on this guided walking tour to two wine bars in Frankfurt's charming Old Town. Awaken your inner wine connoisseur as you try a variety of locally produced wines in a great atmosphere. Have the option to choose between a tour to 2 wine bars with 4 wine tastings, or pick a tour that includes a walking tour of the highlights in the Old Town, as well as 5 local wines at two wine bars paired with appetizers. Follow your guide on a journey through the long winemaking history of the region. Hear about what variety of grapes are cultivated in the local vineyards and what styles of wine are produced. Learn how to read German wine labels. With the first tour, sip on 4 types of wine that your guide will pick for you based on their experience and your personal preferences. Each of the served wines will be thoroughly explained in terms of their origins and characteristics. Engage all of your senses during the tasting. During the second tour, head to Frankfurt’s Old Town to uncover local history, culture and heritage. See highlights such as St. Paul’s Church (Paulskirche), the iconic Gothic-style Romer, and the Market Square. Stop in at 2 wine bars for a tasting of 5 different wines with paired appetizers like regional cheese delicacies.

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

7. 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 New Old Town Frankfurt

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 357 reviews

We got Herbie who was a big help in learning how to use the segways especially since one of us needed some extra attention after we started with the tour. Some difficulty in communication as we did not speak German and he wasn't too fluent in English. Still could make do just fine though. All in all, a pretty good experience.

Very nice entertaining bike tour. Our guide Marvin was just great and his enthusiasm for Frankfurt, especially the architecture, was very contagious. I can fully recommend this tour :-)

Again and again!!!! It was really nice. This trip was a surprise to my husband and he also thinks it was great LG Joanna and Adam

Everything went well, on time and very informative, super nice guide. Female unfortunately forgot the name

It was a lot of fun, despite the bad weather! Nice tour!