Hessen Culinary & nightlife

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Frankfurt: Night Pub Crawl through Alt-Sachsenhausen

1. Frankfurt: Night Pub Crawl through Alt-Sachsenhausen

Discover Frankfurt on a group tour with a guaranteed fun factor. Visit 3 bars and 1 club on a pub crawl, enjoy free shots, and make new friends. After receiving your VIP wristband at the meeting point, head off toward Alt-Sachsenhausen to begin your pub crawl. Spend about an hour at each of the 3 bars and the final club. As you travel between bars, enjoy free shots all night, while stocks last. At each bar, make new friends and discover Frankurt's trendy party district.

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: Walking Food Tour with Tastings

3. Frankfurt: Walking Food Tour with Tastings

Join a guided food tour around Frankfurt and meet fellow food lovers. Enjoy a culinary experience exploring up to 3-4 food spots famous amongst the locals, and taste unique dishes. Meet your guide at the central square Willy-Brandt-Platz to begin your journey. Feeling hungry? No worries, we hope you have brought your appetite as you will be tasting lots of delicious dishes on this walking tour. Taste the best signature dishes from different countries in popular restaurants, cafes, and hidden tasting spots. Get to know multicultural food specialties and find out insider information from your guide about the concept of the different food spots that some locals don't even know. Share unique dishes, a diversity of savory dishes, sweet desserts, and drinks. Enjoy an unforgettable tasting adventure together with other foodies. 

Frankfurt: Bachelor or Bachelorette Party Pub Crawl

4. Frankfurt: Bachelor or Bachelorette Party Pub Crawl

Enjoy an exciting pub crawl without the stress of planning one yourself. Whether a birthday party, bachelor or bachelorette party or a work outing, this private tour through the pub quarter of Frankfurt promises an unforgettable experience. Let your guide lead you through 4 of Frankfurt's hippest hotspots without the worry of waiting in line to get in. The itinerary includes 3 Bars and 1 Club! Enjoy free shots at various bars on the tour and even a few along the way. Please note when booking from where you would like to be picked up in Sachsenhausen and your private bar tour begins from there.

From Rüdesheim: 1.5-Hour Boat Cruise with Wine Tasting

5. From Rüdesheim: 1.5-Hour Boat Cruise with Wine Tasting

Embark on a journey with famous names of history onboard a Rhine ship and enjoy a cruise along one of Europe’s oldest trade routes, passing by former toll castles and robber baron nests. Victor Hugo, Goethe, and Heinrich Heine are onboard with you in spirit as your guides to the most beautiful places, through which the Middle Rhine Valley becomes the source of the Rhine Romanticism. This section of the Rhine is home to more castles than anywhere else. Admire Rheinstein Castle, Reichenstein Castle (Trechtingshausen), the ruins of Ehrenfels Castle, and the fabled Mouse Tower of Binger Loch. See the Nahe river flow into the Rhine and marvel at Klopp Castle before continuing on to the Niederwald Monument with the Germania and the Niederwald Temple in Osteinpark. Explore the village of Assmannhausen, which is known for its red wine, as well as the flourishing town of Bingen and the world-famous Rüdesheim. Along the way, taste four wines under the expert guidance of a Rüdesheim winemaker, enjoy fresh pretzels, and take a souvenir glass home with you.

Frankfurt: Private German Beer Tasting Tour in Old Town

6. Frankfurt: Private German Beer Tasting Tour in Old Town

Join a local beer expert on an exclusive beer tasting tour at the best beer halls, pubs, and breweries in Frankfurt’s Old Town. Find out what Reinheitsgebot is and how it impacts the craft beer scene in Germany. Immerse yourself in local culture and fall in love with authentic German beer. Meet your guide and head to your first amazing beer venue, favored by locals and giving a well-worn, authentic feel to your experience. Enjoy a fun and entertaining host, as you taste popular, regional, and craft beers from major breweries and independent brewpubs in Frankfurt. Enjoy 4 different types of beer, including 2 craft beers straight from the tap. Learn about the characteristics of each and discover interesting facts about the brewing traditions and the Reinheitsgebot purity law in Germany. If you want even more out of this tour, opt for the 3 and 4-hour tours, with even more time and more beer to explore. Perfect for celebrating birthdays, or bachelor parties, take the chance to customize your tour, since it's completely private. With the 3-hour option, come on an empty stomach and receive traditional German appetizers, including hot starters and snacks. For even more, go with the 4-hour option, and discover the Hessian culinary specialties, giving you a completely local experience of German beer culture.

