Guided tour

Cologne: Guided Walking Tour of the Cathedral Exterior

Activity provider: KölnTourismus

Cologne: Guided Walking Tour of the Cathedral Exterior

Activity provider: KölnTourismus
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Discover the details and architecture of the iconic Cologne Cathedral on a guided walking tour of the exterior. Immerse yourself in the history of this building that took over 600 years to construct.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
German
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Step back in time as your guide tells you the history of how it was built
  • Discover little-known details about the exterior of the Cologne Cathedral
  • View this Cathedral from a new perspective as you see the toll war took on it
  • Uncover the reason why the crane became a landmark for the city of Cologne
  • Find out highlights about the interior that you can use on a self-guided visit
Full description

Discover the past and present of the Cologne Cathedral on a guided walking tour of the exterior. Get lost in the dramatic tale of the Cathedral as you hear about its most curious details. Uncover the secrets of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Meet your guide outside the Cathedral and begin your walking tour. Learn about how the it took more than 600 years after the groundbreaking ceremony in 1248 for the Cathedral to be completed in the 19th century.

Listen as your guide answers questions like why did they construct a Gothic cathedral in the first place and why was it so enormous. Let your guide tell you about how the crane become a landmark in the city. Find out what the star on top of the ridge turret signifies.

Explore the cathedral from different perspectives and find out how war damaged this piece of history. Learn about its ongoing reconstruction. Your guide will also include explanations on the highlights of the interior, so you can self-organized a visit.

Includes
  • Cologne Cathedral exterior tour
  • Guide
  • Transportation
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

The meeting point is at the cruciform opposite the main entrance of the cathedral. The guide will be wearing a name tag that says "KölnTourismus."

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Product ID: 414864