City Center & Old Town Highlights

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: German, English
Quality Verified Registered on October 14, 2022

Hi! We are Penny and Nemu 👋🏿 So you're coming to Frankfurt? Welcome! We grew up in this city and we're happy to show you all the wonderful things we love about it. After high school, Penny traveled the world for a year and discovered the concept of the free walking tour. And as a passionate frankfurter and history nerd he decided after his return to host guests in his city and to show them around. Nemu is a history student at the Goethe University, knows Frankfurt very well and is as passionate at being a guide for visitors as Penny. We are extroverted, very hospitable, welcoming and passionate. Both of us have always been very interested in history, which is why we can provide a lot of facts about Frankfurt, Germany and Europe on the tour. However, as the sons of refugees, we can also offer interesting insights and a different perspective into Germany's most diverse city. We are looking forward to your visit in Frankfurt, see you soon!

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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
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description


Frankfurt is a unique, complicated and often overlooked city and therefore it takes a unique tour to truly understand the city.

On the guided visit we look up at modern skyscrapers and travel through time viewing the "medieval" old town. We talk about the different cultural influences that make our city so colorful and how they affect society.

We learn how Frankfurt connects and changes the world, from Germany's largest airport to the European Central Bank, but also how this city has always been a center for literature, from Goethe and the annual book fair to Frankfurt as the center of German hip-hop.

This tour is for those who want a fun walk through all the best places in Frankfurt, while learning about the city’s immense history in an amusing and memorable way!

All the main tourist destinations are visited on this tour, but also our personal insider tips that are often forgotten. These include, among others:

  • The Old Opera House
  • "The Food Alley"
  • The Goethe House
  • St. Paul's Church
  • The Old Town
  • The Love Bridge

Thank you for your interest in our tour and we look forward to showing you around soon!


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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Opernpl. 1, 60313 Frankfurt am Main, ...
    Opernpl. 1, 60313 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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    We will meet at the advertising pillar to the right of the Old Opera House (Alte Oper). You will recognise us very easily :)

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Alte Oper

    Beautiful neo-renaissance style opera house. Destroyed in the war and rebuilt in the 70s. This is our starting point.

  • 2
    Outside visit

    Large square in between the skyscrapers and the shopping streets. Has a large statue of the poet Goethe.

  • 3
    Outside visit

    This is the house in which Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born and where he grew up.

  • 4
    Free admission

    Birthplace of the united German state and the German democracy.

  • 5
    Outside visit

    Center of the medieval old town with the historic town hall and half timbered houses. Probably the most beautiful place in the city.

  • 6
    Free admission
    Frankfurter Dom

    Former place of the coronation of the emperors of the holy roman empire. Also contains relics of the apostle St. Bartholomew.

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Eiserner Steg

    Historic iron bridge over the river main linking the old town and the quarter of Sachsenhausen.

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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Samantha 22 Jun 2024

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Highly recommend this tour! Penny was a fabulous guide with a deep knowledge of the history of Frankfurt. He clearly loves his city and it shows in the passion with which he gives the tours. Thank you again Penny, loved this tour!
Manuela 22 Jun 2024

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
We had a great tour with Penny! Eventhough it was raining during the first hour, that didn't stop the group since Penny had always an engaging story in every stop, it definitely gave us a nice background and also positive perspective of Frankfurt :)
Shaun 18 Jun 2024

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Nemu was excellent. Great knowledge, humour, & language. We had 4x nationalities in our group who all brought something different to the conversation, Nemu had great insights on our questions as well. Highly recommend.
Shivam 16 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Very well organised tour, got a lot to learn about Frankfort and German history 😄
Samir 16 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Penny's tour has made me completely re-evaluate my definition of "amazing", which his tour definitely was! Being a local, he was able to present so many current and historical facts in an easy-to-understand manner, with plenty of jokes interspersed in between. I understood not only Frankfurt's history but I have a new-found appreciation for Germany's history as a whole. At no time did the tour become boring! He could answer any question and the tips he gave us proved to be helpful even after the tour was over. Hats off to Penny for his amazing story-telling techniques!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 15 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
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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