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Frankfurt: Old Town Wonders Exploration Game and Tour

1. Frankfurt: Old Town Wonders Exploration Game and Tour

Discover Frankfurt’s fascinating history and attractions while you solve clues around the Old Town. Explore this beautiful German city by playing a quest with your friends, significant other, or family. Embark on an adventure where each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won't need a map, a GPS, or a guide. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. Book the quest and receive your access code by email that can be used in the app. The tour will take you up to two hours to complete, but there’s no time limit, so go at your own pace. You won't need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and be ready to begin the adventure. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphones. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk. Or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the other groups. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group and meet the group at the end.

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Frankfurt: Urban Adventure Game

2. Frankfurt: Urban Adventure Game

Discover the city of Frankfurt with a fun and interactive game. The tour starts from a central square in the city center and will lead you past important monuments and interesting sights. All throughout the route, clues are waiting for you — puzzles, hints, and riddles.  All you need is a clever team of 2 to 6 people, a charged smartphone or tablet with approximately 100 MB of mobile internet, a pen, and the game map. This is a self-guided experience so you can start to play whenever you like. Complete the game in 2-3 hours, or take breaks for coffee, lunch, or shopping.

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Welcome to Frankfurt: Private Tour with a Local

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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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Frankfurt: Bad Homburg Scary Tour - The Eyes of Hell

7. Frankfurt: Bad Homburg Scary Tour - The Eyes of Hell

Welcome to Bad Homburg. Enjoy a 1-hour walk through the city and the curepark with a scary theater play. Your journey into the darkness will start at the beautifully renovated construction of the historical train station, Bad Homburg. Two masked men will await you. One of them will warn you of a mysterious thread. Will you dare to follow these shady men into the curepark? There you will see some mineral springs, constructed at the time of Emperor Wilhelm 2, and the building of the local casino. But be on your guard because the killers out of nowhere and the black order are sneaking around this place. Will your guide protect you from them or has he got other plans for you? The origin of this madness lies in a 3 decades long war but its terrible outcome now again appears in the here and now.

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Frankfurt: "The Sandman" Nightmarish Walking Tour

8. 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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Frankfurt: Guided Bike Tour

9. Frankfurt: Guided Bike Tour

Your tour begins at the heart of Sachsenhausen, one of the most popular neighborhoods in the city. Here, cycle past 19th-century buildings, as well as trendy bars, cozy cafés and a wide range of restaurants. Ride along the narrow streets to reach the painter's quarter, where you can admire several art institutions and museums. Continue towards the Old Town, where you can see the home of the Goethe family and St Paul's Church, the cradle of German democracy. Continue towards the opera buildings to experience the iconic Frankfurt skyline. Take a small detour to the Frankfurt Stock Exchange to admire the popular bull and bear motif.  Back in the center, marvel at the modern landmark of the city: the European Central Bank tower. Cycle past some of the city's most popular bars, along the elegant new bridge to the Gerbermühle, Goethe's former summer residence, which has been converted into a popular restaurant. The tour ends back at the starting point.

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Frankfurt: Smartphone Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

10. Frankfurt: Smartphone Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

Discover the magic of Frankfurt with an immersive smartphone tour. Interact with attractions in the city by solving location-based riddles on this walking tour. Figure out the answers to puzzles outside of ten Frankfurt attractions.  Start at the Alte Brücke bridge which has spanned the Main river since the middle ages. Finish at the grand Alte Oper which was rebuilt in the 1970s. Follow clues at each attraction to find your next location. Feel the satisfaction of solving each riddle. Have the freedom to start or stop the tour whenever you want. Make your way through the city at your own pace. Unlock facinating information and facts about the city. Capture as many pictures as you want. 

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What people are saying about Hessen

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 123 reviews

A very cool alternative if you want to explore the city but don't feel like a boring guided tour. My girlfriend and I had a lot of fun and we were able to discover the beautiful corners of Frankfurt in a playful way. In terms of price, it is also totally okay. We recommend!

It was very, very interesting, well played and performed. There were three of us and we also learned a lot of new things. We had a lot of fun and we will do more scary tours. We say thank you very much and continue by us for this great performance 5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

A very good overview of the history of Frankfurt. Not too many numbers but the essentials. Interesting anecdotes and short stories about the older and more recent past of Frankfurt. I can only warmly recommend it.

El tour nos ha gustado mucho, Fede ha contado muchas cosas interesantes. Totally recommendable.

The guide Federico, very friendly, attentive and very well prepared