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Frankfurt: River Main Sightseeing Cruise with Commentary

Activity provider: Primus-Linie

Frankfurt: River Main Sightseeing Cruise with Commentary

Activity provider: Primus-Linie
Likely to sell out Booked 16 times yesterday

From US$ 12.50 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 16 times yesterday

Cruise the River Main in Frankfurt for views of the city’s skyline. See sights like the pubs of Sachsenhausen and the European Central Bank. Jump off at Gerbermühle and learn about the poet Goethe.

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Duration 50 - 100 minutes
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English, German
Audio guide included
English, German


  • Cruise the River Main and see Frankfurt's towering skyline from the water
  • Sail upstream or downstream, passing historic neighborhoods, museums and riverside pubs
  • Admire the historic Sachsenhausen district, one of the city's oldest and largest neighborhoods
  • Get panoramic views of Frankfurt’s Financial Center
  • Stop off at the renovated Gerbermühle and learn about Goethe
Full description

The 50- or 100-minutes boat trips depart from Eiserner Steg. The boat leaves every hour. You have can choose between either 50/100 minutes downstream or 50/100 minutes upstream. Sailing towards Griesheim, see the urban areas of Frankfurt towards the Western harbor. Here you have a wonderful view of the skyscrapers of Frankfurts Financial Center or you can enjoy the museums along the embankment, for example the Städel. The ship will turn around before the Griesheim lock. At 12h00 the tour will take you upstream. Sail past the beautiful embankments of the river main towards the Eastern harbor of the city. You can see the district Sachsenhausen and its museum embankment. You will have the chance to get off at "Gerbermühle", a historic landmark to Frankfurt's poet Goethe. All tours are accompanied by commentaries in English and German.

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Meeting point

Eiserner Steg, Frankfurt

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  • Boats leave every hour and on Sunday and Public Holidays even every half hour.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 977 reviews

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Except for parking, everything was great, the staff was smart and friendly, they even served us, even though the description said self-service. What was explained was also short and sweet, what you need to know was said. Regret only having done the 50 minutes, will do the 100 minutes again in September.

July 31, 2022

The tour is excellent value for money. We thoroughly enjoyed cruising along the skyline for 100 minutes on a warm summer afternoon. Therefore full stars. BUT: We were at the so-called "meeting point" 45 minutes before the start, looking for a person or a GetYour Guide sign. Finally, we queued up at the ticket counter of the Primus shipping company, where the voucher was exchanged for a ticket without hesitation. If GetYuor Guide had communicated this beforehand, they would have saved us a lot of searching and waiting. On the boat itself you could have drinks and food, but only if you got it yourself at the bar. But then you miss the commentary on sightseeing. Most people would have liked to eat and drink, but no one wanted to miss out. By the way, the comments are in the wrong place. For example, we were already filming with the ship when it was said that we were going to the container port, etc.

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July 18, 2022

It was fantastic weather, so you could sit on the sun deck. In addition a piece of Sacher Torte, coffee and water, perfect. The service was extremely friendly. The nature of the audio accompaniment was appealing and some things that could not have been explored by land routes were fantastic to see here.

April 14, 2022

Product ID: 34066