With skyscrapers and neo-gothic buildings adorning its every corner, Frankfurt is one of Germany’s important cities. Going around the place leisurely gets easier by Hop on Hop off buses. This guided bus tour brings to you the best of Frankfurt attractions. It saves you time to research about the places and figuring out a way to visit them using public or private transport.
Enjoy gliding your way through Frankfurt in comfortable double-decker buses. The roof of the bus remains open when the weather is good so that you get a panoramic view of the major attractions. Board and de-boards at any of the stops and explore the places at your own pace. You can commence and end your trip at any of the stops. Central station and St. Paul’s church are the major stops.
The important and most loved spots are:
- Central station
- Romer: Authentic city hall
- Hauptwache- Shopping area
- Eiserner Steg/Mainkai- This iron bridge is meant only for pedestrians and is built over the river Main.
- Thurn and Taxis Palais- A palace built during the baroque period which was destroyed during the course of Second World War and then rebuilt.
- Senckenbergmuseum- Largest Natural Museum in Frankfurt
- Hauptbahnhof- Germany’s busiest railway station
- Eiserner Steg/Sachsenhausen- This ‘Apple Wine District’ is a cosmopolitan boulevard lined with bars and traditional cider houses
- Museumsufer: Unique boulevard of museums
- Haus Der Jugend- Youth hostel by the riverside
The 2 major companies providing Hop on Hop off services are Frankfurt Hop on and Hop off Red bus, Frankfurt Sightseeing Blue Bus. Both of these take slightly different routes and you can take one which you find more interesting. These buses operate all round the year. They run till 2 pm on December 24th and on New Year the buses run at 12:00. Click here for Frankfurt bus tours comparison.
Multilingual audio commentary is available in 10 languages which explain the importance of each of the important places you pass by. The ticket is valid for an hour or 24 hours depending upon which you purchased and does not include food, beverages and entry fee for attractions.
Frankfurt Hop On and Hop off Red bus:
It covers the major attractions and offers two kinds of passes – A full day unlimited pass and an hour of loop ride. Commentary is available in English, German, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, French, Italian, Arabic and Korean. Discounts are provided in selected shops, restaurants and attractions.
1 hour Ticket price:
- Adult (13+): 11.90
- Child (4-12): 7.90
- Free for kids below 4 years
1 Day ticket:
- Adult (13+): £15
- Child (4 to 12): £7
City sightseeing tour takes about an hour and goes through Paulskirche -Roemer-Goethe-Haus-Main Tower-Alte Oper-Palmengarten-Senckenberg museum-Messe-Hauptbahnhof-Museumsufer-Eiserner Steg/Sachsenhausen-Mainkai.
The Skyline sighting tour goes on for about 2 hours. It passes through Paulskirche- Goethe- Haus- Main Tower-Hauptbahnhof- Untermainkai- Mainkai- Frankfurt Zoo- Hauptwache.
Frankfurt Hop On and Hop off Blue bus:
9 hour ticket price:
- Adult(13+): £39
- Child(4to 12): £14
- Free for kids aged 3 and below
The one hour ride passes through Hauptbahnhof -Museum Riverbank-Eiserner Steg/Sachsenhausen-Haus der Jugend-Affentorplatz/Altes Sachsenhausen-Eiserner Steg -Hauptwache-Berliner Straße/Paulsplatz-Banking Quarter-Opernturm-Palmengarten-Senckenberg Museum-Messe Frankfurt-Palais Thurn und Taxis (only in summer)
The frequency of buses is 30 to 40 minutes. If you choose to stay on the bus and gaze through all the attractions, the tour takes about an hour. Discounts are included for some attractions. Audio commentary is available in English, Russian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, French, Italian, Korean and Portuguese.
Explore the major attractions of Germany’s financial capital in a unique way. With about zero planning required, have a relaxed and exciting day at Frankfurt.