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Römer, Frankfurt: Our most recommended tours and activities

Frankfurt: Hop-on Hop-off Day Skyline or Express City Tour

1. Frankfurt: Hop-on Hop-off Day Skyline or Express City Tour

Enjoy a sightseeing tour through Frankfurt aboard a comfortable double-decker bus. When the weather's good, the roof of the bus stays open, letting you take in a clear view of the most beautiful buildings and parks in the city. Get to know this bustling metropolis in a whole new way as you listen to commentary in 10 languages. Hop on or off the buses as often as you like at any of the stops along the route, sprinkled throughout the city's most interesting areas. Learn about Frankfurt's main attractions while on the bus, or explore the city's beautiful sights at your own pace. Take a trip through the bustling city center (Express City Tour) or along Frankfurt's famous skyline (Skyline Tour), both available for one just one price. Stops: Paulskirche - Römer - Goethe-Haus - Main Tower - Alte Oper - Palmengarten - Senkenbergmuseum - Messe - Hauptbahnhof - Museumsufer - Eisener Steg - Alt Sachsenhausen - Untermainkai - Mainkai - Zoo Frankfurt - Hauptwache. You can get on or off at any of the 16 stops as many times as you please with the 24 hour hop-on hop-off ticket.

Frankfurt: Scary Sightseeing Tour with The Hangman

2. Frankfurt: Scary Sightseeing Tour with The Hangman

Enjoy a 1-hour walk through Frankfurt at night with a robed hangman as your guide. Follow your scary guide (if you dare) on a journey of discovery of Frankfurt's history and his bloody work. But while you listen to your guide, be aware, for he must finish his work and he has no time to waste because the devil is after him.  Start your journey into the past at the cathedral, where German kings and emperors were elected and crowned. Continue towards the bank of the Main where many culprits, mostly women, were drowned in the water. Finally, reach your final stop, the Römer, Frankfurt's famous Town Hall, where you will learn all about the Römerberg's gruesome past as the location of many medieval death penalty punishments and torture chambers.

Frankfurt: Shared or Private Walking Tour

3. Frankfurt: Shared or Private Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Frankfurt with a local guide on a 1.5-hour walking tour that lets you compare the historic monuments with some of the skyscrapers of the modern era. Meet your guide at the iconic Justitia-Brunnen statue and make your way to your first stop, the iron footbridge of the Eiserner Steg, built in 1868. As you stroll, learn how many of the grand buildings were destroyed during World War II, and hear about the major renovation of 2008-9. See the historic Römer and Paulskirche, where the 1st German national assembly took place. You will explore the latest project of the city of Frankfurt, the new old town (Neue Altstadt). Along the way, get useful information about every attraction.

Frankfurt Outdoor Escape Game: Old Town Wonders

4. Frankfurt Outdoor Escape Game: Old Town Wonders

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: Guided Bike Tour

5. Frankfurt: Guided 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, the Old Town), 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 Liebighaus, 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. 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: A Self-Guided Audio Tour by Smartphone

6. Frankfurt: A Self-Guided Audio Tour by Smartphone

Explore the city of Frankfurt on a self-guided audio tour. You will receive the instructions on your voucher after booking. Visit the Old Town, St. Paul's Church, and more at your own pace with the help of an audio guide.  Download the app and start your near the Opera House. You will walk through the modern shopping heart of the Altstadt, discovering the stock market. Hear about the bull and bear statues and the statues at the stock exchange. Marvel at the Goethe's house, a garden, the new town, and much more along the way. You will also learn about why Hitler hated Frankfurt so much. Listen to the audio guide and know why the old Hühnermark was rebuilt and how the town hall came to be called the Römer.  You will walk through the indoor market and sample the famous fleischwurst from Schreibers or pick up other goodies from stalls. Try the Rollanderhof stall at the indoor market or, Balthasar’s Wine Bar on the Hühnermarkt for some top-quality wines. Soak in the views of the main river while listening to the story of Zeppelin wurst. During the tour, choose to pause the app at any time to take a break or spend more time seeing the sights. Delve deeper into the fascinating history of the city on this informative tour.

Frankfurt: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

7. Frankfurt: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. After downloading the app, start your tour at the imposing Old Opera House. Visit the Goethe Statue and learn about Goethe and his history in the city where he was born. Visit the Alter Markt, the most famous street in Frankfurt with its countless shops and unique aesthetics. Next, see the Imperial Cathedral of Frankfurt, famous for its tower overlooking the whole city, St.Paul's Church, Römerberg, and the Historisches Museum. Admire the Iron Bridge, known for its views of the city and romantic locks placed by couples. The icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the interpretation of the Greek phrase on the bridge, which will mark you for the rest of your life. During the tour, choose to pause the app at any time to take a break or spend some more time seeing the sights. Learn about stories and urban legends associated with the city or monuments of the city. Enjoy the tour with your friends and family and learn about the city as you wander around.

