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Frankfurt: 19th-Century Time Travel VR Experience

1. Frankfurt: 19th-Century Time Travel VR Experience

Travel back in time to the vibrant, everyday life of Frankfurt in the 19th century. Use virtual reality to adopt the role of a venerable merchant, just as if you had been there yourself. During your time-traveling experience, you will accompany the fictitious businessman, Theodor Riedel, through Frankfurt’s history at three exciting stops.  Start at the grocery store and learn about the trading city during the colonial period. Immerse yourself in the store's hustle and bustle, learn about the fragrant spices and exotic goods, and admire the shop's interior. Then, make a virtual visit to a private library. Learn about the ideas and ideals of the local citizens in the setting of a family's study.  Finally, take the virtual reality carriage ride, the highlight of your journey back in time to 1891. Board the carriage with Theodor Riedel and experience the charm of the flourishing trading city. With your VR headset, enjoy a 360° panoramic view of medieval half-timbered buildings and sublime Wilhelminian-style architecture. Along your virtual journey, you will also accompany Theodor on his own personal day of fate: find out if he can save the family’s legacy or if he will lose everything. Whether ruin or triumph, uncover the answer on your journey through time.

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Frankfurt Card: Experience Frankfurt at the Best Price

2. Frankfurt Card: Experience Frankfurt at the Best Price

Art and Culture Museums 50% Archaeological Museum Frankfurt Bible Experience Museum Anne Frank Educational Centre Dommuseum Museum of Comical Art German Architecture Museum German Film Museum Eintracht Frankfurt Museum ExperiMINTA ScienceCenter FrankfurtRheinMain Photography Forum Goethe-House and Goethe Museum Frankfurt Art Historical Museum Höchst Porcelaine Museum, Kronberger Haus Icon Museum of the City of Frankfurt Jewish Museum Junges Museum Frankfurt Museum of Modern Art Museum of Applied Arts Museum of Communication MUSEUM GIERSCH Museum Judengasse Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Shock-Haired Peter Museum at the Heinrich Hoffmann House Museum of Word Cultures Discount – reduced price on spot (discount up to €2 possible) Liebighaus Skulpturensammlung SCHIRN KUNSTHALLE FRANKFURT Städel Museum Stages: Alte Oper (discount only on proprietary events) – 15 % Oper Frankfurt (excluding premiers) – 15 % Papageno Musiktheater am Palmengarten (discount on evening performance, excluding special events and New Year's Eve) – 20 % Schauspiel Frankfurt – 15 % The English Theater – 25 % Sightseeing: Daily walking tour Tourismus + Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main – 20 % Airport Tour “Starter Tour” (for full paying guests) – 20 % Blue Bus (ETS GmbH + Co KG) – City Tour Frankfurt – 20 % Red Bus (Frankfurt Sightseeing GmbH) – Skyline Tour - 20 % Frankfurter Personenschifffahrt Primus Linie (Skyline Tour) – 20 % Köln-Düsseldorfer Deutsche Rheinschifffahrt GmbH (Panoramafahrten) – 20 % Segway Tour (discount for the 3-hour Tour) – 20 % Shopping: Apfelweinkontor – 10 % Hessen Shop (excluding books) – 10% KULTUROTHEK Frankfurtladen (excluding books) - 10% Tourist Information Römer und Main Central station (selected souvenirs) – 20 % Wertheim Village / The Bicester Village Shopping Collection: 10 % Discount at participating brands on presentation at the Tourist Information in Wertheim Village 50 % Discount on Shopping Express from Frankfurt main central station to Wertheim Village and in return when presented to the bus driver MyZeil ShoppingCenter: 10 % discounts on all products Bering Concept Store BioTechUSA (except sale) Elbenwald Store (except books and media) Herbacin cosmetic GmbH (welcome gift extra) Olivia Burton Teahouse Ronnefeldt Attractions: MAIN TOWER – 20 % Palmengarten Frankfurt 50 % Brentanobad - 20 % Titus Therme - 20 % Eco Kart Frankfurt / Indoor Kartbahn (Discount on Racing Licence) – 100 % Schwarzlichthelden Minigolf (Reduction on the regular entrance fee (2 for 1) Redeemable daily until 6 p.m.) – 50 % Gastronomy: Häagen-Dasz Shop Frankfurt (on all ice cream products) - 20 % Häagen-Dazs Shops Frankfurt: Große Bockenheimer Strasse 46. Mannheimer Strasse 2-4 (im Hauptbahnhof), Liebfrauenberg 39 MyZeil ShoppingCenter: 10 % El Rayyan – Fine Lebanese Food Pommes Freunde (except drinks) C fruitbar (smoothies and milkshakes)

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Heidelberg 6-Hour Tour from Frankfurt

3. Heidelberg 6-Hour Tour from Frankfurt

Enjoy a morning tour to the romantic city of Heidelberg situated on the River Neckar, one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. It's simply magical. Visit the world-famous ruins of Heidelberg Castle, a stunning combination of architectural styles stretching from the Gothic period to the Renaissance. Stroll through the expansive courtyard and admire the views from the imposing terrace. Marvel at one of the largest wine barrels in the world. You then wander through the medieval town center. Here you will see the Old Bridge, the Karlstor, and the Church of the Holy Spirit. Admire the Haus zum Ritter (Knight's house) with its magnificent Renaissance façade and discover the old narrow lanes with their half-timbered houses. Heidelberg is also home to Germany’s oldest university and is full of interesting stories. And if you still have some time to spare, you can philosophize on Philophenweg (Philosophers' Way) or discover the excellent regional wines – the two go together quite nicely.

