Guided tour

Cologne: Search for Historical Traces of the Romans

4.7 / 5

21 reviews

Activity provider: Entdecke Köln

Cologne: Search for Historical Traces of the Romans

Activity provider: Entdecke Köln

From US$ 17.26 per person

During the 1st century Cologne became the capital of Lower Germania and a metropolis in the region. Search for traces of the past during this guided tour of Cologne's underground excavations with a guide and immerse yourself in the city's history.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Explore Cologne with a BVGD-certified guide
  • Admire the Dionysus mosaic
  • Discover the remains of Roman Cologne
Full description
More than 2,000 years ago the Romans founded an early settlement in the area of Cologne’s city center, which received full city rights in the middle of the first century as well as a new name: Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium. The Romans built a city wall, a street network, a water supply, a sewage system, and established residential areas, businesses, temples and stately buildings. With these measures, the Romans created an urban infrastructure, which still influences Cologne's cityscape today. Even the main shopping streets align with those from 2,000 years ago. Depending on availability, you will explore the Ubiermonument and/or the excavation underneath the monastery church Groß Sankt Martin.
  • Guided tour with a BVGD-certified guide
  • Entrance fees
  • German-speaking tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at Roman gate at the cathedral in between the cathedral tower facade and Köln information desk.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Pets

    Know before you go

    • Access to the subterranean excavations at the time of the tour is not the responsibility of the supplier and can therefore be limited
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    4.7 /5

    based on 21 reviews

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    Cool tour, we were practically alone with the guide, who reported a lot of interesting things and gave us exclusive insights into old Colognia. Worth every penny!

    August 14, 2022

    The round was very entertaining, really great tour

    February 20, 2022

    We had a very nice gentleman who explained everything to us clearly and precisely. Highly recommended.

    November 21, 2021

    Product ID: 217716