Frankfurt Private Walking Tour

Frankfurt Private Walking Tour
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$147.06
Duration: 2 hours
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Description

Meetingpoint: Bushaltestelle Berliner Str. an der Paulskirche 
Duration: 2h
Maximum 25 participants per Guide

You will learn about:

  • How Frankfurt became the home to Germany’s only high-rise skyline
  • The history of the famous sausage, the Frankfurter the traditional beverage, apple cider
  • The life and work of Goethe
  • Frankfurt’s history and development from a medieval trade center and coronation place to an international capital of finance
  • Coronation rituals

You will see:

  • Römerberg-Square
  • The City Hall
  • The fountain of Justice
  • Old St. Nicholas Church
  • The iron footbridge over the river Main
  • The Imperial Cathedral
  • St. Paul’s Church
  • Commerzbank Tower
  • The birthplace of Goethe

Frankfurt is the home to Germany’s only high-rise skyline. The highest building, Commerzbank Tower, contrasts with the city’s 95 meters-high medieval landmark, the belfry of the Gothic Imperial Cathedral. The German capital of finance is well known for its famous sausage, the Frankfurter, and for the traditional beverage, apple cider. In the pedestrian area of the Old Town, three of the most important historic sites lie within a 10 minutes walking distance: the medieval Town Hall „Römer“ on the picturesque „Römerberg“-Square, the Kaiserdom (Imperial Cathedral) and Paulskirche (St. Paul’s Church), the cradle of German democracy. Not far from there is the pilgrimage spot for romantic literature buffs from all over the world: the baroque Goethehaus, place of birth of Germany’s national poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Through the stories of your tour guide, you can get a glimpse of Frankfurt’s history and its development from a medieval trade center and coronation place to an international capital of finance and business.

You will start your tour in the city including the following sights: Römerberg-Square, the former place of medieval trade fairs and coronation festivities. The City Hall. The Fountain of Justice, the picturesque half-timbered houses and Old St. Nicholas Church from the 13th century, once part of a medieval imperial compound. Get up on Eiserner Steg, the 19th-century iron footbridge over the river Main, and view the high-rise skyline and the museum embankment of Frankfurt. Take a short walk to Kaiserdom (Imperial Cathedral) with its Gothic tower and visit the inside of this coronation church of German kings and emperors. At Paulsplatz, learn about Paulskirche (St. Paul’s Church), where Germany’s first national assembly convened in 1848.  Pass under the towering headquarters of a selection of financial global players in the banking  district, such as Commerzbank Tower built by world-famous British architect Sir Norman Foster. Arrive at Goethehaus, birthplace of the genius of German classical literature Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and learn (outside view) about his early life and times in Frankfurt in the 18th century.

Meetingpoint: Bushaltestelle Berliner Str. an der Paulskirche 
Duration: 2h
Maximum 25 participants per Guide

You will learn about:

  • How Frankfurt became the home to Germany’s only high-rise skyline
  • The history of the famous sausage, the Frankfurter the traditional beverage, apple cider
  • The life and work of Goethe
  • Frankfurt’s history and development from a medieval trade center and coronation place to an international capital of finance
  • Coronation rituals

You will see:

  • Römerberg-Square
  • The City Hall
  • The fountain of Justice
  • Old St. Nicholas Church
  • The iron footbridge over the river Main
  • The Imperial Cathedral
  • St. Paul’s Church
  • Commerzbank Tower
  • The birthplace of Goethe