Frankfurt: Main Tower with Tickets and Guided Old Town Tour

8. Frankfurt: Main Tower with Tickets and Guided Old Town Tour

There is no better place to see Frankfurt’s panorama than from the MAIN TOWER, Germany’s 4th tallest skyscraper. You will have the best time at this observation deck with a Private Guide who will point out all the landmarks and share interesting facts about the city’s history and culture. Come and experience Frankfurt in all its glory! Book a 2-hour private tour of the MAIN TOWER with reserved entrance tickets and a Licensed Guide. Your tour will begin in the heart of Frankfurt’s booming financial center. We'll book your entrance tickets to the MAIN TOWER in advance, so you will skip the line at the ticket office. You’ll go up to the observation deck on the 55th floor to enjoy the best panoramic views of Frankfurt, featuring the historic Old Town with Frankfurt Cathedral, modern skyscrapers, the Old Opera, and the Dreikönigskirche on the other side of the Main River. This is the best place to see all the highlights at once and to take amazing photos. After visiting the MAIN TOWER you will also venture out into the Old Town to see the Old Town Hall, Alte Nikolaikirche, and the reconstructed timber houses lining the cobbled Römerberg up close. Book an extended 3-hour private tour to see more highlights of the Old Town and visit the MAIN TOWER and the Frankfurt Cathedral. On this walking tour you will dive deeper into Frankfurt’s history and follow the Royal Route through the New Old Town to the Imperial Cathedral of Saint Bartholomew. Come and admire the Cathedral’s Gothic interior with vaulted ceilings, intricately carved altar backdrops, statutes, painting and stained-glass windows. You will discover its important role as the religious counterpart of the royal palace and its intimate connection to Frankfurt.

Frankfurt: Highlights + the New Old Town English Guided Walk

9. Frankfurt: Highlights + the New Old Town English Guided Walk

Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the quarter’s winding laneways and experience the past and the present of Frankfurt's new old town. With its recent reconstruction, Frankfurt has managed to bring part of its colourful history back to life. Meet up with your English-speaking city guide and other participants at Römerberg. There, in front of the "Römer", Frankfurt's city hall, you will begin a walk through the new Old Town, a unique district of Frankfurt! In addition, more highlights such as the Cathedral, St. Paul's Church, Eiserner Steg (footbridge) and Museum Embankment with views of the Frankfurt skyline await you during the tour.

Frankfurt City: Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Sightseeing Tour

10. Frankfurt City: Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Sightseeing Tour

Experience Frankfurt with an interactive scavenger hunt game played on your smartphone. Hunt for answers across the city from the glittering financial center to the cozy Old Sachsenhausen. Follow the trail through the old town, passing the Römer, Kaiserdom, and St. Paul's Church. Continue to the Hauptwache and marvel at the dizzying height of the Main Tower. Learn interesting facts and stories about the sights along the way. For each solved question or task, receive 10 safari points. If you need a hint to solve the question, you only get 5 safari points. At the end of the game, your safari points will be added. The higher your score, the higher your placement in the safari regional league table.

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4.1 / 5

based on 1,230 reviews

The bus was clean. Driver was friendly. BUT...the person verifying our voucher was horrible!! The way she spoke was very rude and unfriendly. She didn't want to give us 3 maps even when we told her we paid for 3 tickets. In short, she does not represent your company well. Unfortunately, I didn't get her name but we ride the 11:00 bus at the Dom.

We took part in a city tour with the Hanker via Get your Guide. The tour was really impressive and informative. We learned a lot about Frankfurt and were able to be frightened. The guide was very authentic and friendly. We would be happy to take part in one of his tours again and can only recommend booking one.

Tour was very well organized despite the cold and the Christmas market. The only wish would have been to go into more historical detail than occasionally advertise Frankfurt's festivals - but that's probably a matter of taste :) otherwise completely satisfied! Thanks

It was fun, comfortable and safe. The only issue is that, sometimes, the audio guides info does not quite match the location of the bus, and I end up looking around wondering where to look and what the audio guide was talking about.

We were out with the work team and had over an hour of good fun around the Römer in FFM. The guide did a great job in his role and combined spooky elements with information about “the old days”. Great performance!