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Cologne: Brewery Tour with Three "Kölsch" Tastings

1. Cologne: Brewery Tour with Three "Kölsch" Tastings

Explore the beautiful city and history of Cologne in a fun and interactive way. Take a brewery tour as you get to know the culture and the beer of the city. Take part in a tour where the guides have the freedom to choose which breweries to take you to. Allow these Kölsch connoisseurs to make decisions based on the group dynamic, ensuring that everyone is entertained and satisfied Begin your experience near the cathedral's grand entrance by the Kreuzblumen monument. Start the thirst-quenching journey to 3 different breweries, where you will taste 3 delicious local beers to find the one that best suits you. Learn about the breweries and the local brewing culture as well as tasting hundreds of years worth of brewing experience. Visit traditional breweries such as the 700-year-old Brauhaus Sion, as well as younger upstarts like Früh am Dom, Cologne's largest.

Cologne: Kölsch Beer and Brew House 2-Hour Tour

2. Cologne: Kölsch Beer and Brew House 2-Hour Tour

Learn more about the beer culture of Cologne on a 2-hour guided tour of the historic city center. See famous monuments along the way, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cologne Cathedral. Venture into the Alter Markt to locate some of the finest brew houses in the city, and learn more about the open-minded and passionate attitude of the city's residents. Hear about their drinking rituals and why beer has become such a special culture in the city. Get insider tips to make more of your time in Cologne and visit popular venues such as the Hennes am Dom and Heinzelmännchenbrunnen brew houses. Hear about the small kiosk stores known as büdchen, often converted from colorful former shipping containers.

Brewery & Old Town Tour with Beer Tasting

3. Brewery & Old Town Tour with Beer Tasting

Experience 4 typical breweries in the Old Town and learn about the art of brewing in Cologne. Learn, why people sometimes go to Cologne's breweries to confess and why it's better not to order water there. Taste 4 different freshly tapped varieties of Kölsch beer and learn why it is the favorite drink of Cologne's inhabitants. Try a traditional Halver Hahn at one of the breweries - half a rye roll with butter, cheese, mustard and onions. See the cozy living rooms and the way of live in Cologne and experience comfort Cologne-style. Additionally, you can learn more about the history of the 2000 year old cathedral city in a humorous way.

Cologne: Old Town Walking Tour with Brewery and Kölsch Beer

4. Cologne: Old Town Walking Tour with Brewery and Kölsch Beer

Discover the secrets of Cologne's Old Town on this guided walking tour. Uncover the almost 2000-years of history in the historic city center as you see the Cologne Cathedral and the Town Hall Meet your guide by the Friedrich Wilhelm III statue in Heumarkt. Navigate through the narrow alleys that has been a bustling merchant center since the Middle Ages. Travel back in time as you hear about what life was like in the past. Snap pictures of the Gothic architecture at Cologne Cathedral and the Renaissance-style of the Town Hall. Get suggestions on local hotspots. Make your way to a traditional brewery which serves Cologne's drink of choice, Kölsch beer. Sit back and enjoy the lively atmosphere in the brewery while drinking a cold Kölsch beer. Enjoy how the fruity taste of the beer is balanced with hoppy bitterness. Return to your meeting point at the end of your tour.

Cologne: Guided Walking Tour to 3 Old Town Breweries

5. Cologne: Guided Walking Tour to 3 Old Town Breweries

Discover the Cologne beer scene during this guided walking tour of the Old Town in Cologne. Stop at 3 breweries to sample a selection of the city's signature brew, Kölsch beer. Admire the sights in the old town as you walk through narrow alleyway and down cobbled streets. Meet your guide at the centrally-located meeting point at Heinzelmännchenbrunnen which is a 19th-century fountain and sculptures depicting a legend concerning gnomes. Make your way through rows of traditional houses and catch romantic glimpses of the imposing Cologne Cathedral. Stop at each brewery and listen as you guide takes you back in time with vivid stories while you enjoy a refreshing glass of fresh Kölsch beer. Hear about the special features of this drink and its history.  Let your host take you to breweries like Früh am Dom, Sion, Peters, Bierhaus in der Salzgasse, Pfaffenbräu, Sünner im Walfisch, Dom im Stapelhaus, or Päffgen in the Delfter Haus. End your tour near the vibrantly colored buildings in Heumarkt.

Cologne: Rickshaw Sightseeing Tour with Picnic Lunch

6. Cologne: Rickshaw Sightseeing Tour with Picnic Lunch

Meet at the Equestrian Monument in the Hey Market and embark on a sightseeing tour by rickshaw. Discover some of the most famous sights in the city, including the famous Cologne Cathedral. Ride through the picturesque Old Town of the city, and learn more about Cologne's culture and history from your guide. Then, enjoy a personal Mediterranean-style picnic lunch with a panoramic view of the city. Your picnic will include 2 bottles of water, olives, 2 ciabattas, salami, ham, cheese, and dry fruits.

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What people are saying about Cologne

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Klasse Tour; unser guide Ulli war sehr informativ und hatte den wohlbekannten schoenen koelschen Humour. Interessante und lustige Anekdoetchen haben den Ursprung einiger Brauchtuemer und Sprichwoerter toll erklaert

Very interesting tour of Cologne. Lots of interesting background information. Not only about the breweries and the Kölsch but also about Cologne. Johanna the tour guide was very personable and very committed.

Dear Johanna... It was a wonderful tour with you... you do your job with so much passion that it was a lot of fun... on the next tour in Cologne... gladly with you again... Greetings from Niederreihn...

Very very nice guide. Interesting stories about Cologne and the Kölsch beer told in wonderful Cologne charm. Absolutely worth seeing, hearing and tasting, because you have to try the 3 Kölsch.

Really enjoyed the brewery tour and learning more about some local history!