Past and Present

City walk through the city centre of Frankfurt for groups

View of the half-timbered houses of the Ostzeile
View of the half-timbered houses of the Ostzeile - © Tourismus+Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main

This city walk through the old town centre (Römerberg) focuses on various aspects of Frankfurt’s colourful history, including its role as electoral site of German kings and host city for the coronation ceremonies of Holy Roman emperors. Frankfurt’s role as a free trade city and site of Germany’s first national assembly, held right here at St Paul’s Church in 1848, is also highlighted. Since 2018 the New Frankfurt Old Town is another important place of interest in the heart of the historical town centre. Here you'll find numerous architectonic eras and styles standing harmoniously side by side. The successful blend of old and new.

The tour covers an abundance of significant events within the smallest of geographical areas.

Inside viewings:

  • St. Paul’s Church (if accessible)
  • Emperor’s Cathedral
  • Emperor’s Hall (if accessible)

Meeting point:
In front of the main entrance of St. Paul´s Church, Paulsplatz

Two hours

Please note:

  • Emperors’ Hall and St Paul’s Church are two of the City of Frankfurt’s representative venues, often used to host official ceremonies. The Frankfurt Tourist+Congress Board is therefore unable to ensure accessibility to these two locations at all times
  • Interior viewings of Frankfurt Cathedral are not possible while church services are being held.

Prices inclusive 19% VAT:
140.00 € per tour guide for up to 25 persons

Further information concerning entrance fee for the Emperor's Hall:

Payment conditions:

For billing addresses within Germany:
- Payment due no later than three (3) weeks prior the tour date
- Short-term bookings (less than three weeks) require immediate payment

For billing addresses outside of Germany:
- Prepayment by credit card

Cancellation conditions:
- Cancellations submitted in writing at least fourteen (14) days prior to the date of the tour are free of charge.