Guided tour

Frankfurt: Scary Sightseeing Tour with The Hangman

4.4 / 5

75 reviews

Activity provider: Morticus Ghosttours
Guided tour

Frankfurt: Scary Sightseeing Tour with The Hangman

Activity provider: Morticus Ghosttours
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From US$ 12.82 per person

Likely to sell out

Experience a mixture of terror, sightseeing, and satire on this theatrical tour. Follow the Hangman on a journey through Frankfurt's gruesome past, if you dare.

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Duration 75 minutes
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Be entertained by professional actors
  • Discover Frankfurt's gruesome history
  • Learn more about the hangman profession and their importance in medieval society
Full description
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.
  • Tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Wait at the Domplatz in front of the main entrance of the cathedral. Your guide will be wearing a red robe and an executioner's mask.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • Wheelchair users with practice or accompanied by another customer are welcome to attend
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 75 reviews

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My wife and I got a one on one tour... the hangman was awesome! Super (sympathetic) creepy and it was a lot of fun, we learned things about Frankfurt and being an executioner that you had never heard before, with a lot of luck we survived the evening... Curious? I can recommend it!

March 12, 2023

The executioner is really grandiose, the show informative and very entertaining. The executioner's voice and physical appearance are just perfect. The acting talent unique! Too bad it was still so bright (8:30 p.m.). So it's best to book as late as possible, that increases the scary effect even more. Definitely 5 stars from us. Must have participated!!!

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June 25, 2022

When we arrived, the "hangman" had long been there and was smoking with the other participants ... this took away some of the mystique. The acting talent of our executioner was outstanding, he was able to switch to a completely different role within seconds and credibly tell about the time. It's just a shame that the hangman's mask was only worn briefly in between and that he looked very "bourgeois" the rest of the time. Still, this tour is a very fun pastime if you're not expecting a costumed spectacle. I would recommend it!

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August 29, 2021

Product ID: 353911