Old St Nicholas Church

Old St Nicholas Church: Our most recommended tours and activities

Frankfurt: Skip-the-Line Main Tower & Old Town Private Tour

1. Frankfurt: Skip-the-Line Main Tower & Old Town Private Tour

There is no better way to admire Frankfurt’s skyline than from the observation deck of the 4th tallest skyscraper in Germany. You will have the best time with a Private Guide who will point out all the important landmarks. Enjoy the breathtaking views with live commentary on Frankfurt’s history. During the 2-hours tour, you will see the outside of the Frankfurt Cathedral with its Gothic-style architecture and Renaissance frescoes. The guide will lead you through the charming New Old Town towards the historical Römerberg with its characteristic line of timber houses, the iconic 15th century Römer town hall, Old St Nicholas Church and Fountain of Justice. You will also pass by St Paul’s Church, which is an important memorial to the start of German democracy. The main attraction of this tour will be the Main Tower, located in the bustling banking district. We provide skip-the-line tickets to give you a better experience. Visit the observation deck on the 55th floor to get the best views of Frankfurt’s impressive skyline. You will see the tallest skyscrapers in Germany, the magnificent Old Opera, the whole of Old Town with the Frankfurt Cathedral, and the Dreikönigskirche on the other side of the Main River. This is the best place to see all of Frankfurt’s highlights at once and take amazing photos. Choose the 3-hours option if you'd like to visit the inside of Frankfurt Cathedral. You will discover its important role as the religious counterpart of the royal palace and admire its stunning interior. There are vaulted ceilings, intricately carved altar backdrops, statutes, painting and stained-glass windows.

Frankfurt: Old Town Wonders Exploration Game

2. Frankfurt: Old Town Wonders Exploration Game

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.

Frankfurt: Private Walking Tour with Relaxing Cruise

3. Frankfurt: Private Walking Tour with Relaxing Cruise

"On this tour you will discover Frankfurt’s most interesting landmarks with commentary on the city’s history and culture. Add a touch of adventure to sightseeing by joining an exclusive cruise to see the city’s impressive skyline from the Main River. The 2-hours walking tour will start at St Paul’s Church, which is an important memorial to the start of German democracy. Your Private Guide will provide interesting commentary on German history as you will pass the Goethe’s House and the Gutenberg Monument commemorating the Printing Revolution in Europe. You will stroll through Frankfurt banking district to enjoy the impressive modern office towers and skyscrapers, such as the Commerzbank Tower, Tanustrum, Eurotower and Main Tower. You will also see the historical Römerberg with its characteristic line of timber houses, the iconic 15th century Römer town hall, Old St Nicholas Church and Fountain of Justice. You will follow the so-called “coronation route” through the narrow streets of New Frankfurt Old Town towards the Frankfurt Cathedral. Also known as the Imperial Cathedral, this amazing Gothic structure plays an important role in the general history of Frankfurt as the religious counterpart of the royal palace. Finally, you will reach the Mainkai riverfront road and join an exclusive cruise along the Main River. You can go either downriver or upriver, depending on the time of the departure. Upriver you will see landmarks such as the Dreikönigskirche, Main Plaza, Literature House, the industrial memorial site Ruhrorter Werft - Frankfurt-Ost and the Gerbermühle. Downriver you will see Städel Museum, Commerzbank and University Hospital. The guide will not accompany you on a cruise but you will enjoy the informative audio guide. During the 3-hours tour you will get to know Frankfurt even better. You will walk past Goethe Statue on the Goetheplatz and through Goethestraße, a high-end shopping street open since 1892. You will see one of the city’s top attractions, the Old Opera on the Opernplatz. This grand 19th century concert hall is known for its beautiful Renaissance-style architecture and detail. "

Frankfurt: Skip-the-line Städel Museum with Guided City Tour

4. Frankfurt: Skip-the-line Städel Museum with Guided City Tour

Discover Frankfurt's finest art museum, the Städel Museum, with skip-the-line entry. Learn all about the art history of one of the oldest museums in the city, and immerse yourself in the stunning collection. Afterward, take a guided walk through the Old Town and stroll along the Main River. Meet your guide at the entrance to the Stadel Museum, and skip-the-line to the museum embankment. Founded in 1817, it is one of the oldest museums in the entire city and hosts one of the largest art history collections in all of Germany. Walk through the museum, seeing over 3000 paintings, 600 cultures, and 4500 photographs. Experience displays of modern and classic European art, from seven centuries. Travel through time from the early 14th-century, to the Late Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and then into the Modern periods. Find works by French impressionist painters, like Claude Monet, Cubist master, Pablo Picasso, and contemporary artist, Francis Bacon. Admire the painting of portraits, life in nature, religious events, history, natural phenomena, and other thought-provoking themes of humanity. Listen to your guide's expert commentary, ask as many questions as you want, and dig deeper into the artistic masterpieces. Take the extra option to then embark on a sightseeing tour of the Frankfurt Old Town. Stroll the museum embankment, along the Main River. Cross the Iron Footbridge, with its padlocks placed there by romantic couples. Discover the market square and many other important sites.

