Cologne: Halloween and Walpurgis Night Costume Tour

Cologne: Halloween and Walpurgis Night Costume Tour

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Follow the watchman’s wife and herbalist through the dark lanes of Cologne on Halloween. Throughout your walking tour you can listen to tales of witches, ghosts and the devil.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Experience the site of the witches
  • Get thrilled by hearing about the secret courts of honor
  • Hear tales about beasts
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Over centuries, Cologne’s residents loved to tell mysterious and gloomy stories and scary tales. They spoke of everything that filled the medieval city with fear and terror, including stories about death and the devil, and tales about beasts and specters roaming the city by night. On this tour you can learn about the drastic penalties by the secret courts of honor of the city nobility, and how a brave woman ended the practice of these secret courts with the so-called “Femegerichte”. During Walpurgis Night, the witches gathered at street crossings, riding on their brooms. You can hear about Katharina Henot, the best-known witch of Cologne, and listen to fright-inducing tales about werewolves as told by the wife of the night watchman during your walk through the old town center of Cologne.
  • Guided tour with a certified guide
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
    • Customers must fill out a travel information form
    • 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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    Roman North Gate, between the steeples of the Cathedral and KölnTourismus

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    Sehr gute Führung mit klasse Atmosphäre, kann ich nur weiterempfehlen!

    November 2, 2019

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