Rhine, Germany Viewing points

Our most recommended Rhine, Germany Viewing points

Düsseldorf: Ticket for Rhine Tower

1. Düsseldorf: Ticket for Rhine Tower

The Rhine Tower, Dusseldorf's most recognizable landmark, was created by architect H. Deilmann and built in 1982 on the edge of the city center’s southern district at the entrance to the Media Harbour. From the tower, you will experience the most breathtaking view of the Rhine Metropolis: the Media Harbour, historic city center, Hofgarten, Königsallee and the Rhine. If on the day of your visit the weather is clear, the view extends as far as the Cologne Cathedral.  Opening Hours:  Sunday to Thursday: 11.00 AM - 12:00 AM Friday, Saturday, and Holidays: 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Frankfurt: Skip-the-Line Main Tower & Old Town Private Tour

2. Frankfurt: Skip-the-Line Main Tower & Old Town Private Tour

There is no better way to admire Frankfurt’s skyline than from the observation deck of the 4th tallest skyscraper in Germany. You will have the best time with a Private Guide who will point out all the important landmarks. Enjoy the breathtaking views with live commentary on Frankfurt’s history. During the 2-hours tour, you will see the outside of the Frankfurt Cathedral with its Gothic-style architecture and Renaissance frescoes. The guide will lead you through the charming New Old Town towards the historical Römerberg with its characteristic line of timber houses, the iconic 15th century Römer town hall, Old St Nicholas Church and Fountain of Justice. You will also pass by St Paul’s Church, which is an important memorial to the start of German democracy. The main attraction of this tour will be the Main Tower, located in the bustling banking district. We provide skip-the-line tickets to give you a better experience. Visit the observation deck on the 55th floor to get the best views of Frankfurt’s impressive skyline. You will see the tallest skyscrapers in Germany, the magnificent Old Opera, the whole of Old Town with the Frankfurt Cathedral, and the Dreikönigskirche on the other side of the Main River. This is the best place to see all of Frankfurt’s highlights at once and take amazing photos. Choose the 3-hours option if you'd like to visit the inside of Frankfurt Cathedral. You will discover its important role as the religious counterpart of the royal palace and admire its stunning interior. There are vaulted ceilings, intricately carved altar backdrops, statutes, painting and stained-glass windows.

Hangmen, Whores and Witches Theatrical Tour - German

3. Hangmen, Whores and Witches Theatrical Tour - German

Thoroughly researched facts and entertaining stories will be re-enacted by professional actors. They take visitors on a journey into a long-forgotten world full of lives and fates. The city's history becomes alive and tangible on this tour. Hangmen, whores and witches – what did these three “professions” have in common in Munich? Well, the hangmen were not only occupied in torture chambers or on a gallows mound, they were also pimps! This popular walking tour is centered around witch hunts, prostitution, torture and executions. Why, for example, do witches fly on brooms? Why was the execution site located outside of town? And why does prostitution not exist anymore in the historic center since the 1970s? This walking tour begins at the Neuhauser Tor, where delinquents were led to their execution out of town. Passing through historic Salzstraße, you reach the former Jesuit school from the times of the witch hunts. An argument between the duchess Renata and the Jesuit Father Ignatius brings you right back to the dark 16th century: When during the construction of the St Michaelis Church the tower collapsed, it was obvious that "such an unusual storm was created by the accursed bad women." But it was not only witches that were executed: At the Schöner Turm you will hear the sad story of the unfortunate gold smith. A strong blast of wind will lead you to the landmark of Munich, the Frauenkirche, where you will meet the Prince of Darkness himself: You will find out why the devil helped the master builder to construct the church and why it is so windy here, as well as the transcendental question of the devil's shoe size. On the way, you will hear witch stories about potions, rides on brooms, toads' tongues and children's hands, until you arrive at the magnificent town hall, where the alchemist Marco Bragadino is awaiting us. The supposed gold smith tries to warm us to his arts. At St. Peter's Church we get to know the everyday life of a hangman, how he looked, why he was best avoided or how to obtain a gallows rope. We will also witness a beautiful woman escaping sure death. At the old town hall we will cross the former torture chamber whilst listening to gruesome stories. The Platzl was home to Munich's red light district until the Olympic Games of 1972. What the Spider Murphy Gang sang about in “Skandal im Sperrbezirk” is Munich city history: In the clean, decent “cosmopolitan city with a heart” there was no place anymore for Rosi and her colleagues.

Cologne: Tour in German - West to East from Rudolfplatz

4. Cologne: Tour in German - West to East from Rudolfplatz

Starting at the medieval Hahnentorburg on Rudolfsplatz, you will discover several milestones of the city’s history. Discover the shop pavilions of the 50s on Hahnenstraße, the Römerturm as the only completely preserved tower of the old city fortifications and Cologne Cathedral as the destination point. Along the way, you will meet some Cologne originals. For example, learn about the horse heads on Richmodstraße at Neumarkt.

Düsseldorf: Cologne Rivalry Tour with Bread Time and Beer

5. Düsseldorf: Cologne Rivalry Tour with Bread Time and Beer

This tour leads you to the most beautiful places in the Old Town of Düsseldorf. The first stop is in an authentic Brauhaus (brewery) for a tasty dark beer. Continue on to see the Schlossturm,  (old palace tower), the town hall, and the carnival museum. Your guide will tell you more about the rivalry between Cologne and Düsseldorf and their different beer, traditions, and mentalities. Pass the Rhine Tower, Düsseldorf's highest building, and the state parliament of NRW. The last stop is the Media Harbour, an old industrial harbor which is nowadays a stylish quarter with bars, restaurants, old port buildings, and crazy new architecture. There, in the center of Düsseldorf, you will be offered a delicious Kölsch in the only Kölsch brewery in town.

Cologne: East to West Walking Tour and KölnTriangle

6. Cologne: East to West Walking Tour and KölnTriangle

Get stunning views of the River Rhine from the viewing platform on the roof of the KölnTriangle building. Take the high-speed lift to the top floor to look across the rooftops of Cologne and see the spires of Cologne Cathedral from above. Then, cross the river to the west bank via the Hohenzollern Bridge. Look at the thousands of love locks left on the bridge by romantic passersby. Hear interesting facts about the cathedral and its long construction from the 13th century to the 15th century, and until it was finally completed to its original plan in 1880. Travel back in time and explore the Roman history of the city. Listen to interesting anecdotes and stories that reveal the true character of the residents.   

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 378 reviews

Just great! Quick driveway and then the breathtaking view over Düsseldorf! Super great and there are labels, what you can see in the distance. One floor down there are no panes, but grilles and good air and you are alone because everyone is pressing against the panes at the top. From down there, you also have a great view. We skipped the bar and cafe because of the prices.

The city tour was super interesting and followed a plausible common thread. The tour guide was very friendly and easy to understand (despite some noise around it). The actors were great and interacted appropriately with us participants. We were very happy with the tour and glad we booked it!

We booked last minute as we were walking by, and with this ticket we could just scan at the gate and walk straight through, skipping the ticket line. Same price as well. From the top you get a great view over Düsseldorf, and can sit for a drink or snack.

The all-round view is fantastic and worth it. The gentlemen elevator drivers could be friendlier, but we were there in the evening, who knows what they have experienced during the day. We were served super nice at the counter.

I took my friend for his birthday to see the Rheinturm It was a great time we got to enjoy some cake. Very good experience, I recommend