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Frankfurt: River Main Sightseeing Cruise with Commentary

1. Frankfurt: River Main Sightseeing Cruise with Commentary

The 50- or 100-minutes boat trips depart from Eiserner Steg. The boat leaves every hour. You have can choose between either 50/100 minutes downstream or 50/100 minutes upstream. Sailing towards Griesheim, see the urban areas of Frankfurt towards the Western harbor. Here you have a wonderful view of the skyscrapers of Frankfurts Financial Center or you can enjoy the museums along the embankment, for example the Städel. The ship will turn around before the Griesheim lock. At 12h00 the tour will take you upstream. Sail past the beautiful embankments of the river main towards the Eastern harbor of the city. You can see the district Sachsenhausen and its museum embankment. You will have the chance to get off at "Gerbermühle", a historic landmark to Frankfurt's poet Goethe. All tours are accompanied by commentaries in English and German.

Frankfurt: Guided Bike Tour

2. Frankfurt: Guided Bike Tour

This bike tour is ideal for both Frankfurt old-timers and new visitors to the city. The tour offers the perfect mix of famous landmarks (the Römer, European Central Bank, the Goethe House, etc.), and insider tips. Your qualified tour guide will show you the most beautiful sides of Frankfurt. Your tour begins in the heart of Sachsenhausen, one of the most popular districts in the city. Numerous old buildings from the Gründerzeit period give the neighborhood its flair, as well as numerous trendy bars, cozy cafes, and a wide selection of restaurants and traditional cider taverns. Here traditional food is served in a rustic setting together with cider. Sachsenhausen was dominated by orchards up until the 19th century and apple cider was produced here. Cycle through small streets and the painters’ quarter to the southern banks of the Main River with the famous Museum Embankment. Here you will find the Städel Museum with the spectacular extension and the renowned exhibitions, the Liebieghaus, and the Museum of Applied Art. Cross over the Holbeinsteg bridge to the other side of the Main River and ride through Frankfurt’s old town. The Römer overlooks the old royal road leading to the Frankfurt Cathedral (which isn’t actually a cathedral) and the beautiful half-timbered buildings. St. Paul’s Church, the cradle of German democracy, is located only a few meters away. You will then ride along the Großer Hirschgraben to Goethe’s family residence. The famous writer was born here and spent his youth here. He impressively described this time in his autobiography Poetry and Truth. The green Alleenring was built on the former medieval line of defense in the 20th century. Cycle through the heart of the city on traffic-free roads to the new and old opera houses, and admire the impressive cityscape with its high-rise towers. A detour takes you to the old stock exchange with the popular motif of the bull and bear. Back on the Alleenring, you will cycle east of the city and return to the Main River. The new landmark of the city will then be located directly in front of you. The new tower of the European Central Bank (ECB) is the impressive counterpoint to the high-rise buildings located on the west side. One of the most popular bars in the city is situated right by the water, at the foot of the former wholesale market hall, which is now part of the ECB. The Oosten bar has a great terrace overlooking the city. Ride across the much acclaimed new bridge from the East Harbor back to the southern banks of the Main River, and make another detour to the Gerbermühle building. It was the former summer resort of the Willemer banking family. Goethe socialized here in 1814-1815 and was inspired by the daughter of the house in some of his works. The Gerbermühle building is now home to a popular restaurant. You will then cycle a few meters back to the starting point in Sachsenhausen, where the tour ends. At the end of the tour your tour guide will show you the traditional cider taverns in Frankfurt. The bike route takes you along quiet, traffic-free cycle paths and roads. Your tour guide will provide detailed information on the sights during regular stops along the way.

Frankfurt: Private Walking Tour with Relaxing Cruise

3. Frankfurt: Private Walking Tour with Relaxing Cruise

Discover the most famous landmarks of Frankfurt on a private walking tour with a guide. Visit St Paul’s Church, Goethe’s House, and other iconic places during the tour. Add a touch of adventure to sightseeing by joining an exclusive cruise to see the city’s impressive skyline from the main river. The 3-hour walking tour will start at St Paul’s Church, a memorial important to the start of German democracy. Your private guide will provide commentary on German history as you pass Goethe’s House and the Gutenberg Monument commemorating the Printing Revolution in Europe. You will stroll through the banking district to see skyscrapers, like the Commerzbank Tower, Tanustrum, Eurotower and Main Tower. You will also see the historical Römerberg with its characteristic line of timber houses, Römer town hall, Old St Nicholas Church and Fountain of Justice. Follow the coronation route through the narrow streets of New Frankfurt Old Town towards the Frankfurt Cathedral. Finally, you will reach the Mainkai riverfront road to join an exclusive cruise along the Main River. You can go either downriver or upriver, depending on the time of the departure. Upriver you will see landmarks such as the Dreikönigskirche, Main Plaza, Literature House, the industrial memorial site Ruhrorter Werft - Frankfurt-Ost and the Gerbermühle. Downriver you will see Städel Museum, Commerzbank and University Hospital. You will enjoy the informative audio guide on the cruise. On a 4-hour tour, you will get to know Frankfurt even better. You will walk past Goethe Statue on the Goetheplatz and through Goethestraße, a high-end shopping street open since 1892. See the city’s top attractions like the Old Opera on the Opernplatz. This grand 19th-century concert hall is known for its beautiful Renaissance-style architecture and detail.

Frankfurt: Skip-the-line Städel Museum with Guided City Tour

4. Frankfurt: Skip-the-line Städel Museum with Guided City Tour

Discover Frankfurt's finest art museum, the Städel Museum, with skip-the-line entry. Learn all about the art history of one of the oldest museums in the city, and immerse yourself in the stunning collection. Afterward, take a guided walk through the Old Town and stroll along the Main River. Meet your guide at the entrance to the Stadel Museum, and skip-the-line to the museum embankment. Founded in 1817, it is one of the oldest museums in the entire city and hosts one of the largest art history collections in all of Germany. Walk through the museum, seeing over 3000 paintings, 600 cultures, and 4500 photographs. Experience displays of modern and classic European art, from seven centuries. Travel through time from the early 14th-century, to the Late Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and then into the Modern periods. Find works by French impressionist painters, like Claude Monet, Cubist master, Pablo Picasso, and contemporary artist, Francis Bacon. Admire the painting of portraits, life in nature, religious events, history, natural phenomena, and other thought-provoking themes of humanity. Listen to your guide's expert commentary, ask as many questions as you want, and dig deeper into the artistic masterpieces. Take the extra option to then embark on a sightseeing tour of the Frankfurt Old Town. Stroll the museum embankment, along the Main River. Cross the Iron Footbridge, with its padlocks placed there by romantic couples. Discover the market square and many other important sites.

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What people are saying about Städel Museum

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4.4 / 5

based on 932 reviews

Our Tourgyde was just great, competent, uncomplicated and spontaneous; the group athletic and disciplined. The rental bikes were perfectly fine and the rental process without any problems. It was an all-round success, which we are happy to recommend.

Frankfurt from the Main was a whole new view. We booked the 100 minute ride, which is highly recommended. During the second part of the tour, the skyline was even more impressive and the view of Frankfurt was one I hadn't seen before.

It was very informative. Everything went very well with the booking. Highly recommended. The explanations were clear. Could have been a little louder, since the noise level is a bit louder due to children, among other things.

the tour was great! we sat on the roof, and we ordered coffee and beer. we went toward the west, more industrial side of the river. would recommend the longer tour

It was wonderful. 12:00 very good departure time. Then it got very crowded. Very friendly and good service on the ship.