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Things to do, Walks and tours
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Photograph: Courtesy Ebbelwei-Express

Beer? Sorry, not the libation of choice in Frankfurt. Apfelwein (apple wine), a light and tart drink of fermented apples, is the state beverage, and you can combine it with a tour of the city’s major sites on the weird and wonderful Ebbelwei Express. Set to a boisterous soundtrack of German drinking music, this vintage tram organized by the local transport authority stops at 29 major landmarks in a round-trip tour lasting approximately one hour–whew! Luckily, the ticket is valid all day, so you can get off and on as much as you’d like and take the tour at your own pace. Downloading the accompanying podcast (there’s no guide on board) will give you an overview of the monuments and memorable sites along the way. A bottle of apple wine and a bag of pretzels is included in the ticket price.

By: Mairi Beautyman


Venue name: Ebbelwei-Express
Address: Bernhard-Grzimek-Allee 1

Opening hours: Sat, Sun 1:30-8pm
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