From half-timbered houses to skyscrapers // Free walking tour in Frankfurt

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

Hi! My name is Peniel, but you can also call me Penny :) So you're coming to Frankfurt? Welcome! I grew up in this city and I'm happy to show you all the wonderful things I love about it. After graduating from high school, I traveled the world for a year and discovered the concept of the walking tour. I think it's really cool and would love to host guests in my city and show them around. I'm a rather extroverted guy, very hospitable, welcoming and passionate. I've always been very interested in history, which is why I can provide a lot of facts about Frankfurt, Germany and Europe on the tour. However, as the son of refugees, I can also offer interesting insights and a different perspective into Germany's most diverse city. I look 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
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Tour description

Frankfurt is a unique, complicated and often overlooked city and therefore it takes a powerful 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.

To get to know the real Frankfurt, however, one must also discuss Frankfurt's red light district and the train station district, which you may have already passed through when you arrived in the city.

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

  • The Old Opera
  • The Goethe House
  • The small market hall
  • Paul's Church
  • The old town including Römerberg and Kaiserdom
  • The Iron Bridge
  • Willy Brandt Square
  • The station district

 Thank you for your interest in my tour and I look forward to showing you around soon.


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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Taunusanlage 21, 60325 Frankfurt am M...
    Taunusanlage 21, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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    We meet at the fountain in front of the Alte Oper. You can recognize me by my big afro ;)

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    Alte Oper

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

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    Outside visit

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

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    City center of Frankfurt and start of the main shopping street Zeil.

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

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    Free admission

    Culinary market hall with authentic food from our region.

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    Free admission

    Birthplace of the united German state and the German democracy.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Outside visit
    Eiserner Steg

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

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    Outside visit
    Museumsufer Frankfurt

    Southern bank of the river Main which is home to 26 museums and a nice promenade.

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    City Square under the skyscrapers, in between the theatre and the old european central bank.

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    Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof

    The central station district is the craziest place in town. In this small area there are African restaurants, Asian supermarkets, bankers in fancy suits, skyscrapers, tourists, homeless people and brothels. Here we end our tour.

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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Melina 31 Jul 2023

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Travelled alone - Jul 2023
Mir hat die Tour mit Peniel sehr gut gefallen. Er ist sehr freundlich, enthusiastisch und kann sich sehr gewählt ausdrücken. Ich würde die Tour auf jeden Fall weiterempfehlen. Insgesamt habe ich schon über 20 Free-Walking Tour in Europa gemacht und habe somit einen guten Vergleich.
sheila 30 Jul 2023
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Travelled alone - Jul 2023
Peniel did a fabulous job making Frankfort “Old” and “New” come to life. He and the information was very easy to understand. Great personality. I highly recommend a tour with him!!!
Marat 29 Jul 2023

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Travelled in group - Jul 2023
Peniel provided us with detailed and joyful explanations about Frankfurt's history. He brilliantly shared his passion and knowledge as a person born and grew there. The path he walked us through was quite good, covering the best spots with no back-and-forth.
Sara 28 Jul 2023

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Travelled alone - Jul 2023
Peniels Tour was amazing! He knows a lot of interesting facts about Frankfurt and is a very open, kind and warm-hearted person. He has visited a lot of countries and you can tell he knows how to make a tour entertaining and informative in the most fun way for others :) I definetely learned a lot about the city and its history! Also, all around it felt like hanging out with good friends! Would definetely recommend this tour! Thank u Peniel, hope we get a chance to try that chilli together in the future! Keep that good energy always :)
Peter 26 Jul 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2023
Die Tour übererfüllte alle Aspeke unserer Erwartung. Peniel kannte sich in jeder Beziehung bestens aus, erläuterte historische Figuren, Begebenheiten und Zusammenhänge. Auch nach zahlreichen Touren, die wir schon mit Guruwalks gemacht haben, sticht diese Tour heraus. Sehr empfehlenswert
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
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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