Guided tour

Cologne: Search for Historical Traces of the Romans

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Cologne: Search for Historical Traces of the Romans

From US$ 18.15 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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  • 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
    Covid-19 precautions
    Traveler requirements
    • Masks are required while indoors
    • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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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

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    • 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 12 reviews

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    War joot, ävver nit umwerfend

    July 25, 2020

    Interesting tour, competent and pleasant tour guide

    Everything was great, gladly again for another tour.

    May 31, 2019

    November 21, 2021

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