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Frankfurt: TimeRide VR Time Travel Experience Ticket

1. Frankfurt: TimeRide VR Time Travel Experience Ticket

Travel back in time to the vibrant, everyday life of Frankfurt in the 19th century. Use virtual reality to adopt the role of a venerable merchant, just as if you had been there yourself. During your time-traveling experience, you will accompany the fictitious businessman, Theodor Riedel, through Frankfurt’s history at three exciting stops.  Start at the grocery store and learn about the trading city during the colonial period. Immerse yourself in the store's hustle and bustle, learn about the fragrant spices and exotic goods, and admire the shop's interior. Then, make a virtual visit to a private library. Learn about the ideas and ideals of the local citizens in the setting of a family's study.  Finally, take the virtual reality carriage ride, the highlight of your journey back in time to 1891. Board the carriage with Theodor Riedel and experience the charm of the flourishing trading city. With your VR headset, enjoy a 360° panoramic view of medieval half-timbered buildings and sublime Wilhelminian-style architecture. Along your virtual journey, you will also accompany Theodor on his own personal day of fate: find out if he can save the family’s legacy or if he will lose everything. Whether ruin or triumph, uncover the answer on your journey through time.

Frankfurt Airport: Fraport Visitor Center Entry Ticket

2. Frankfurt Airport: Fraport Visitor Center Entry Ticket

Discover the interactive world of experience at the Frankfurt Airport. This exhibition invites visitors of all ages experience the world of aviation. Over the span of 13,000 square feet, almost 30 innovative exhibits present intriguing insights into the behind-the-scenes world of the Frankfurt airport and aviation. Put your skills to the test virtually directing an A320neo to its parking position. Ride the virtual roller coaster through the paths of the airport's baggage conveyor system. Experience the airport's Smart Windows where your can obtain real-time information about the planes on the tarmac. Check out "The Globe" exhibition, an interactive LCD wall that shows every flight around the world in real time. Lots of unique experiences and fascinating insights into the world of aviation are ready to be uncovered at this innovative visitor center.

Frankfurt: German Food & Frankfurt Old Town Private Tour

3. Frankfurt: German Food & Frankfurt Old Town Private Tour

Join a local food guide on an exclusive tour of Old Town and discover dishes, desserts, and beers that are made based on centuries-old recipes. Taste the essence of Frankfurt and see Romer, St Paul’s Church, Frankfurt Cathedral, and much more. During the 2.5-hour tour, your guide will introduce you to Heissan cuisine, which fuses North German and South German cuisine to create new original dishes dominated by a remarkably sour taste. Between sightseeing of St. Paul’s Church (Paulskirche), the adorable Gothic-style Romer city hall, and other Old Town highlights, you'll visit a traditional restaurant and pastry shop for a fun and cultural tasting experience. Among some of the local meat delicacies, you'll find Frankfurt-style German sausages, such as Frankfurter Würstchen (short Frankfurter) and Frankfurter Rindswurst (pure beef sausage). Taste a local soup like a traditional Goulash, and the delicious eggs in the Frankfurt-style green sauce. For a dessert, you must try Apfelstrudel (Apple strudel) or the famous Frankfurter Kranz, which is considered a reminiscence of Frankfurt as the coronation city of the Holy Roman emperors. A cup of tea/coffee and 1 soda drink are also included in the price. Join the 3,5-hour tour to try more delicious dishes! This option includes a visit to 2 restaurants and 1 pastry shop, meaning that you'll feast on not one but two full meals and a dessert. On the extended menu, find Kartoffelklöße (potato dumplings), Döppekuchen (fried potatoes), as well as 1 type of popular German beer. It'll be an unforgettable experience filled with lots of information about Frankfurt’s history, culture, and heritage. The 5-hour tour combines exploring Frankfurt's Old Town with an intimate food and beer tasting experience that'll make you feel as if you’re one of the locals. See sights such as Frankfurt Cathedral and the scenic Main Embankment featuring numerous museums. Your guide will invite you to 4 different venues (no pastry shop), where you'll find a variety of delicious German dishes and 8 different types of beer. Get an appreciation for the local craft beer scene that bypassed the German Beer Purity Law to create new, unique beer flavors.

Frankfurt: WWII-themed Old Town Private Tour

4. 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: Tour of Goethe House and Goethe's Old Town Trail

5. Frankfurt: Tour of Goethe House and Goethe's Old Town Trail

Discover the greatest German literary figure of the modern era, Jonathan Wolfgang Goethe, on a guided walking tour of the Geothe House and the Old Town Trail. Learn the true story of the writer's life by walking through his birthplace, Frankfurt. Meet your guide at the Frankfurt Cathedral, where young Goethe witnessed the preparations for the coronation ceremonies of German kings and emperors. Walk the charming Old Town streets and find yourself in Romerberg market square. Hear all about Geothe's adventures in the city as you make stops at the Gerbermyhle, Wilemer Hours, and the Old Town of Frankfurt-Hochst. Notably, the Statue of Goethe is a special monument to admire. After taking in his memorial, visit his childhood home where he created many of his impressive early works, including Gotz von Berlichingen, the original version of Faust, and The Sorrows of Young Werther. The house now works as a museum, paying homage to his life and works, with permanent exhibitions on the life of the entire family. Inside, find treasures such as a rare, 1745, pyramid piano, his famous puppet theatre, and writing room. Explore the extensive collection of 18th and 19th-century paintings, drawings, and busts that illustrate Goethe's many relationships, acquaintances, and life stages. Listen as your guide accounts a detailed overview of his life's literary, political, and scientific works.

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There are three parts to the experience, all set in 1891, year of the Technical Exibition in Frankfurt. In the first you're in a shop where you are taught about trade at that time, in the second there's an audio video story of the city and the third is the VR glasses one, where you take a trip throught the city. Pay attention during booking if you want the English version, but it's only available on same slots. The VR part can always be set in English, though.

It was very beautiful. We had booked for Friday. Since the wind was too strong, we were only allowed to drive on Sunday. Luckily we were still in Berlin. But the wait was worth it. The ticket was still valid and everything went smoothly.

This was a brilliant experience! I would highly recommend. My children 11 and 14 loved it. They were very kind and changed the tour to English for us. Lovely people, excellent tour!

Really great way to see the city and very comfortable, I'm not massively keen on heights but this was so gentle to the too, would highly recommend

It was an incredible experience! My expectations were far exceeded... I will go again!!! TOP