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Hauptwache: Our most recommended tours and activities

Frankfurt: Hop-on Hop-off Day Skyline or Express City Tour

1. Frankfurt: Hop-on Hop-off Day Skyline or Express City Tour

Enjoy a sightseeing tour through Frankfurt aboard a comfortable double-decker bus. When the weather's good, the roof of the bus stays open, letting you take in a clear view of the most beautiful buildings and parks in the city. Get to know this bustling metropolis in a whole new way as you listen to commentary in 10 languages. Hop on or off the buses as often as you like at any of the stops along the route, sprinkled throughout the city's most interesting areas. Learn about Frankfurt's main attractions while on the bus, or explore the city's beautiful sights at your own pace. Take a trip through the bustling city center (Express City Tour) or along Frankfurt's famous skyline (Skyline Tour), both available for one just one price. Stops: Paulskirche - Römer - Goethe-Haus - Main Tower - Alte Oper - Palmengarten - Senkenbergmuseum - Messe - Hauptbahnhof - Museumsufer - Eisener Steg - Alt Sachsenhausen - Untermainkai - Mainkai - Zoo Frankfurt - Hauptwache. You can get on or off at any of the 16 stops as many times as you please with the 1-day hop-on hop-off ticket.

Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: Cathedral, Financial District & More

2. Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: Cathedral, Financial District & More

This hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour on board a double-decker bus will take you to all the most important sights of Frankfurt, like St. Bartholomew's Cathedral, site of the election and coronation rites of the Holy Roman Empire, and the Financial District, now Europe's most important banking center. Visit the historic Old Town, its famous City Hall – called Römer for its association with the Emperors – the Cathedral, the Church of St Paul, and Goethe's house. Scarcely any other German city boasts as many extraordinary contrasts as Frankfurt: the towers of the ancient city wall, dwarfed by the massive skyscrapers of the Banking Quarter – among them the second-highest one in Europe – offer just one of its stunning architectural vistas. Here you can see the European Central Bank, the old Hauptwache – headquarters of the town militia in the 18th Century – and the justly famous shopping quarter, known as "Zeil." And of course there is the Museum Riverbank, one of the most important cultural districts in Europe, containing the Old Opera House, the scene of internationally renowned premieres. On this tour you'll discover what Frankfurt has to offer. The last trip of the day starts at 17:15 and a circuit without stops takes approximately 60 minutes. Bus stops: 1. Hauptbahnhof 2. Museumsufer 3. Eiserner Steg / Sachsenhausen 4. Haus der Jugend 5. Affentorplatz / Altes Sachsenhausen 6. Berliner Straße / Paulsplatz 7. Bankenviertel 8. Opernturm 9. Palmengarten 10. Senckenbergmuseum 11. Messe Frankfurt

Frankfurt City: Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Sightseeing Tour

3. Frankfurt City: Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Sightseeing Tour

Experience Frankfurt with an interactive scavenger hunt game played on your smartphone. Hunt for answers across the city from the glittering financial center to the cozy Old Sachsenhausen. Follow the trail through the old town, passing the Römer, Kaiserdom, and St. Paul's Church. Continue to the Hauptwache and marvel at the dizzying height of the Main Tower. Learn interesting facts and stories about the sights along the way. For each solved question or task, receive 10 safari points. If you need a hint to solve the question, you only get 5 safari points. At the end of the game, your safari points will be added. The higher your score, the higher your placement in the safari regional league table.

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What people are saying about Hauptwache

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 556 reviews

Great insight! I had booked the Skyline Tour because you can drive both routes and also stop at different sights. (1 hour Express and 2 hours Skyline - it says on the front of the bus which one you are doing) The audio guide works well and everyone gets their own headphones. I can only recommend Hop on/Hop off, everyone who hasn't been to Frankfurt should do it.

I love this type of tour! The bus tour offers a great opportunity to see the whole city in just a few hours with an excellent guide in headphones. Thank you very much for an interesting tour!

Great for getting an overview and some knowledge about the city! The driver was very friendly and skilfully drove through the sometimes very narrow streets!

Easy to find 1st stop at edge of Old town city square. Lines overlap in some sections but overall good info on city.

You learn a lot about the well-known and lesser-known places and have a pleasant physical strain.