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This post lists the best free walking tours you can take in Frankfurt, including self-guided tours and small group tours.



Free walking tours are technically pay-what-you-like tours. Instead of paying an upfront cost, you can pay the guide what you thought the tour was worth at the end. 

This means these tours are very popular and affordable and attract large crowds.  

So, for travelers who want to ensure an experience with smaller groups of people, we recommend paid small group tours



TIP: Take the popular hop-on-hop-off bus tour through Frankfurt for an easy mode of transportation that can help you cover more ground than you would while walking.  


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There are only 2 regularly-scheduled, pay-what-you-like walking tours that run in Frankfurt.

Free Tour Frankfurt

Free Tour offers multiple tours of the city centre, current hotspots, and overviews of Frankfurt's history in English and Spanish. The free tour lasts 2.5 hours. They also offer a paid, 3-hour photo tour with a local photographer.  

Alternative Walking Tour

An enthusiastic group of local students run these free walking tours through the Frankfurt city centre. They will tell you fascinating bits of history but also give you a unique look into modern life in his bustling city with its art, architecture, and politics. They tend to run 2.5 hours long. You can also find paid, private small-group tours! 


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Self-guided walking tours are perfect for when you cannot fit one of the two guided tours into your schedule. Or, maybe you prefer going at your own pace. 

JetSetting Fools

If you're interested in learning more about downtown Frankfurt, this is the written, self-guided tour for you. You'll start at the Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof, one of the busiest train stations in the country, and discover how the historic city connects with today's Frankfurt.

Explore Your Worlds

This blogger had a 6-hour layover in Frankfurt, which left them approximately 2.5 hours to see all the sites before heading back to the airport. They've written up a great DIY Frankfurt walking tour after their fun stopover experience. It covers navigating the airport, finding the city centre by train, and includes an interactive map of the most popular attractions. 

Trailstained Fingers

This travel blog offers a detailed itinerary for a self-guided walking tour of the great free things you can find in Frankfurt. It includes an interactive Google map to guide you and plenty of pictures to illustrate what to look for on your excursion. It will begin at the Hilton in Frankfurt's City Centre and end at the Iron Bridge. Without stopping, it will take approximately 1 hour to walk.


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