Frankfurt is a highly international and cosmopolitan city, but still very fond of its regional traditions. Along the banks of the river Main, you will experience genuine Hessian, down-to-earth hospitality. Typical for the local cuisine are hearty meat dishes, often served with variations of potatoes, fresh vegetables and aromatic spices from the herb garden. “Frankfurters” even achieved international stardom, although the locals also highly appreciate another type of sausage.
Frankfurt and the apple go hand in hand: The numerous orchards in the city surroundings provide the raw material for its famous “Apfelwein”, the tart but refreshing cider of the region, which has evolved from a poor-person’s drink to a much-loved speciality.
With Food Hopping in Frankfurt, you “hop” from one taste sensation to the next on a leisurely walk with your dedicated Food Hopping guide. It takes you to unique places like popular taverns, family run shops and food-related locations off the beaten track and gives you a real insight into local life. Sample delicious authentic food with typical drinks and get in touch with the locals. While on our way, we visit food locations, walk down interesting streets, experience the cuisine, and share anecdotes about the food and the related places as well as insights about the area we’re in.
A food tour Frankfurt will let you explore one of Germany’s major cities, Frankfurt am Main. Frankfurt is the fifth largest Germany city with a population of 750.000 for Frankfurt itself and an extensive urban area of 2.3 million people. It is Germany’s main commercial and financial hub as well as Continental Europe’s major financial center and home of many big corporations’ headquarters. Furthermore, Frankfurt Airport is one of the world’s busiest airports with a capacity of almost 65 million passengers a year. Frankfurt is also the home of some of the world’s biggest trade fairs, like the International Motor Show of Book Fair. However, Frankfurt is also a city with a long and interesting history. Frankfurt was most likely founded in the first century BC and became one of the most important cities during the existence of the Holy Roman Empire. Moreover, Frankfurt used to be an independent city state for almost five hundred years, losing its sovereignty in 1866, just a few years before the first unification of Germany. Because of all this, Frankfurt is a treasure trove of discoveries for visitors and a food tour Frankfurt will aid you on this journey.
Being the most important financial center of not only Germany but of the European Union, Frankfurt am Main is one of the few European cities with a significant amount of skyscrapers with a height of at least 150 m. These 14 Skyscrapers are all located within the Bankenviertel, the financial district of Frankfurt between the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the European Central Bank, and are mostly owned by international banks or other big corporations.
Another must-see for visitors of Frankfurt are the exhibition grounds of Messe Frankfurt, the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organizer. The exhibition ground covers 367.000 m² of hall area and another 96.000 m² of open space. As mentioned before, some of the world’s largest trade fairs are hosted here, most notably the International Motor Show IAA and the Frankfurt Book Fair. Due to its status as one of Europe’s main commerce centers, Frankfurt is a shopping paradise as well. The two most important shopping streets of Frankfurt are the Zeil, which mainly caters to everyday needs, and Goethestraße, which is home to luxury good shops like Tiffany´s, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci and more.
Visitors more interested in Frankfurt’s historical sights should visit the Paulskirche. This former church is a national monument due to the fact that Germany first democratically elected Parliament, the Frankfurt parliament, was seated here in 1848. From the historic square of the Römer with its Justicia fountain, it is a short stroll crossing the Main river by the Eiserner Steg bridge to Sachsenhausen with its many good Apfelwein taverns.
On your food tour Frankfurt your personal Food Hopping guide will lead you on a fascinating journey of discovery through one of Germany’s major cities. During the tour you will not only be able to explore several of Frankfurt’s sightseeing highlights, but you will also be able to discover traditional food shops, favorite dining spots, popular dine-out places and insider tipps for leisure time. You will get to know the local cuisine with well-known specialties like Apfelwein Cider , Frankfurter würstel sausages, Handkäs, Grüne Sauce as well as tasty surprises of modern food trends. Moreover, a food tour Frankfurt presents the unique opportunity to meet locals and experience Frankfurt in a whole new way. So, if you are interested to go on a culinary journey of discovery through one of Europe’s commercial centers, then a Food Hopping tour Frankfurt is just what you need.