In this 2-hour tour, you will follow the hottest leads through Frankfurt and go back through some of the city's historic crime scenes. Many treacherous murders and filmworthy assaults remain unsolved, even to this day. Discover all this and more!
What to Expect
Follow hot leads and search for crime scenes in this tour of Frankfurt. Many treacherous murders and film–worthy assaults remain unsolved to this day. Travel back to the time of high justice and the scenes of torture and execution. Guests will learn why the head of Vinzenz Fettmilch was nailed above the gate of the Alte Brücke (Old Bridge) and hung there up until Goethe learned of this horror. You will also learn the answers to the questions: Where were the delinquents thrown into the water from the Old Bridge? Where did the last gallows stand? Till when was the death penalty enforced? In which house were thumbscrews used? Cast a glance back to the bloody past of the courts of lay assessors and the history of law.
In addition, guests will learn more about the current and older economic crimes, such as the assassination of Alfred Herrhausen or the Schneider property scandal. In short: Banks as perpetrators and victims. In this context, you will also gain an understanding of the time of the Red Army Faction (a communist insurgency group) in Frankfurt and learn of the attacks on department stores, U.S. institutions and the incident involving Günther Sare in Gallus.
Learn about dramatic shootouts in brothels and the mysterious murder of Rosemarie Nitribitt, a crime that still remains unsolved today, as well as the Hopf case from 1913. You will hear the story of a popular fencer who turned into a serial killer in order to attain inheritance money. He was eventually convicted through the work of Georg Popp, the co–founder of CSI in the Forensic Medicine and Science field at the University of Frankfurt.