Free walking tour through Frankfurt's old town. The best introduction to historic Frankfurt.

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Holger
Quality Verified Registered on November 25, 2022

Hello, my name is Holger and I was raised in the area around Frankfurt. I have been a travel guide and ambassador for my hometown since my student days. With a lot of passion and energy, I manage to bring you closer to the sights and historical facts of the city of Frankfurt am Main.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Welcome to Frankfurt!
 A beautiful city in the middle of Germany, right on the Main.

 During the tour, we not only dive into the exciting historical background of the city of Frankfurt, but also give you some insights that only a real local can know.

 During the tour we will visit some of the most interesting points of the city:

  •  Römer
  •  Altstadt
  •  Kaiserdom
  •  Eiserner Steg
  •  Paulskirche

 I look forward to seeing you and wish you lots of fun and lots of ideas on the tour.



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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Römerberg, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, G...
    Römerberg, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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    We meet on the Römerberg behind the fountain. You can recognize me by my pink umbrella.

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    Outside visit

    Typical representatives of half-timbered construction were rebuilt through the reconstruction of the east row on the Römerberg. Each wooden element had its specific name. Frankfurt's first bank was founded in the 17th century in the Großer Engel corner building.

  • 2
    Outside visit

    The patrician house became the city hall of Frankfurt as early as 1405 and is still the seat of the Lord Mayor. Large halls were built on the ground floor, which were rented out during trade fairs. There are several explanations for the name of the town hall: one says that the merchant who lived here until the building came into municipal ownership mainly traded with Rome and Italy.

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    Outside visit

    The Kaisersaal is the undisputed gem of the Römer. Initially, the Kaisersaal was used as the assembly hall of the Frankfurt Council. In 1612 the councilors invited for the first time to a festive banquet in their council chamber, reason: the coronation of Emperor Mathias. To this day, it is the ballroom for all important receptions.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Neue Altstadt

    Immerse yourself in the new Frankfurt old town with its winding streets and picturesque perspectives! 35 houses, 15 of which are reconstructions true to the original and 20 new buildings, form the lively new district between the cathedral and the Romans. Around 60 apartments, over 30 shops, restaurants, cafés and museums offer plenty of space to relax, enjoy and discover.

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    Outside visit
    Kaffeehaus Goldene Waage

    The wealthy Dutch spice merchant and confectioner Abraham von Hamelin had the Golden Scales built for himself and his family from 1618 to 1621. In 1898 the house of the religious refugee became the property of the city. Until the Second World War, the Goldene Waage was one of the flagship buildings of the Renaissance in Frankfurt and housed a branch of the Historical Museum.

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    Outside visit
    Frankfurter Dom

    In the Middle Ages, the sacred building was the seat of the imperial cathedral chapter of St. Bartholomew, in 1356 Emperor Charles IV designated Frankfurt as the location of the German royal elections in the "Golden Bull" and from 1562 a total of ten German emperors and kings of the Holy Roman Empire were elected or elected in the imperial cathedral. crowned. Today the “Wahlkapelle” is a room for silent prayer

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Haus Wertheym

    The Wertheim House is the oldest half-timbered house in Frankfurt's old town and the only one that survived the air raids of the Second World War almost unscathed. Today's building is a Renaissance half-timbered house dating from around 1600 and served, among other things, as a department store, customs house and quarters for the Frankfurt City Guard.

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    Outside visit
    Eiserner Steg

    The Eiserne Steg is one of the most popular photo spots in Frankfurt with a view of the Frankfurt skyline. The pedestrian bridge made of steel and concrete, which is crossed by around 10,000 people every day, connects the city center around the Römerberg with Sachsenhausen on the other side of the Main.

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    Outside visit

    Here the National Assembly created the first democratic constitution for Germany. Consecrated in 1833, the church became the seat of the first German National Assembly in 1848, on whose draft today's Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany is based. Presently award ceremonies as well as political and cultural events take place there.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Paulina 24 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
i’ve been taking a tip-based walking tour everywhere i go for the past 15 years. i go places a lot. this one was one of the best and definitely most informative one ever. thank you so so much!
Christopher 24 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Albert 24 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Holger has prepared an itinerary that covers the main sights of Old Town. He is also very knowledgeable, gives very good explanations, and is open to questions. Definitely a good experience to get to know the essentials of Frankfurt in 2:30h!
Richard 23 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Terrible experience. Do not book with Holger. We turned up to the Frankfurt tour and there were two at the same time. Despite confirming 12 hrs prior, Holger told the 10 or so of us waiting that he would be taking another tour instead, and that we could come back 2.5hrs later. If we'd known earlier, we could have booked another, but by this time no others were available.
Enrica 23 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
When we arrived at the meeting point the guide decided to make the tour in German to accomodate a larger group and proposed us to join an English tour 2 and a half hours later, but we could not make it. He could have at least let us know in advance. We were highly disappointed
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 20 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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