Frankfurt audio tour: A Frankfurt meander: Goethe, finance and wurst

A Frankfurt meander: Goethe, finance and wurst

Walking Tour

60 mins

About the Tour

Frankfurt is a small city with a big history. Did you know the first ever German parliament was held here?

This tour is about finding your way around the city centre and enjoying fun facts and interesting sights, that you would never discover on your own. You'll start at Frankfurt's beautiful old opera house and walk right through the modern shopping heart to the Altstadt, discovering the stock market, Goethe's house, a peace garden, the new Old Town and much more along the way. I’ll explain why the old Hühnermarkt ( chicken market) was rebuilt and tell you how the town hall came to be called the Römer. What's more, you'll have the chance to walk through the indoor market and sample the famous fleischwurst from Schreibers, or pick up other goodies from its huge variety of stalls.

Frankfurt's old town is full of cafes and it's easy to make a pit-stop along the way. Wine fans will appreciate the Rollanderhof stall at the indoor market or, for top quality wine, Balthasar’s Wine Bar on the Hühnermarkt. The tour also points out places without entrance fees that will keep you dry if it’s a rainy day!

You’ll see these landmarks along the way:

• The 19th century opera house and stock exchange
• The bull and bear statues
• Stunning replicated architecture of the old Hühnermarkt
• The Kleinmarkthalle (indoor market)
• The Eisenersteg and views of the River Main

And there are fun stories about:

• the Zeppelin wurst,
• the statues at the stock exchange,
• why Hitler hated Frankfurt so much.

Let’s take a stroll together and discover the diversity of this fabulous little city!

Tour Producer


Anne Noble

Anne is a Briton who moved to Frankfurt….too many years ago to mention, and has settled into her passions for history and exploring the great outdoors. As a keen traveller she understands the benefit of quickly orientating oneself in a new city, and enjoying all it has to offer, and even set up, a company focussed on helping tourists and newcomers with walking tours and a blog full of information.

Major Landmarks

  • The Old Opera House

  • Goethe House

  • Indoor Market

  • the Altstadt and cathedral

  • the Eisenersteg bridge

  • and St. Paul's Church

Directions to Starting Point

The following public transport options are on the Operplatz where the tour begins: U6 and U7 to Alte Oper, and bus 64 where you will see the fountain and starting point.
The S-bahn to Taunusanlage is also very close by.

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Places to stop along the way

Recommendations include:

Dey’s, for a take-away sausage, or Balthasar’s for a glass of local wine, both located at the Hühnermarkt (Chicken market) in the New Old Town.
Weinstube im Römer, on the old town square, for a hearty meal.
Kaffeehaus Goldene Waage, for coffee and cake.

For more cafe and restaurant information, check the blog page:

Best time of day

This tour is can be taken any time of day. On Sundays though, churches are closed for services in the morning and shops are closed all day. Cafes and museum however, remain open.


Cyclists are everywhere in Frankfurt and there are also trams along the route - so double check when crossing the road!


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A Frankfurt meander: Goethe, finance and wurst