Frankfurt: A Self-Guided Audio Tour by Smartphone

5. Frankfurt: A Self-Guided Audio Tour by Smartphone

Explore the city of Frankfurt on a self-guided audio tour. You will receive the instructions on your voucher after booking. Visit the Old Town, St. Paul's Church, and more at your own pace with the help of an audio guide.  Download the app and start your near the Opera House. You will walk through the modern shopping heart of the Altstadt, discovering the stock market. Hear about the bull and bear statues and the statues at the stock exchange. Marvel at the Goethe's house, a garden, the new town, and much more along the way. You will also learn about why Hitler hated Frankfurt so much. Listen to the audio guide and know why the old Hühnermark was rebuilt and how the town hall came to be called the Römer.  You will walk through the indoor market and sample the famous fleischwurst from Schreibers or pick up other goodies from stalls. Try the Rollanderhof stall at the indoor market or, Balthasar’s Wine Bar on the Hühnermarkt for some top-quality wines. Soak in the views of the main river while listening to the story of Zeppelin wurst. During the tour, choose to pause the app at any time to take a break or spend more time seeing the sights. Delve deeper into the fascinating history of the city on this informative tour.

Frankfurt: Private City Center Sightseeing Walking Tour

6. Frankfurt: Private City Center Sightseeing Walking Tour

Enjoy a guided walking tour of central Frankfurt, home to Germany’s only high-rise skyline. Find out about the German capital of finance and see top sights like Römerberg Square, St. Paul’s Church, and the birthplace of the writer Goethe. Meet your local guide at Frankfurt's main train station and begin your walking tour. Stroll past the highest building in the city at Commerzbank Tower which contrasts with the imposing 95-meter-tall Frankfurt Cathedral. Admire the Cathedral's Gothic Imperial architecture before crossing the 19th-century iron Eiserner Steg footbridge. Gaze out over the Main River, the high-rise skyline, and the museum embankment as you cross the bridge. Pass by the medieval Town Hall which lies on the picturesque Römerberg Square. Walk by the the Kaiserdom (Imperial Cathedral) and Paulskirche (St. Paul’s Church). Hear about how Paulskirche is the cradle of German democracy. Look up at the towering headquarters of many global banking players, such as Commerzbank Tower built by world-famous British architect Sir Norman Foster. View the Goethehaus, where the German classical literature genius Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born. Learn about the life and times in Frankfurt during the 18th century in Goethe's formative years. Get a glimpse of Frankfurt’s history and its development from a medieval trade center and coronation location to an international capital of finance and business.

Frankfurt: Old Town Smartphone Audio Tour

7. Frankfurt: Old Town Smartphone Audio Tour

Explore Frankfurt's Old Town on a smartphone tour with insightful commentary. Hear the history behind each turn as you follow your route map and see highlights, including the Carolingian Ruins and St. Paul's Church. After installing the app, start your audio tour near St. Paul's Church, the “cradle of German democracy.” Admire the stunning architecture of the old Hühnermarkt and scout out the hidden post-modernist houses along the route. Visit a reconstructed medieval courtyard, and find your way to Roman and Carolingian Ruins. Hear interesting facts and stories about the city, including the city's namesake and the story behind the mural of Charlemagne. Pause the tour at any time to take a break, make a detour, or spend more time at one location. Enjoy unlimited access after booking, including a virtual tour after your stay.

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What people are saying about Old St Nicholas Church

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 50 reviews

Nice walk with relevant information about the background of the streets and buildings. Problems are not too easy, to be able to answer them you have to be a little careful. Very nice way to explore the city!

A great way to explore the old city of Frankfurt, on your own or as a family or group, in 90 minutes. Also with the possibility to take a break in a cafe or at the banks of Main. I loved it.

Mam needs a bit to get in, but then it's pretty entertaining and you see something of the city :) I can only recommend it

Great experience, interesting information with exciting puzzles. My teenage daughter really liked it, had a lot of fun.

Except for the initial registration and installing apps, and the initial English instructions, it was great overall.