Frankfurt: German Food & Frankfurt Old Town Private Tour

7. Frankfurt: German Food & Frankfurt Old Town Private Tour

Join a local food guide on an exclusive tour of Old Town and discover dishes, desserts, and beers that are made based on centuries-old recipes. Taste the essence of Frankfurt and see Romer, St Paul’s Church, Frankfurt Cathedral, and much more. During the 2.5-hour tour, your guide will introduce you to Heissan cuisine, which fuses North German and South German cuisine to create new original dishes dominated by a remarkably sour taste. Between sightseeing of St. Paul’s Church (Paulskirche), the adorable Gothic-style Romer city hall, and other Old Town highlights, you'll visit a traditional restaurant and pastry shop for a fun and cultural tasting experience. Among some of the local meat delicacies, you'll find Frankfurt-style German sausages, such as Frankfurter Würstchen (short Frankfurter) and Frankfurter Rindswurst (pure beef sausage). Taste a local soup like a traditional Goulash, and the delicious eggs in the Frankfurt-style green sauce. For a dessert, you must try Apfelstrudel (Apple strudel) or the famous Frankfurter Kranz, which is considered a reminiscence of Frankfurt as the coronation city of the Holy Roman emperors. A cup of tea/coffee and 1 soda drink are also included in the price. Join the 3,5-hour tour to try more delicious dishes! This option includes a visit to 2 restaurants and 1 pastry shop, meaning that you'll feast on not one but two full meals and a dessert. On the extended menu, find Kartoffelklöße (potato dumplings), Döppekuchen (fried potatoes), as well as 1 type of popular German beer. It'll be an unforgettable experience filled with lots of information about Frankfurt’s history, culture, and heritage. The 5-hour tour combines exploring Frankfurt's Old Town with an intimate food and beer tasting experience that'll make you feel as if you’re one of the locals. See sights such as Frankfurt Cathedral and the scenic Main Embankment featuring numerous museums. Your guide will invite you to 4 different venues (no pastry shop), where you'll find a variety of delicious German dishes and 8 different types of beer. Get an appreciation for the local craft beer scene that bypassed the German Beer Purity Law to create new, unique beer flavors.

Frankfurt: Wine Bar Guided Walking Tour with Tastings

8. Frankfurt: Wine Bar Guided Walking Tour with Tastings

Discover the wines from the Rheinhessen wine region in Germany on this guided walking tour to two wine bars in Frankfurt's charming Old Town. Awaken your inner wine connoisseur as you try a variety of locally produced wines in a great atmosphere. Have the option to choose between a tour to 2 wine bars with 4 wine tastings, or pick a tour that includes a walking tour of the highlights in the Old Town, as well as 5 local wines at two wine bars paired with appetizers. Follow your guide on a journey through the long winemaking history of the region. Hear about what variety of grapes are cultivated in the local vineyards and what styles of wine are produced. Learn how to read German wine labels. With the first tour, sip on 4 types of wine that your guide will pick for you based on their experience and your personal preferences. Each of the served wines will be thoroughly explained in terms of their origins and characteristics. Engage all of your senses during the tasting. During the second tour, head to Frankfurt’s Old Town to uncover local history, culture and heritage. See highlights such as St. Paul’s Church (Paulskirche), the iconic Gothic-style Romer, and the Market Square. Stop in at 2 wine bars for a tasting of 5 different wines with paired appetizers like regional cheese delicacies.

Frankfurt: Private Premium Pub Crawl Tour Tour

9. Frankfurt: Private Premium Pub Crawl Tour Tour

Enjoy an exciting pub crawl without the stress of planning one yourself. Whether a birthday party, bachelor or bachelorette party or a work outing, this private tour through the pub quarter of Frankfurt promises an unforgettable experience. Let your guide lead you through 5 of Frankfurt's hippest hotspots without the worry of waiting in line to get in. The itinerary includes a traditional Hessian apple wine bar, an Irish pub, and a cocktail bar. End the tour in a karaoke bar and close the night on a literal high note. Enjoy free shots at various bars on the tour. Among other things, receive special extras such as tiaras or key chains for all participants. Please note when booking from where you would like to be picked up in Sachsenhausen and your private bar tour begins from there.

Idstein: Ultimate Rum Tasting Experience

10. Idstein: Ultimate Rum Tasting Experience

Embark on the ultimate taste experience of pure rum with a spirits expert. Get an introduction to the history of rum and learn the basics of rum production. Follow your guide through the evening who'll share stories about your favorite drink. In between, enjoy appetizers and bread to neutralize. Many great rums can easily compete with cognacs, whiskies, and other noble spirits. Light rums are commonly used for cocktails, while "golden" and "dark" rums are mostly drunk pure. The tasting program varies from date to date, possible samples would be: Bacardi 8 AnosBayou SelectDon PapaEl DoradoAngostura 1919Botucal Reserva Ecxlusiva Ron de Jeremy Single Batch XXXO Rum El Ron Prohibido Reserva J. Bally Rhum Vieux Agricole Habitation Velier Forsyths WP 502 Ron Millonario Atlantico Gran Reserva Private Cask Rum and Cane Merchants Asia Pacific XO

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Great guided bike tour for everyone! It was totally comfortable, there was no rush and if someone didn't make it past the green phase, they waited. For us it was around 14 km. We saw some things and were told great stories, dates and facts. At this point a compliment to our tour guide Marvin Afterwards there was a tip where you can go and have a great apple wine and possibly a hand cheese with music. The tour is really highly recommended! Many Thanks

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.

A great tour, nice and competent tour guide Marvin, perfectly chosen stops, there was something for all interests, good mix of bike tour and information. Highly Recommended!!!

A great afternoon, with a personable guide, Maria, who took us to 4 locations that we had previously overlooked (for whatever reason) - but will happily return

Nice way of getting to know the night life of the city and meeting new people!