“Frankfurt on Foot Walking Tours” is a small, privately run tour company that began offering tours in 2008 by husband and wife team, David and Jo Ator. We celebrated our 11th anniversary of bringing the best of Frankfurt to all of you on 19 June, and we are excited to be working on 12 years!
We believe the BEST way to see Frankfurt is the green way, walking on foot, going inside the many historic buildings of the city, feeling the history that infuses every stone that we walk over.
Our philosophy is to have each person who joins our tour wish that their visit to Frankfurt was longer.
Frankfurt on Foot is the #1 rated tour in Frankfurt on TripAdvisor with over 780 reviews.
David and Jo are both history buffs from Columbus, Ohio, and as long time residents of Frankfurt, are passionate about showing off their adopted city to everyone who joins their tours. They each have their own unique view of the city, so no matter who you tour with, you will gain some special insights.
Jo is from Columbus, Ohio. She is a member of the Gästeführer Verein Deutschland, BVGD (Tour Guide Association of Germany)
She is the Point of Contact for the American Kinderfeld at the Frankfurt Main Cemetery and undertook responsibility 9 years ago to care for this special section. This included creating a Facebook page for others to learn about the special grave site of these very small children who were born in Frankfurt to American Military Member
In 2018, Jo took part in “Frankfurt Reads A Book” that featured “The 7th Cross” by Anna Seghers. She offered 2 free tours in English that visited locations in Frankfurt that were featured in the book.
On 18 Feb. 2017, she conducted a tour called “1948 – Reforms that Changed a Nation” as part of World Tour Guide Day. The donated money went to a local charity, the Kälte Bus. This is a bus that offers a warm place for the homeless on freezing cold nights.
In Feb. 2016 her tour for World Tour Guide Day was “The Little Green Belt” and the money collected was donated to Melina Cafe’, a non-profit that assists refugee women and their children in Frankfurt.
In Feb. 2015, her tour for World Tour Guide Day was “Madern Gerthener, More than Just an Architect” and the donations went to “Winter Meals for the Homeless” in Frankfurt.
David is from Columbus, Ohio. He is retired United States Army, and served in Korea, Okinawa and various posts in the US. He is world famous for his dry humor during the tours.
He is a member of the Gästeführer Verein Deutschland, BVGD
- Frankfurt on the fly: A long layover allows for a walking tour of the German city , Washington Post , December 22, 2017
- The guided tours for people waiting for a connecting flight, BBC, March 3, 2016
- Recommended in “Rick Steve’s Guide to Germany” every year since 2009
- Featured online with “In Your Pocket” Frankfurt City Guides
Impressum / Legal Information
Managing Director – David Ator
Tax # 11 1532 8300 8757 1804
Entity registered under – Jodean and David Ator
Entity location – Erzbergerstrasse 32, 65933 Frankfurt am Main