Guided tour

Cologne: Entertaining History Tour

4.8 / 5

56 reviews

Activity provider: Entdecke Köln

Cologne: Entertaining History Tour

Activity provider: Entdecke Köln
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From US$ 11.88 per person

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Immerse yourself in Cologne's 2000 years of history and follow your guide on an entertaining tour through the city's old town. Admire the impressive sights and listen to amusing anecdotes.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Embark on a journey through Cologne's 2000 years of history and experience a fun guided tour of the beautiful old town
  • Listen to amusing anecdotes about the carnival in Cologne
  • Take a look at Cologne's cathedral, stroll through the historic streets and pass stunning buildings
Full description
Embark on a journey through time and Cologne's city history and follow your guide through Cologne's beautiful old town. Take a look at the city's highlights, admire the impressive cathedral and listen to interesting anecdotes about Cologne's carnival. Learn in a fun way, where Cologne's inhabitants come from and how the city came to be. Hear all about the wars of the past and the facets of Cologne's traditional carnival. Learn how the Cologne dialect evolved and what the red and blue sparks mean.
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    Meeting point

    The tour starts at the Römertor at Cologne's cathedral.

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    • This tour is only available in German
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    4.8 /5

    based on 56 reviews

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    Excellently conducted tour. Ina manages to convey history from several millennia in a hands-on way. Knowledge and didactics combine to form the perfect tour guide. Gladly again, because she offers several different tours including cathedral tours. One notices that she herself is fully immersed in Cologne's history and puts her heart into it. No self-proclaimed Wikipedia Guido can do that.

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    September 16, 2019

    Very good leadership. Lived here for a long time, but still learned a lot of new things

    I found the leadership really great. My former class 10b from Attendorn visited Cologne as part of a class reunion. In the Sauerland we went to the St. Ursula Gymnasium. During the tour we learned a lot about Saint Ursula and her story - that was very interesting. The start in the multi-storey car park under the cathedral was also original, as was the end with the explanations about the carnival and the camels that we received from the guide. I've lived here in Cologne for almost 30 years, but I've learned a lot of new things through the tour. So, overall, highly recommended! Thanks very much

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    June 16, 2019

    super structured; a lot of information neatly prepared, with charm and wit

    Ina was an absolutely great guide. We got the expected info and even more on request. We, 2 adults and a teenager (13 years) got our money's worth. Not too much and not too little information. Well structured, we were led from the Domplatte to the old town. We are very grateful for the 90 minutes of nice company, where a small part of Cologne's history was brought closer to us.

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    September 10, 2018

    Product ID: 72054