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Fun hour!

We much enjoyed the hour's ride! The tram is lovingly decorated, the apple wine and pretzel... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
Anna P
London, England, United Kingdom
Bone-rattling fun

We were recently treated to a journey on the Ebbelwei Express whilst in Frankfurt, & we really... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2018
John H
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since it is a tourist train, I expected that there would be some commentary as we drove around, there was nothing, just loud carnival type music. We received a bottle of applewine and a bag of pretzels, though we had to stand because there were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gk-lommel
Reviewed December 18, 2018

Great chance to see the city from a tram and enjoying the typical apple wine from the region, which is similar to cider but without sugar!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Keko9270
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

A bit of kitsch fun, travelling for just under an hour in a older style tram around the city centre. There were bright, coloured Christmas lights, booming German music and an amiable conductor, what’s not to like? All this, plus a bottle of Äpfelwein and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Forget going up and down whatever stops you like  in this journey. You're forced to remain standing for one hour (very few seating position available) during a remote trip (neither one of main attractions you'll see, neither a single sentence on what it's flowing out...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bonovox1978
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

I mean at the end of the day it’s a little tram that does a circle of the city and you get a bottle of appelwein for 8 euro, but if you go with the mind to have some fun and do something a little...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank luketduffy
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Finally found the Apple Wine Train today. Although there is a map it is not very specific unless you know the city. Our second attempt was finally successful after a lengthy walk. Even locals don’t know the pickup locations. Got lucky by seeing the small...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank balannm
Reviewed September 17, 2018

We much enjoyed the hour's ride! The tram is lovingly decorated, the apple wine and pretzel "picnic" a nice touch and the round tour just the right amount of time. The music, whilst authentic, does get a bit much after a while :-) Also would...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Anna P
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed this. It’s just a tram going around the city but for a couple of € you can drink the local cider. Loved every minute

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank CoupleAbroad21
Reviewed July 1, 2018

We were recently treated to a journey on the Ebbelwei Express whilst in Frankfurt, & we really enjoyed it. Ebbelwei, or Applewine (cider), is a local delicacy & this, combined with a city tour on an historic tram with traditional music, is a great experience....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank John H
Reviewed June 12, 2018

This is and always has been a must do when in Frankfurt. See the city in this old fashioned quirky Tram and have a drink while doing it, listen to traditional german drinking songs. One of the best ways to see the city. Unfortunately the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Chris R
May 11, 2017|
Response from Andre D |
I would think slim if just turning up. We were lucky having a free table for the 2 of us - it was busy! They do hire out trams for Private parties. We saw a single tram unit with people partying. Maybe that's an option? Have... More
July 19, 2016|
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Response from Jppeterson506 | Reviewed this property |
It only runs Saturday and Sunday starting at 1:30pm
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What to do in Frankfurt for 2 Nights (2 Replies)
Hi guys, I will get to Frankfurt in the evening and will be there for 2 nights. So, I would like to know where to start my touring plan. Is there any sight seeing services, Hop On and Hop off around Frankfurt City. How about Ebbelwei Express, i came to know that they only operate on Saturday, Sunday and Public holidays. Please guide me, thanks. If i buy the frankfurt card, can i complete the interesting places around the city itself by public transport. thanks
March 14, 2008|
Response fromsuria4u2|
Thanks for the reply. So, if I buy Frankfurt card for 1 day, i can visit most of the main attraction at the city area buy using the public tram and buses. Which will be appropriate, is it traveling by Frankfurt Card or by buying frankfurt all day ticket for EUR5.4 if i'm just want to see the buildings without any entrance. Thanks.
Derbyshire, UK
Mother/daughter 21st Birthday weekend (6 Replies)
Would appreciate some advice! Coming (predominantly) for the Christmas markets as my daughters 21st birthday present (arr. sat afternoon, leave mon afternoon) We aren't museum types/don't do zoos but will have time to do a bit more than the markets. From ta have come up with: Alt Sachsenhausen old quarter with the Ebbelwei Express MyZeil shopping centre Kaufhof restaurant 7th floor views Bruckenstabe for handicrafts Eschenheimer Tower cocktail bar (any other cocktail bars or unusual...More
August 20, 2013|
Response fromMichaela_Hamburg|
Saturday Night Fever is on at the English Theatre then if interested in a fun night out at the theatre.
Baltimore, Maryland
A Feb visit to Frankfurt - Ebbelwei Express with 5 year old? (4 Replies)
Hi- I am traveling to Frankfurt Feb 12th-18th. I am staying in Heppenheim with friends. I will be traveling with a 5yr old. There didn't look to be too much in Frankfurt that interested me. I was going to do a day trip on Sunday (hoping more would be open in Frankfurt on Sunday than any other place). I did find that there are daily city tours that looked condensed and interesting and the Ebbelwei Express that looks like it could keep the interest of my daughter. I would love to know about...More
January 28, 2008|
Response fromAndreas_US_GER|
You do realize Ebbelwei means Apple Wine or Cider? It's an old tram that tours thru the city while people sit at tables and drink their ciders... Of course they also serve apple juice and other non-alc beverages. But just so you know. Here's an overview of the most popular Frankfurt sights. You can also download a free pdf-guide on the right hand side of that website: http://www.frankfurt.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=317578&_ffmpar[_id_inhalt]=177743