The New Old Town

The new old town in the centre of Frankfurt

“The new is crumbling down and from the ruins blooms a vintage life.”

(The Frankfurt variation of a Schiller quotation as inscription at Gauburger Hof)

Where once the old fell at William Tell and new life grew out of the ruins, this saying is now, in reverse, a keynote for the new Frankfurt Old Town: the Technical Town Hall built in the 1970s has given way to a new old town residential area. As part of construction project by the city of Frankfurt, 35 new buildings and the town hall have been constructed between the emperor’s cathedral and the Frankfurt city hall “Römer” in the middle of the old town.

Based on the city map before the destruction in the Second World War, small alleys and squares were newly laid out and framed with replicas, more precisely “creative new buildings”, and modern old town architecture. Some of the original remnants that survived the destruction and the decades have found their old place or an exciting new one.

Learn more about the background of the project and the individual buildings of the new old town.

Brand new in our tour programme are “guided seated tours”: Take a seat with your guests on our comfortable folding chairs and enjoy our tours through the old town.

Language: German, English, Italian
Guides: Mikael GB Horstmann, Birgit Jaretz, Calogera von Auw, Hannes Pflügner
Starting point: In front of the entrance of Paul’s Church (at Bethmannstraße), Paulsplatz 11, Frankfurt am Main
Starting point for the express tours: In front of the Große Engel / Café Wechselstube, Römerberg 28, Frankfurt am Main

District: Old Town

Variations:

STANDARD Tour (Duration: 2 hours)

FEES (2 hours)

  • Group up to 12 people 133 Euro incl. 19% VAT, excluding entrance fees and tastings
  •  Group 13 up to 25 people 158 Euro incl. 19%VAT, excluding entrance fees and tastings
  • For 26 or more participants booking of one or more guides is required.
Short Tour (Duration: 1,5 Hours)

FEES (1.5 hours)

  • Group up to 12 people 118 Euro incl. 19% VAT, excluding entrance fees and tastings
  •  Group 13 up to 25 people 142 Euro incl. 19%VAT, excluding entrance fees and tastings
  • For 26 or more participants booking of one or more guides is required.
EXPRESS tOUR: Highlights OF THE neW OLD TOWN (DURATION: 1 HOUR)

FEES (1 hour)

  • Group up to 12 people 102 Euro incl. 19% VAT, excluding entrance fees and tastings
  •  Group 13 up to 25 people 127 Euro incl. 19%VAT, excluding entrance fees and tastings
  • For 26 or more participants booking of one or more guides is required.
NEW! GUIDED SEATED TOUR (DURATION: 1.5 HOURS) NEW!

Take a seat with your guests on our comfortable folding chair

FEES (1.5 hours with chairs)

Group up to 10 people 138 Euro incl. 19% VAT, excluding entrance fees and tastings, including folding chairs
Participation of 5 additional people with wheelchair (plus possible caring person), walker with seating or own folding chair is possible. The route is accessible for wheelchairs and walkers.

 


Please note the general information on registration, languages, fees and quality standards for guided tours.

Registration, Languages, Fees, Quality standards


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