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Frankfurt: Guided Bike Tour

1. 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: 3-Hour Bike Tour

2. Frankfurt: 3-Hour 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.

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What people are saying about New Old Town Frankfurt

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 356 reviews

We were lucky and were the only ones who did the Frankfurt a. M. had booked. So the very nice guide could fully concentrate on us. It was a nice tour with good, sometimes amusing, information about the city and its history. We had booked the Sunday tour at 10.30am, which was very advantageous as it meant that there was relatively little traffic.

Very nice entertaining bike tour. Our guide Marvin was just great and his enthusiasm for Frankfurt, especially the architecture, was very contagious. I can fully recommend this tour :-)

A wonderful, informative bike tour with guide Marvin. We were very satisfied and would be happy to recommend this experience to others.

Everything went well, on time and very informative, super nice guide. Female unfortunately forgot the name

Nice guide, interesting tour and good information. RECOMMENDED!