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Frankfurt Cathedral: Our most recommended tours and activities

Frankfurt: Scary Sightseeing Tour with The Hangman

1. 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: Guided Bike Tour

2. 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, 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: Urban Adventure Game

3. Frankfurt: Urban Adventure Game

Discover the city of Frankfurt with a fun and interactive game. The tour starts from a central square in the city center and will lead you past important monuments and interesting sights. All throughout the route, clues are waiting for you — puzzles, hints, and riddles. You will need a clever team of 2 to 6 people, a charged smartphone with approximately 100 MB of mobile internet, a pen, and the game map, which you will need to print out or collect beforehand. Once you have everything together you are ready for the adventure and can start to play whenever you like. Complete the game in 2-3 hours, or take breaks for coffee, lunch, or shopping.

Frankfurt: Old Town Horror Stories Walking Tour in German

4. Frankfurt: Old Town Horror Stories Walking Tour in German

See the landmarks of Frankfurt's Old Town in a new light, by learning the dark stories of the city's past on a horrifying walking tour. Step into the mysterious world of ghouls as you walk around iconic locations while taking part in an immersive play. Meet a professional actor outside of St Paul's Church and dive deep into the fascinating Old Town as you hear tales of evil demons. Walk in the direction of Römerberg, pass by the Nikolaikirche, Schirn Art Gallery, and the Cathedral, and reach the banks of the Main River. Be spooked as you hear about the mystifying creatures made famous in Europe through the stories of German writer E.T.A. Hoffmann and American writer H.P. Lovecraft. Experience a thrilling ghoul-themed play all around the Old Town, becoming one of the story's characters.

Frankfurt: Old Town Scavenger Hunt and Exploration Game

5. Frankfurt: Old Town Scavenger Hunt and Exploration Game

Immerse yourself in Frankfurt's charming Old Town with a scavenger hunt game on your phone. Uncover the city's rich history and discover world-renowned landmarks, such as the Römerberg public space, Eiserner Steg, Kaiserdom St. Bartholomäus, and more, while solving riddles, quizzes, and puzzles. After downloading the scavenger hunt onto your phone, use the app to begin your adventure in Frankfurt's Old Town, a district known for its bustling streets and rich history. Read the information on your phone to learn facts about the area and solve riddles to advance to the first location. Visit the Frankfurt Cathedral and learn about its construction in the 16th century. Continue to the Eiserner Steg, a footbridge connecting Frankfurt to the district of Sachsenhausen. Wander along the Rhine River to several more locations or pause the game to enjoy a lunch along the river banks. Then it's time to wander the Römerberg public space. Take a photo of the bubbling water fountain and try to find the memorial for the book burnings of 1933. Visit a few more locations, including the Kaiserdom St. Bartholomäus, a Roman Catholic gothic church dedicated to Saint Bartholomew.

Frankfurt: Old Town Wonders Exploration Game

6. 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: Private City Center Sightseeing Walking Tour

7. Frankfurt: Private City Center Sightseeing Walking Tour

Enjoy a guided walking tour of central Frankfurt, home to Germany’s only high-rise skyline. Find out about the German capital of finance and see top sights like Römerberg Square, St. Paul’s Church, and the birthplace of the writer Goethe. Meet your local guide at Frankfurt's main train station and begin your walking tour. Stroll past the highest building in the city at Commerzbank Tower which contrasts with the imposing 95-meter-tall Frankfurt Cathedral. Admire the Cathedral's Gothic Imperial architecture before crossing the 19th-century iron Eiserner Steg footbridge. Gaze out over the Main River, the high-rise skyline, and the museum embankment as you cross the bridge. Pass by the medieval Town Hall which lies on the picturesque Römerberg Square. Walk by the the Kaiserdom (Imperial Cathedral) and Paulskirche (St. Paul’s Church). Hear about how Paulskirche is the cradle of German democracy. Look up at the towering headquarters of many global banking players, such as Commerzbank Tower built by world-famous British architect Sir Norman Foster. View the Goethehaus, where the German classical literature genius Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born. Learn about the life and times in Frankfurt during the 18th century in Goethe's formative years. Get a glimpse of Frankfurt’s history and its development from a medieval trade center and coronation location to an international capital of finance and business.

Frankfurt: Private Walking Tour with Relaxing Cruise

8. Frankfurt: Private Walking Tour with Relaxing Cruise

Discover the most famous landmarks of Frankfurt on a private walking tour with a guide. Visit St Paul’s Church, Goethe’s House, and other iconic places during the tour. Add a touch of adventure to sightseeing by joining an exclusive cruise to see the city’s impressive skyline from the main river. The 3-hour walking tour will start at St Paul’s Church, a memorial important to the start of German democracy. Your private guide will provide commentary on German history as you pass Goethe’s House and the Gutenberg Monument commemorating the Printing Revolution in Europe. You will stroll through the banking district to see skyscrapers, like the Commerzbank Tower, Tanustrum, Eurotower and Main Tower. You will also see the historical Römerberg with its characteristic line of timber houses, Römer town hall, Old St Nicholas Church and Fountain of Justice. Follow the coronation route through the narrow streets of New Frankfurt Old Town towards the Frankfurt Cathedral. Finally, you will reach the Mainkai riverfront road to join an exclusive cruise along the Main River. You can go either downriver or upriver, depending on the time of the departure. Upriver you will see landmarks such as the Dreikönigskirche, Main Plaza, Literature House, the industrial memorial site Ruhrorter Werft - Frankfurt-Ost and the Gerbermühle. Downriver you will see Städel Museum, Commerzbank and University Hospital. You will enjoy the informative audio guide on the cruise. On a 4-hour tour, you will get to know Frankfurt even better. You will walk past Goethe Statue on the Goetheplatz and through Goethestraße, a high-end shopping street open since 1892. See the city’s top attractions like the Old Opera on the Opernplatz. This grand 19th-century concert hall is known for its beautiful Renaissance-style architecture and detail.

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

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

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Frankfurt Cathedral

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4.5 / 5

based on 267 reviews

Great guided bike tour for everyone! It was totally comfortable, there was no rush and if someone didn't make it past the green phase, they waited. For us it was around 14 km. We saw some things and were told great stories, dates and facts. At this point a compliment to our tour guide Marvin Afterwards there was a tip where you can go and have a great apple wine and possibly a hand cheese with music. The tour is really highly recommended! Many Thanks

Our Tourgyde was just great, competent, uncomplicated and spontaneous; the group athletic and disciplined. The rental bikes were perfectly fine and the rental process without any problems. It was an all-round success, which we are happy to recommend.

A great tour, nice and competent tour guide Marvin, perfectly chosen stops, there was something for all interests, good mix of bike tour and information. Highly Recommended!!!

Technology worked well and all the important sights were included.

Very competent city tour. Frankfurt is an interesting city.