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Frankfurt: Urban Adventure Game

1. Frankfurt: Urban Adventure Game

Discover the city of Frankfurt with a fun and interactive game. The tour starts from a central square in the city center and will lead you past important monuments and interesting sights. All throughout the route, clues are waiting for you — puzzles, hints, and riddles.  All you need is a clever team of 2 to 6 people, a charged smartphone or tablet with approximately 100 MB of mobile internet, a pen, and the game map. This is a self-guided experience so you can start to play whenever you like. Complete the game in 2-3 hours, or take breaks for coffee, lunch, or shopping.

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Frankfurt: Historic Center Walking Tour

2. Frankfurt: Historic Center Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in Frankfurt's vibrant history with this walking tour. Departing from the beautiful Cathedral of St. Bartholomew, walk through the old town with its half-timbered houses until you reach the Town Hall. Listen to your guide as they explain the origins of Frankfurt, its interesting history and its evolution until now. Later, visit the spectacular Church of San Pablo and head to the financial district known as the Manhattan of Frankfurt. Marvel at the Frankfurt Opera, one of the skyscrapers in the area and the famous monument to the Euro. Finally, take a nice walk along the river Meno to finish at the Eisener Steg, renowned for its panoramic view and the numerous locks left by lovers.

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Frankfurt: Scary Sightseeing Tour with The Hangman

3. Frankfurt: Scary Sightseeing Tour with The Hangman

Enjoy a 1-hour walk through Frankfurt at night with a robed hangman as your guide. Follow your scary guide (if you dare) on a journey of discovery of Frankfurt's history and his bloody work. But while you listen to your guide, be aware, for he must finish his work and he has no time to waste because the devil is after him.  Start your journey into the past at the cathedral, where German kings and emperors were elected and crowned. Continue towards the bank of the Main where many culprits, mostly women, were drowned in the water. Finally, reach your final stop, the Römer, Frankfurt's famous Town Hall, where you will learn all about the Römerberg's gruesome past as the location of many medieval death penalty punishments and torture chambers.

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Frankfurt: "The Sandman" Nightmarish Walking Tour

4. Frankfurt: "The Sandman" Nightmarish Walking Tour

Experience the scary side of Frankfurt, Germany, on a guided walking tour that pays homage to E. T. A. Hoffmann’s short story, “The Sandman.” Visit some of Frankfurt’s top attractions while learning about the city’s history from your guide.  Your nightmarish journey starts at Frankfurt’s cathedral. There, meet your guide, a man in eye-catching clothing. Head out to visit some of the top attractions of the city. Stop at Rotes Haus, the Saalhof, the Eiserner Steg footbridge, the Historic Villa Metzler, the Museum of Applied Arts, and finally Metzler Park. As you explore, learn interesting things about Frankfurt, and hear a dark story about the sandman.

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Frankfurt: Smartphone Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

5. Frankfurt: Smartphone Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

Discover the magic of Frankfurt with an immersive smartphone tour. Interact with attractions in the city by solving location-based riddles on this walking tour. Figure out the answers to puzzles outside of ten Frankfurt attractions.  Start at the Alte Brücke bridge which has spanned the Main river since the middle ages. Finish at the grand Alte Oper which was rebuilt in the 1970s. Follow clues at each attraction to find your next location. Feel the satisfaction of solving each riddle. Have the freedom to start or stop the tour whenever you want. Make your way through the city at your own pace. Unlock facinating information and facts about the city. Capture as many pictures as you want. 

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Frankfurt: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

6. Frankfurt: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Frankfurt with a local guide on a 1.5-hour walking tour that lets you compare the historic monuments with some of the skyscrapers of the modern era. Meet your guide at the iconic Justitia-Brunnen statue and make your way to your first stop, the iron footbridge of the Eiserner Steg, built in 1868. As you stroll, learn how many of the grand buildings were destroyed during World War II, and hear about the major renovation of 2008-9. See the historic Römer and Paulskirche, where the 1st German national assembly took place. Along the way, get useful information about every attraction, and enjoy fantastic views from the top of a skyscraper (optional).

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Frankfurt: Full-Day Baden-Baden and Strasbourg Trip

7. Frankfurt: Full-Day Baden-Baden and Strasbourg Trip

A longtime favorite with discerning travelers, Baden-Baden is an elegant spa town nestled among verdant hills. You can discover attractions such as its opulent casino with the help of an expert guide, before crossing the border to France to visit Strasbourg’s charming Old Town district, topped by its majestic cathedral. Grand palaces and luxurious villas stand proudly in the beautifully landscaped parks of Baden-Baden, as you stroll down noble avenues and learn why a sophisticated clientele has been coming here for centuries. See the famous Kurhaus (spa resort), and wander the lavish halls of the city’s famous casino. Should you choose to stay in Baden-Baden for a splash in the thermal pools or to try your luck at the roulette tables, you can later rejoin the tour group at a set time in the early evening. If you remain with the tour, you will continue onward for a scenic photo stop at Mummelsee Lake, before progressing on to Strasbourg in France through the mysterious Black Forest. Admire the sky-high Strasbourg Cathedral, with impressive Gothic interiors that are sure to take your breath away. Enjoy your leisure time exploring the streets of this UNESCO-protected burg. Peruse its delightful boutiques and cafés, or hop on a romantic canal cruise before your return to Frankfurt.

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Day Trip to Rothenburg from Frankfurt

8. Day Trip to Rothenburg from Frankfurt

Take a day trip to one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Germany, Rothenburg ob der Tauber. On this trip you will first travel along the Romantic Road, a route linking many of the prettiest places in Germany, including Rothenburg. Be enchanted by the beautiful core of the historic town on a guided tour. Your informative guide will acquaint you with the history of Rothenburg as you walk around seeing the sights. A visit here is like a trip into the past, with medieval passages and alleyways, the Jakobskirche, the wonderful altarpiece by Tilman Riemenschneider, half-timbered houses, turreted city gates, the mighty town hall from the Renaissance period, and the Kriminalmuseum

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Frankfurt Old Town: Outdoor iPad Escape Game with Game Guide

9. Frankfurt Old Town: Outdoor iPad Escape Game with Game Guide

Put your solving skills to the test during this outdoor escape adventure around the historic old town of Frankfurt. Using an iPad as your game and guide in one, embark on a challenging mission to save the city. Work together with your group to crack codes and come up with solutions. Instead of being locked inside a room, this escape game makes the entire city your playing field. After meeting your personal game master and getting a brief introduction to the functionalities of the game, gear up with iPads and start your adventure. As the clock starts to tick, navigate through the city and race to the finish line as you and your team unlock codes and get closer to the finale. Tasks are beamed directly to you on your iPad as you live chat with your game master.  Be inspired by the cityscape, decipher architectural codes, and find the missing elements to solve your mission. All you have to bring with you is your gamer heart and the desire to use teamwork, logic, and creativity to win the game.

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What people are saying about Frankfurt

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 95 reviews

It was very, very interesting, well played and performed. There were three of us and we also learned a lot of new things. We had a lot of fun and we will do more scary tours. We say thank you very much and continue by us for this great performance 5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

A very good overview of the history of Frankfurt. Not too many numbers but the essentials. Interesting anecdotes and short stories about the older and more recent past of Frankfurt. I can only warmly recommend it.

I just loved the Strasbourg part of it. That only made it worthy! You can do it by train yourself instead of paying that much money.

El tour nos ha gustado mucho, Fede ha contado muchas cosas interesantes. Totally recommendable.

The guide Federico, very friendly, attentive and very well prepared