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Frankfurt Sightseeing Cruise: 1 or 2 Hours

1. Frankfurt Sightseeing Cruise: 1 or 2 Hours

Our 50- or 100-minutes boat trips depart from our landing stage "Eiserner Steg". The boat leaves every hour. You have two opportunities either 50/100 minutes downstream or 50/100 minutes upstream. The tour starts at 11h00 downstream direction Griesheim. This trips takes you through the urban areas of Frankfurt towards the Western harbour. Here you have a wonderful view of the skyscrapers of Frankfurts Financial Center or you can enjoy the museums  along the embankment, for example the Städel. The ship will turn around before the Griesheim lock. At 12h00 the tour will take you upstream. This trips takes you past the beautiful embankments of the river main towards the Eastern harbour of the city. Just to mention a few of the sights: you can see the district Sachsenhausen and its museum enbankment. You will have the chance to get off at "Gerbermühle", a historic landmark to Frankfurt's poet Goethe. The tours changes every hour upstream and downstream. All tours are accompanied with commentaries in English and German.

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Frankfurt: Hop-on Hop-off Day Skyline or Express City Tour

2. Frankfurt: Hop-on Hop-off Day Skyline or Express City Tour

Enjoy a sightseeing tour through Frankfurt aboard a comfortable double-decker bus. When the weather's good, the roof of the bus stays open, letting you take in a clear view of the most beautiful buildings and parks in the city. Get to know this bustling metropolis in a whole new way as you listen to commentary in 10 languages. Hop on or off the buses as often as you like at any of the stops along the route, sprinkled throughout the city's most interesting areas. Learn about Frankfurt's main attractions while on the bus, or explore the city's beautiful sights at your own pace. Take a trip through the bustling city center (Express City Tour) or along Frankfurt's famous skyline (Skyline Tour), both available for one just one price. Stops: Paulskirche - Römer - Goethe-Haus - Main Tower - Alte Oper - Palmengarten - Senkenbergmuseum - Messe - Hauptbahnhof - Museumsufer - Eisener Steg - Alt Sachsenhausen - Untermainkai - Mainkai - Zoo Frankfurt - Hauptwache. You can get on or off at any of the 16 stops as many times as you please with the 1-day hop-on hop-off ticket.

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Frankfurt: 3-Hour Bike Tour

3. Frankfurt: 3-Hour 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.

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What people are saying about Old Sachsenhausen

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 1,331 reviews

It was very good, a lot of different information gave a comprehensive picture of the city, which was illuminated in so many ways. It was great that the information via headphones was always appropriate to the sightseeing. Would do that again and again, it was informative and was really fun. The rhythm of the descents was also great.

Perfectly organized. A very customer-oriented, prudent and very friendly driver. We were completely satisfied.

Everything went well, on time and very informative, super nice guide. Female unfortunately forgot the name

The bus was on time. The explanations are informative. All in all to be further recommended

It's worth it. When I go abroad, I am always looking for this bus attraction.