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Cologne: 2000 Years of Sex & Crime City Tour (in German)

4.7 / 5

42 reviews

Activity provider: Entdecke Köln

Cologne: 2000 Years of Sex & Crime City Tour (in German)

Activity provider: Entdecke Köln
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Discover Cologne in a unique way and immerse yourself into the themes of passion, lust, sin and sometimes even murder and manslaughter. Learn everything about the development of moral concepts from the Middle Ages to the present day.

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  • Embark on a journey through time and learn about changing sexual morals; from Roman times through the Middle Ages to the present day
  • Find out how prostitution was organized, how adulterers were dealt with and how this was all connected to passion and murder
  • Follow your guide to gloomy places and listen to stories of murder and manslaughter in the city center of Cologne
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Experience a diverse tour to sinful places and learn about changing moral values over the centuries. While homosexuality and brothel visits were socially acceptable in Roman times, they were illegal and punishable during the Middle Ages. Listen to grim stories about times when lust and passion were used as a means to an end, and sometimes as motives for murder and manslaughter. Learn more about sexuality in the Middle Ages and listen to the stories about easy girls and dark fellows on this entertaining tour. Hear about how the Romans dealt with sexuality and how attitudes towards lust and passion changed in the Middle Ages. Find out what happened to adulterers and what was going on in the town baths. Follow the trail of crimes of passion and explore the cathedral city in a unique way.
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    Meeting point

    Roman gate at the Cologne Cathedral.

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    • Minimum age: 18-years-old
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    4.7 /5

    based on 42 reviews

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    The tour itself was very informative, the manager was very nice and presented many interesting examples in a playful way, which brought the tour to life. However, it was very difficult to listen for two hours while standing, because given the circumstances that there was a lot going on in the area and the cathedral bell was ringing very loudly, I could hardly follow the narrator. In my opinion, an hour would be enough for such a tour.

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    October 31, 2021

    Does what it says on the tin

    We were lucky enough to have a private tour, no one else had registered for this tour. So we roam five (including tour guide Ina) through Cologne and tell all kinds of interesting stories about sex and violence. Can anyone interested in this tour, it was very entertaining and we all had fun

    August 14, 2017

    Köln 2000 Jahre Sex & Crime war ein Erlebnis, welches sich gelohnt hat. Ina führte unsere Truppe mit spannenden Geschichten durch die Kölner Innenstatt. Viele Geschichten waren uns, trotz Kölner, unbekannt. Ina hat all die Geschichten mit großem Elan erzählt und wir hingen an ihren Lippen. Vielen lieben Dank, liebe Ina. Wir würden sofort wieder eine Tour mit Dir buchen :)

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    July 30, 2022


    Product ID: 75959