City Tour | Museum Tour
with your personal tour guide
Frankfurt | Great history | Famous personalities
For centuries, the name Frankfurt has been synonymous with money, power and luxury, but also with civic patronage, art and life. The city's famous personalities include the the naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian, the poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and Heinrich Hoffmann, the psychiatrist and author of the famous children's book "Struwwelpeter". The philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer was also born in Frankfurt, as was Otto Hahn, the founder of nuclear chemistry.
Starting point of the democratic movement in Germany
After having briefly been the capital of the East Frankish Empire in the early Middle Ages, Frankfurt later never again attained the rank of a ruler's residence. It is true that kings were elected and emperors crowned in Frankfurt. But instead of courtly splendor, the bourgeois spirit of a free imperial city developed here, out of which the democratic movement in Germany began in 1848. It was not the nobility but the bourgeois patronage that promoted art and culture.
One of the most successful cities in Europe
Embark with us on a search for traces. Discover one of the most successful cities in Europe, whose history began on the small top of the Cathedral Hill and from there developed into the fifth largest city in Germany and the most important economic metropolis in Europe.
During the varied walk through the European city, culinary delights and Frankfurt specialties will of course not be missed out. We will give you tips on gastronomic highlights, boat restaurants on the banks of the Main and typical apple wine taverns in Frankfurt's cult quarter Sachsenhausen.
Private city tour with a professional guide
Meeting point and starting point for the city tour is your hotel. The stops of the guided tour include listed ensembles and historic buildings (visiting the buildings only from the outside):
* Domberg, where the city originated.
* Römerberg und Römer, Frankfurt's town square and town hall since the 15th century.
* The "New Old Town", narrow streets and picturesque corners with reconstructed old buildings and new houses.
* The Hauptwache, until 1866 the seat of the Frankfurt city militia.
* The Alte Oper (1873/80), an expression of the self-confidence of Frankfurt's Bourgoisie under Prussian rule.
* The Zeil, one of the most famous and highest-turnover shopping streets in Germany.
* The Paulskirche, seat of the first German National Assembly in 1848.
* The Eiserne Steg (1868), an pedestrian bridge over the Main River between the Old Town and Sachsenhausen.
* The Städel Museum, one of the most important art collections in Germany, originating from a civic foundation (1815).
* Other museum buildings along the museum embankment.
* A walk through the Sachsenhausen district, Frankfurt's cult quarter.
* Along the way, magnificent views of the European Central Bank building and the skyline of Frankfurt's banking district, which has earned the city on the Main River the nickname Ma(i)nhattan.
The order of stops depends on the starting point of the tour. Duration of the city tour about 4 hours. On the way there are possibilities for rest, snack or meal with Frankfurt specialties. (Additional costs not included in the price of the city tour).
Museum tour with an experienced art historian
For art lovers we offer museum visits with art-historical guided tours.
In the old town you can visit the Kunsthalle Schirn with changing exhibitions and the Museum für Moderne Kunst. The Frankfurter Kunstverein, one of the oldest in Germany, is dedicated to contemporary art. The Archaeological Museum and the Historical Museum provide insight into the city's development over the centuries. The Diocesan Museum and the Jewish Museum are dedicated to the traditions of the two monotheistic religions.
On the Museum Embankment in Sachsenhausen, the monumental Städel Museum attracts visitors with its important holdings of European art spanning 700 years. The neighboring Liebieghaus Sculpture Museum, housed in a palatial historicist villa, hosts a valuable collection spanning 5,000 years of the history of sculpture, ranging in time from Ancient Egypt to Classicism.
Not far away is the Museum of Applied Art. Also on the banks of the Main River are the German Museum of Architecture and the German Film Institute and Film Museum.
The selection from the series of these museums as well as the duration of the tour will be made according to your wishes and prior arrangement. We will be happy to give you recommendations for these and other museums in Frankfurt, e.g. the Senckenberg Naturmuseum of Natural History.
The private tour is reserved exclusively for you and your group.
No other persons will participate.
City tour with a professional guide | Approx. 4 hours
Fee on request
Museum tour guided by an art historian | Approx. 4 hours
Guided tour through the exhibition
Fee on request
It is strongly recommended to request the date for a tour early, at least two weeks before the planned visit.