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

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: German, English
Guru: Peniel
Quality Verified 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 advertising pillar to the right of the Old Opera House (Alte Oper). You can recognize me by my big afro ;)

  • 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
    Free admission

    Culinary market hall with authentic food from our region.

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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.

  • 7
    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.

  • 8
    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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Dirk 15 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Das ist keine klassische Tour. Mit Peniel fühlt man sich sehr schnell als ob man mit einem alten Freund durch die Stadt läuft. Er ist zwar extrem informativ, bringt alles aber sehr kurzweilig rüber. Ich fand auch toll, dass er nach der Tour auch noch für Fragen, Tipps und Empfehlungen zur Verfügung stand. Ich kann seine Tour wirklich jedem empfehlen!
Michael J. 15 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Wow, what a tour! I think this was probably my favourite walking tour ever! Penny is very educated on the history and people of his city and he conveys the information in such an entertaining way that you wont get bored. He is funny and charismatic, but also very accommodating. There is a toilet break at the midpoint of the tour where you can buy water too. He also provided tons of great recommendations on what to do in Frankfurt after the tour. Thanks Penny!
Lisa 06 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Peniel war ein toller Guide, der uns viele schöne Sehenswürdigkeiten und auch Spannnendes abseits von den typischen Attraktionen gezeigt hat. Er hat die Tour sehr abwechslungsreich und kurzweilig gestaltet und am Ende noch tolle Tips gegeben. Vielen Dank, wir waren sehr zufrieden!
Pedro 01 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
It was amazing. We loved it!! 5 stars.
Erah Mica 31 Mar 2024

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
The tour was overall amazing and I’m truly impressed on the amount of knowledge that Peniel has about Frankfurt and Germany in general. While showing us around the city, he gave us detailed information regarding each stops and was able to answer all of the visitors’ questions. I highly recommend going with his tour, other than it is so much fun, it is truly amazing how someone as young as he is could deliver such an impressive lecture about the subject matter. You could also see how passionate he is about his city and what he is doing. Keep it up, Penny! I would definitely recommend you to all my colleagues!
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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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