Frankfurt beyond just the skyline: A perfect introduction to the highlights of the city

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Srishti
Registered on February 18, 2023

As a seasoned walking tour host with a passion for discovering new cities and connecting with individuals from diverse backgrounds, I bring a unique perspective to each of my tours. Originally hailing from South India, I have spent the past two years calling Frankfurt my home, while immersing myself in the local culture and exploring the surrounding areas. Over the last 2 years, I have travelled to more that 35 cities in and around Germany where I have had the pleasure of interacting with fellow walking tour hosts, exchanging ideas and learning from their experiences. As an artist, architect, and urban planner, I am constantly seeking out new and innovative ways to explore the public realm and share its beauty with others. For the past four years, I have curated my own heritage walks and inclusive art trails, bringing a personalized touch to each tour and ensuring that every guest feels engaged and inspired. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or a first-time visitor, I am excited to share my love of culture, history, and art with you on your next walking tour adventure.

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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 our walking tour of Frankfurt, a city whose modern and snazzy skyline almost casts a shadow upon all the other heritage beneath it.
We will begin our tour in the green belt opposite the Alte Oper, and head towards the Innenstadt leaving behind the modern banking district

As we walk into Hauptwache, I will share more about Frankfurt’s history of being targeted across time. We next take a peek into the Zeil, Frankfurt's main shopping street, and one of the busiest shopping streets in Europe, observe a mix of historic and modern buildings and then continue walking towards the Römerplatz. Stick around and listen carefully as I share how Frankfurt's medieval and political history as a german city is somewhat unique when compared to the others that you may have visited.

Finally, we'll make our last stop on our way to the Eiserner Steg Bridge, a popular Frankfurt landmark that offers panoramic views of the Main River and the city skyline where we will end our tour with suggestions for a frankfurter favourite and special - Apfelwein.

Join us on this walking tour of Frankfurt to discover the city's rich heritage and modernity, and experience the perfect blend of old and new.

Please remember to wear comfortable shoes for the tour.

If you would like to check out an alternate Frankfurt trail, I would recommend https://www.guruwalk.com/walks/47747-uncovering-the-best-of-frankfurt-hochst-a-trail-through-its-history-culture-and-charm

Close to Frankfurt is Darmstadt, a university town with some beautiful architecture and art history. Check out my walking tour of the artists' colony of Mathildenhöhe here https://www.guruwalk.com/walks/46040-discover-the-beauty-of-jugendstil-wandering-through-mathildenhohe-darmstadt

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  • Meeting point:
    Taunusanlage 20, 60325 Frankfurt am M...
    Taunusanlage 20, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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    I will be near the fountain called Marshall Brunnen in the garden in front of the Alte Oper.

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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Marta 26 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Very unprofessional. The guide told me the typical excuse that everyone uses in Germany. It seems that she has learned German customs very well. She said that she had a medical emergency which is a lie to cancel the tour. Since it was a tour for only two people, she probably wouldn't do it well because she would think she would get enough money. Very unprofessional.
Can karakir 30 Jan 2024

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Travelled in family - Jan 2024
Srishti is a foreign student who is studying urban planning and she is very interested about city history , it was a very good experience to listen Frankfurt from a city specialist
pawel 15 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
1.5 hours before the tour start she emailed me that she is in school. She ruined my Frankfurt trip.
Leo Kilroy 01 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
We really enjoyed this walk. It gave us a great insight into Frankfurt and its architectural heritage and development. Srishti our guide was very knowlegable about the city, its architecture and its history.
Paul 21 Jul 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2023
Sristi was extremely enthusiastic and made the tour a surprisingly good experience. If you wish to discover the many changing faces of Frankfurt take the time to enjoy her tour.
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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
Only cash payment is accepted.
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