First stop: Emperors’ Cathedral St Bartholomew

Between 1562 and 1792, Emperors’ Cathedral served as the coronation site of eight emperors and two kings. Just a short while ago, you would have experienced first-hand the coronation of Joseph II.

But what else does Emperors’ Cathedral have to offer nowadays, aside from the countless special events that are held there?

Well, for a start, did you know that it is possible to climb a staircase to the very top of the cathedral? The reward for ascending the 328 steps of the 66-metre-tall tower is a fantastic look at the narrow laneways and picturesque plazas of the new old town down below, not to mention a bird’s-eye view of the former imperial coronation route. Moreover, the observation platform also offers visitors breathtaking vistas of the city’s famous skyline and the Frankfurt Museum Embankment down along the River Main.



Frankfurt am Main

The Coronation Route - Following the footsteps of kings and emperors

This one an a half hours city walk covers former electoral sites and festival venues where the coronations were celebrated with much pomp and circumstance This guided city walk takes a closer look at the beginnings of Frankfurt as well as the...


1 hrs. 30 min.

Languages offered:

  • German
  • English

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EUR 190.00 per tour guide max. 20 persons

Our insider’s tip

Try a piece of Frankfurt Crown Cake at “Kaffeehaus Goldene Waage”, situated directly across from the cathedral. And while you do, try to guess what this sweet delicacy is meant to resemble … to find out, simply read the full article.

Frankfurt Crown Cake

Butter-creme cake Frankfurt style