Following Goethe's Footsteps

Guided city walk for groups


This excellent two hour guided walk for groups takes a closer look at the Frankfurt of Goethe’s time

Goethe was a Frankfurt native: “On the 28th of August, 1749, at the stroke of midday, I was born into the world in Frankfurt am Main.” In his autobiography, entitled “From My Life. Poetry and Truth”, Goethe shares stories from his colourful life, focusing in particular on the time between 1749 and 1775. This excellent guided tour also takes a closer look at the Frankfurt of Goethe’s time.

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


  • St. Paul's Church
  • New Old Town
  • Goethe House (from outside)
  • Rossmarkt
  • Hauptwache (memorial plaque at the Haus zum Goldenen Brunnen, residence of Goethe's mother after the sale of the original Goethe House)

Please note:
The tour actually does not include inside viewings. We recommend to visit the Goethe House prior or after the city tour.
Further information for the Goethe House: Goethe House