Frankfurt Walking Tour for Non-Historians
- Guided walking tour: From the tour's start at Romer's Tourist Information location to its finale on the roof of the city's Main Tower, you'll get a real insider's look at Frankfurt.
- Romerberg sights: This tour of old town square is the historic heart of the city. See a row of half-timbered buildings that are reconstructions of the 15th- and 16th-century homes that were obliterated during World War II.
- St. Paul's Church and Frankfurt Cathedral: St. Paul's was the first building rebuilt after its destruction in WWII and now hosts cultural events. Frankfurt Cathedral is the biggest church in the city.
- Banking district: See the buildings that conduct much of the world's finances. Commerzbank is an ecological office tower and the tallest building in Europe.
About this Frankfurt Tour
Frankfurt's official name is Frankfurt am Main, with "Main" pronounced like "Mine." And its nickname is "Mainhattan," thanks to its importance when it comes to Europe's finance and business industries. The city, home to 5.5 million people, hosts not just a stock exchange and the European Central Bank's headquarters, but it also has the third-biggest airport in Europe, and is a central railroad hub as well as a top location for trade fairs.
It's easy to learn such historical facts, figures, and details about Frankfurt from books and websites. But what is it like to live here? What are the untold stories of Frankfurt? That is the point of this two-hour walking tour. Sure, you'll get to see the attractions you would see in other tours, but your guide will also give you an exclusive inside look at Frankfurt.
This is a great way to hear tales of the city of Frankfurt. Or tails of the city, such as why there are there stone cats on the roof of Frankfurt's City Hall. Here are some of the other questions you'll learn the answers to: Where did a set of falcons nest in the big city? Who lives in Frankfurt Cathedral's tower? Answers: Not where and who you might expect.
Other amazing anecdotes about the city, from both famous people and average folks, round out the day. And due to the personal nature of the tour, you'll have the time to ask individual questions, take your time, and even add in sights you may have heard about. The tour ends with a spectacular bird's-eye view of Frankfurt from the Main Tower's rooftop observation tower.
How the sausage is made
Before gourmet street food became a thing, there was the humble hot dog, also called a frankfurter. And yes, the name frankfurter came from the city of Frankfurt. But the original delicacy, called a Frankfurter Wurtchen, is a little different. It is pure pork sausage encased in a mutton's intestine, and has been around since the 13th century. Only such sausages made in the Frankfurt region are allowed to be called a Frankfurter Wurtchen, Hot dog!
Please make your own way to the Tourist Information Romer to meet your guide. Please look for our GoBe Representative with the displayed logo sign.
Bring small local coins for the bathroom. Take a rain coat and/or umbrella in case of rain. Don't miss out on tasting the original Frankfurter "Apfelwein" (apple cider). Frankfurt is famous for its local shops but you can also find a lot of global brands (shopping is possible before/after tour and not during the tour).
Travelers must be able to walk approximately 1 mile (roughly 1.5 hours) over paved surfaces, steps and inclines with several photo stops along the route.
Walking Tour, Cultural, Family Friendly, Walking Tour, Private Tour
English, German, French, Spanish
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for travelers 6 years of age and older.
Special Medical Restriction
We can accommodate you if your mobility is limited and you use a folding wheelchair with at least 7 days advanced notice, providing you are not travelling solo and have someone along to assist you. Not all venues may be accessible.
Participants must be in good health, disclose their physical fitness and advise any conditions that might impact their participation in the tour.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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