The Great Crime Tour of Frankfurt
- Crimes and criminals: Set your inner detective free to roam historic crime scenes, follow intriguing leads, and try your best to crack the city's long-unsolved cases.
- Tales of intrigue: Your private guide's enthralling stories capture your imagination and breathe vivid color into the city's past, from medieval times through the 1950s.
- Living landmarks: Touch the past at city sights like Hauptwache (a former prison), St. Paul's Church, Katharinenpforte (former court of justice), and more.
- Totally Private: Hey we love group tours. But we know sometimes you want to explore with just your friends and family. Customized to fit your whole crew - up to ten. Just let us know if you want to invite more sleuths.
About This Frankfurt Tour
Let GoBe lead you through the streets and squares of Frankfurt on a haunting and harrowing journey of discovery. Unearth a bloody past lurking in the seemingly ordinary streets and the hear tales still lingering in city buildings and landmarks. With each step, your guide spills all the stories you never heard in history class.
We'll travel back in time and encompass centuries of history to share the tales of those who committed treacherous crimes and show you the sites of torture and execution. Stand in the shadow of 15th-century Eschenheim Tower and hear about events at this former city gate that was part of Frankfurt's late-medieval fortifications. Picture the past at Hauptwache, and find who entered its gates and why some never came out again.
Hear about the mysterious, still-unsolved murder of Rosemarie Nitribitt (more about her below) and notorious crimes like the Hopf case from 1913. (Karl Hopf not only murdered his father, children, and first wife, he tried to poison his second and third wives too.) And this busy financial center abounds with banking scandals, heists, and frauds. Did anyone get away with the big ones?
Thrill to all the tales of conspiracy, murder, scandal, and intrigue as GoBe reveals the darker side of Frankfurt's great landmarks. Meanwhile, in the old central square of Romerberg, the goddess Justitia serenely adorns the Fountain of Justice, holding up a sword and a scale. After this tour, you may feel the need to sit in her calming presence for a spell.
Rosemarie Nitribitt rose from a poor childhood to become a well-off Frankfurt call girl. She flaunted her wealth by tooling around the city in a black Mercedes to solicit customers. But in 1957, when she was just 24 years old, she was found murdered in her luxury apartment. Although the high-profile case was never solved, Rosemarie's life was remembered in a book, three movies, and a musical.
Please make your way to the Tourist Information Office at Römer (Römerberg 27, 60311 Frankfurt am Main) to meet our GoBe Representative.
Bring small coins for the bathroom. Take a light jacket or rain coat for the weather. Be aware that when it's windy, an umbrella might be risky!
Must walk for 2 hours during course of the tour at a leisurely pace. Expect long periods of standing. Tour is not wheelchair accessible but it is suitable for those with limited mobility. Operator can provide mobile assistance with advance notification.
Private Tour, Cultural, Family Friendly, Walking Tour
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 all ages.
Non-refundable if canceled within 7 days of requested services.
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