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Frankfurt: Old Town Wonders Exploration Game

1. Frankfurt: Old Town Wonders Exploration Game

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

2. 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: Private Guided Walking Tour and Cruise

3. 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: Skip-the-Line Main Tower & Old Town Private Tour

4. Frankfurt: Skip-the-Line Main Tower & Old Town Private Tour

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: Old Town Horror-Themed Private Walking Tour

5. 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: WWII-themed Old Town Private Tour

6. 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: Churches & Old Town Guided Walking Tour

7. 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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What people are saying about Old St Nicholas Church

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 27 reviews

A very cool alternative if you want to explore the city but don't feel like a boring guided tour. My girlfriend and I had a lot of fun and we were able to discover the beautiful corners of Frankfurt in a playful way. In terms of price, it is also totally okay. We recommend!

The quest was exciting and informative. What I liked most was that you can do the tasks at your own pace. That made it possible for me to have a pleasant city tour even during pregnancy. :)

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.

Except for the initial registration and installing apps, and the initial English instructions, it was great overall.