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Frankfurt: Scary Sightseeing Tour with The Hangman

1. 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.

Frankfurt: "The Sandman" Nightmarish Walking Tour

2. 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, and finally at the Mainkai with a view of the museum banks (Museumsufer).

Frankfurt: Urban Adventure Game

3. 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.

Frankfurt: Old Town Wonders Exploration Game

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

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

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

Admire Frankfurt’s skyline from the observation deck of the 4th tallest skyscraper in Germany. You'll have a private guide who will point out all the important landmarks. Experience breathtaking views with live commentary on Frankfurt’s history. During the 2-hours tour, you'll 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. See the iconic 15th-century Römer town hall, Old St Nicholas Church, and Fountain of Justice. You'll 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. Don't worry about the long waiting lines, as you will have skip-the-line tickets. Go up to the observation deck on the 55th floor to get the best views of Frankfurt’s impressive skyline. 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. Discover its role as the religious counterpart of the royal palace and admire its stunning interior. Admire vaulted ceilings, intricately carved altar backdrops, statutes, paintings, and stained-glass windows.

Frankfurt: Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Tour

7. Frankfurt: Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Tour

Experience Frankfurt with an interactive scavenger hunt game played on your smartphone. Hunt for answers across the city from the glittering financial center to the cozy Old Sachsenhausen. Follow the trail through the old town, passing the Römer, Kaiserdom, and St. Paul's Church. Continue to the Hauptwache and marvel at the dizzying height of the Main Tower. Learn interesting facts and stories about the sights along the way. For each solved question or task, receive 10 safari points. If you need a hint to solve the question, you only get 5 safari points. At the end of the game, your safari points will be added. The higher your score, the higher your placement in the safari regional league table.

Frankfurt: Old Town Horror-Themed Private Walking Tour

8. Frankfurt: Old Town Horror-Themed Private Walking Tour

Experience the true horror stories of Frankfurt on a guided walking tour of the city. You will see iconic places like the Frankfurt Cathedral, Römer city hall, Old St Nicholas Church, and other monuments of the old town of Frankfurt. Start your tour at Iron Footbridge, known for its marvelous city views and padlocks attached by romantic couples. You will stroll along the iconic Mainkai riverside road towards the Frankfurt Cathedral. Admire the beauty of the soaring Gothic structure accompanied by the scary, dark stories. Next, you will follow the so-called Coronation route, the footsteps of former kings and emperors from the place of their crowning at the cathedral, to see the harmonious architecture of the New Old Town. Walkthrough the narrow alleys to hear more stories about ghosts and other hunting mischiefs. You will reach the Römerberg town square, to see the Fountain of Justice, medieval Römer city hall, the Gothic-style Old St Nicholas Church, and other monuments. Your private guide will tell tragic stories from the city's past, such as the Black Death pandemic that killed 2,000 Frankfurt citizens in only 72 days of the plague. You will pass by St Paul’s Church and St Catherine's Church to see the David and Goliath Sculpture. Know the story of David’s victory over the already dead Goliath of the Bible. Lastly, you will walk to the Eschenheim Tower, a city gate that was a part of the late-medieval fortifications of Frankfurt. Throughout the tour, hear about the myths, legends, and folklore from the German Middle Ages.

Frankfurt: Tour of Goethe House and Goethe's Old Town Trail

9. Frankfurt: Tour of Goethe House and Goethe's Old Town Trail

Discover the greatest German literary figure of the modern era, Jonathan Wolfgang Goethe, on a guided walking tour of the Geothe House and the Old Town Trail. Learn the true story of the writer's life by walking through his birthplace, Frankfurt. Meet your guide at the Frankfurt Cathedral, where young Goethe witnessed the preparations for the coronation ceremonies of German kings and emperors. Walk the charming Old Town streets and find yourself in Romerberg market square. Hear all about Geothe's adventures in the city as you make stops at the Gerbermyhle, Wilemer Hours, and the Old Town of Frankfurt-Hochst. Notably, the Statue of Goethe is a special monument to admire. After taking in his memorial, visit his childhood home where he created many of his impressive early works, including Gotz von Berlichingen, the original version of Faust, and The Sorrows of Young Werther. The house now works as a museum, paying homage to his life and works, with permanent exhibitions on the life of the entire family. Inside, find treasures such as a rare, 1745, pyramid piano, his famous puppet theatre, and writing room. Explore the extensive collection of 18th and 19th-century paintings, drawings, and busts that illustrate Goethe's many relationships, acquaintances, and life stages. Listen as your guide accounts a detailed overview of his life's literary, political, and scientific works.

Frankfurt: Private City Center Sightseeing Walking Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Römerberg

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4.4 / 5

based on 122 reviews

The executioner is really grandiose, the show informative and very entertaining. The executioner's voice and physical appearance are just perfect. The acting talent unique! Too bad it was still so bright (8:30 p.m.). So it's best to book as late as possible, that increases the scary effect even more. Definitely 5 stars from us. Must have participated!!!

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!

Very authentic and worth seeing! We had a very cool tour with interesting and above all unusual facts. Really only recommendable

A great tour and insight into the work of the executioner. The history of the city is not neglected either

Very well done guide. Definitely not a boring tour. Very authentic and lots of interesting information