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Welcome to Frankfurt: Private Tour with a Local

4. Welcome to Frankfurt: Private Tour with a Local

Transform the way you travel and make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get a welcome to Frankfurt from a local host eager to share all the tips and tricks to help you make the most of your stay. Meet at your hotel or Airbnb accommodation and get familiar with the neighborhood. Learn all the insider tips, such as the best places to eat and buy groceries. Find out the easiest ways to get around. Alternatively, arrange to meet at a central landmark or intersection to start your walking tour (minimum 2 hours). Upon booking, a guide will get in touch to confirm all the details, such as meeting place and time. They will also ask you some questions to get to know you better so that the tour can be completely customized for you. Benefit from the option of taking public transportation or a taxi to get around (at your expense) at any point during your tour. Put yourself in the capable hands of a local expert, and learn about the top things to see and do during your time in the city. By the end, you will feel more comfortable navigating on your own, and confident that you have all the information you need.

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Frankfurt Scary Tour

5. Frankfurt Scary Tour

The guided tour starts at the well-known Paulskirche. Walk through the old town of Frankfurt and see various sights including Römer, Justitiabrunnen, Hinter dem Lämmchen, Rotes Haus and Goldene Waage. From the beginning of the tour, find yourself in the middle of a satirical theater play with masked actors themed around the 'Bride of Satan'. Learn about the Bride's past life in Frankfurt and how the old houses looked in the past. Find out what this past has to do with hell.

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Frankfurt: Historic Center Walking Tour

6. 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

7. 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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From Frankfurt: Heidelberg & Rothenburg Full-Day Tour

8. From Frankfurt: Heidelberg & Rothenburg Full-Day Tour

Two of southern Germany's most charming communities offer a look at the country's medieval charm. You'll see the romantic city of Heidelberg and the historic town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Your journey begins with a morning tour to Heidelberg. Tour the famous Heidelberg Castle for a look at the long courtyard, the mighty terrace, and one of the largest wine barrels in the world, and then take a walk in the city's medieval center to marvel at the Old Bridge, Karl's Gate, the Church of the Holy Spirit, and the House of the Knights, as well as the oldest university in Germany. Next, follow the Romantic Road into the uplands of Bavaria for a visit to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the best-preserved medieval town in Germany. High above the Tauber River valley, the picturesque old lanes and the castle garden give you a look at the elegance of another era. See the wood-carved altar of St. Jakobs Church and marvel at half-timbered houses, the city gates, and the mighty Renaissance Town Hall. In the afternoon, take some leisure time to explore the town on your own. Look for the local delicacy called a "Schneeball," a fried dough ball with many different toppings before you meet your group for your journey back to Frankfurt.

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Frankfurt: "The Sandman" Nightmarish Walking Tour

9. 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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Hohenzollern Castle: Full-Day Tour from Frankfurt

10. Hohenzollern Castle: Full-Day Tour from Frankfurt

Journey into the mountains of the Swabian Alps to visit one of the most remarkable fortresses in Germany. This day trip takes you through the charming woodland in the south of Germany, on a journey filled with history and stories from the height of the House of Hohenzollern. Depart Frankfurt for the drive south into the forests of Baden-Wurttemberg. Get an outstanding look at the isolated peak of Hohenzollern as the mountain rises over the countryside, crowned by the majestic 19th-century castle that stands atop its peak.  As you step onto the castle grounds, your guide will explain how an earlier fortress built on this mountain lent its name to the family dynasty that would rise to rule the kingdom of Prussia and become emperors of Germany. Reflect on 1,000 years of heritage, from Friedrich I to Wilhelm II, as you explore the mighty ramparts, courtyard, and towers. Take spectacular photographs of the surrounding lands. Next, follow your guide into the grand halls and exquisitely furnished rooms, where old paintings, porcelain, and works of gold and silver rest among artifacts from the Hohenzollern dynasty. Take a look at a uniform that belonged to Frederick the Great and the crown of Kaiser Wilhelm II before you depart for your journey back to Frankfurt.

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What people are saying about Frankfurt

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 128 reviews

on 8th December we were only 3 ppl taking the tour and it was so great, almost like a private one. Our guide was really funny and talkative and he knew every single detail we asked him. He was also explaining things through out the way. Very nice guy.

An excellent purchase if it was just used for use on the public transport network but add in the discounts available and it becomes a must buy!

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.

Yes it was such a lovely trip and worth all the money.