Frankfurt is a city of contrasts, where tradition and the modern are nestled side by side in colourful harmony. Little wonder that Frankfurt is called “Mainhattan” with its skyscrapers of all shapes and sizes.
The name of Heidelberg stands for the world-famous castle and a picturesque old town in breathtakingly beautiful surroundings. The city of Heidelberg is known for both: for Germany's oldest university and modern research facilities, for historic streets and a lively university atmosphere.
Look forward to getting to know both famous German cities and their culinary delights during the next days.
Day 1: – Frankfurt – Hidden Treasures
Upon your arrival in Frankfurt, check in at the booked hotel.
Meet with your private guide in the hotel lobby. Look forward to getting a first impression on the city and to see a couple of Frankfurt’s hidden treasures during a guided walk through the city centre.
You will visit Frankfurt’s “Kleinmarkthalle”, a very popular covered weekly market in the heart of the city and taste a number of traditional products such as Rindswurst (a local and traditional beef sausage), Grüne Soße (Frankfurt Green Herb Sauce), and Bethmännchen (a local pastry made from marzipan with almond, powdered sugar, rosewater, flour and egg).
Enjoy a delicious dinner in one of Frankfurt’s cosy apple wine restaurants (not included).
Day 2: Frankfurt – Full Day Tour to Heidelberg
Take a direct train from Frankfurt to Heidelberg. Meet with your local guide in town and let yourself be seduced by the exquisite side of this picturesque town, while discovering it from its most delicious perspective.
On an exclusive stroll through the old town, a regional 3-course menu awaits you, which you will enjoy in a relaxed atmosphere in two traditional restaurants. Time and paths between the individual menu courses are spiced up by exciting history and tales, anecdotes and much more. “Magic Elixirs” and a tasty sweet Heidelberg delicacy round off the entertaining culinary city tour.
Time at leisure to explore the city and of course the world-famous castle on your own.
Return to Frankfurt in the early evening and spend the remainder of evening at leisure Hotel Alexander am Zoo
Day 3: Frankfurt – Apple Wine
Meet with your private guide at the hotel and start a guided tour focusing on the apple wine, which is known far and wide as the locals’ beverage of choice. This special theme tour vividly will tell the story of Frankfurt apple wine and its traditions in Alt-Sachsenhausen.
How does the apple get into the Bembel? Who was Mrs. Rauscher?And how is the Frankfurt green herb sauce traditionally made Questions over questions and numerous legends are circling around the traditional Frankfurt drink, the apple wine, which is colloquially called “Stöffche”. What "Stöffche" has to do with Frankfurt and Frankfurt with “Stöffche", you will learn all about it during a walk from Römerberg square to Frankfurt’s district Alt- Sachsenhausen, the home of the apple wine.
Enjoy lunch in a rustic apple wine restaurant in Alt-Sachsenhausen (not included).
Check out and drive to Frankfurt Airport.
- Culinary Heidelberg incl. 3-course lunch (excl. beverages)
- Local private guide in Frankfurt
- Train ticket Frankfurt-Heidelberg – Frankfurt, 2nd class w/o seat reservation
- Food tastings at Kleinmarkthalle Frankfurt
- Frankfurt’s hidden treasure guided walking tour
- Heidelberg culinary tour incl. 3-course lunch (excl. beverages)
- Use of public transportation in Heidelberg
- 2-nights accommodation at 4-star Hotel Alexander am Zoo (double occupancy)
- Apple wine tour
- Meals, unless specifically mentioned
- Frankfurt taxi or tickets public transportation
- Frankfurt City tax (to be paid on spot)
Your hotel in Frankfurt