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  • Cologne: Kölsch Beer Brewhouse Tour

    1. Cologne: Kölsch Beer Brewhouse Tour

    Take a fascinating tour of the brewhouses of Cologne, taste a distinctive Kölsch beer in each, and learn more about the Cologne lifestyle. Learn about the Kölsch Convention of 1986 and how this type of beer is a protected regional speciality within the EU. Discover what a Kölsch and Alt beer have in common, and what a “Köbes” and a “Pittermännche” are. By the end of the tour you’ll understand where the German phrase “to have something on your tally stick” comes from. Visit the following brewhouses in Cologne Oldtown: Brauhaus Früh am Dom or Brauhaus Sion, Peters Brauhaus or Dom im Stapelhaus, Brauhaus zum Prinzen (replete with many photos of local hero Lukas Podolski) or Sünner im Walfisch, and finally Bierhaus en d’r Salzgass (a highlight of Cologne Carnival) or the Bierhaus am Rhein Finish the tour by receiving a souvenir certificate that proves your expert knowledge of Kölsch beer.

    It wasn't made clear that the tour was in German, which the German tour guide was annoyed about when we arrived (once we found her). Fortunately her colleague, Boris, was amazing and great fun. Should be made clear that this is not a brewery tour but a tour to some pubs essentially.

  • Cologne: Brewery Tour with Three "Kölsch" Tastings

    2. Cologne: Brewery Tour with Three "Kölsch" Tastings

    If you are you looking for a fun way to explore the beautiful city and history of Cologne, this renowned brewery tour is a great choice. On this tour, the guides have the freedom to choose which breweries to take you to. This allows them to make decisions based on the group dynamic, ensuring that everyone is entertained and satisfied. If you'd like an even more personalized experience, select the option with a private guide. The 2-hour tour begins near the cathedral's grand entrance by the Kreuzblumen monument. After a couple of fun facts about the cathedral and the Kreuzblume, you start the thirst-quenching journey to three different breweries, where you will taste three delicious local beers to find the one that best suits you. You will not only learn a little bit about the breweries and the local brewing culture, but most importantly, you will taste the result of hundreds of years o...

    Very enjoyable afternoon trip with Johann, our friendly guide, showing us a bit of Cologne, some breweries and telling us about the city and some of the customs around the local lager, Koelsch.

  • Cologne: Old Town Brewhouse Tour

    3. Cologne: Old Town Brewhouse Tour

    Your guide will meet you at the meeting point and bring you to 4 different traditional beer houses in Cologne's Old Town. In each establishment, you can order a different Kölsch, a local beer brewed in the city. While you rest at the brewhouse, your guide will tell you everything you need to know about Kölsch, Cologne and the local way of life. Throughout the 2-hour tour, your guide will share personal anecdotes as well as interesting facts about this historic city and its unique beer culture. If you're in luck, the guide will even let you in on a local secret and explain why the person bringing you beer in Cologne is not called a waiter, and why they have a very unique attitude.

    So much fun! Learned interesting and fun facts about kolsch. The entire experience felt completely natural and fun, never did it feel uncomfortable like some tours do. Great way to spend a few hours, highly recommend

  • Cologne: 1.5-Hour Comedy Bus Tour

    4. Cologne: 1.5-Hour Comedy Bus Tour

    Experience a comedy tour through Cologne onboard a moving stand-up stage. The mobile comedy showcase started in Hamburg before conquering the German capital and now bringing laughs to Cologne. During the 1.5-hour show in the modern bus, laugh your way through a discovery of Cologne. Endless jokes, stories, and extraordinary activities make this tour an innovative comedy adventure. Pass by all the major sights of the cathedral city and experience the origins of the jokes. Various comedians, including Keirut Wenzel, Jessica Sinapi, Dirk Volpert, Marcel Höfs or Klaus Teigel, bring the fun bus to a start every Friday and Saturday from 6:00 PM and 8:30 PM. Experience an entertaining mix of information and comedy, from spontaneous humor to historical anecdotes. Sightseeing meets comedy!

  • Cologne: Chocolate Museum Entrance Ticket

    5. Cologne: Chocolate Museum Entrance Ticket

    The Chocolate Museum is located in Cologne's old town, on the Rheinau harbor peninsula, surrounded by river on both sides. It can be easily recognized by the Malakoff Tower, which is located directly in front of the museum.   The museum houses a collection that traces 5,000 years of chocolate history. The 4,000-square-meter space contains exhibits that shed light on the origins and the culture of chocolate and how it has developed through centuries.  The treasure trove looks into pre-Colombian, Maya, and Aztec ways of using chocolate at the time when cocoa was a drink dedicated for Gods. From America cocoa travelled to Europe, where it became accessible only to wealthy classes. Cologne's Chocolate Museum will show you how chocolate became a treat for everyone and how media and advertising campaigns started spreading the news about this sweet snack.

    Visiting this museum was one of the best step for our short vacation there in Köln. My family and myself we were very surprised about this type of presentation, this line process to produce chocolate there was more than interesting. Thank you Chocolate Museum!

  • Cologne: 3-Hour Südstadt Food Tour

    6. Cologne: 3-Hour Südstadt Food Tour

    Start your 3-hour walking tour at Chlodwigplatz, in the heart of the Südstadt. Learn some culinary facts about the district before enjoying your first taster. Hear about the history of the Südstadt as the walk continues. Stop for your second international gastronomical visit. Continue past cool second-hand shops, comic book stores, and the Mangal Döner, Lukas Podolski's latest project. Visit a Cologne brewery before stopping for a typical Cologne snack. Get more insider knowledge from your guide and hear the story of the House Balchem, St. Severin, and the wrong side of the Rhine. Savor another international delicacy and then end the tour with a sweet specialty.

    Ging ein bisschen länger als geplant aber war trotzdem super mit dem Börni/ Bernhard

  • Brewery & Old Town Tour with Beer Tasting

    7. Brewery & Old Town Tour with Beer Tasting

    Experience 4 typical breweries in the Old Town and learn about the art of brewing in Cologne. Learn, why people sometimes go to Cologne's breweries to confess and why it's better not to order water there. Taste 4 different freshly tapped varieties of Kölsch beer and learn why it is the favorite drink of Cologne's inhabitants. Try a traditional Halver Hahn at one of the breweries - half a rye roll with butter, cheese, mustard and onions. See the cozy living rooms and the way of live in Cologne and experience comfort Cologne-style. Additionally, you can learn more about the history of the 2000 year old cathedral city in a humorous way.

  • Skip the Line: Hard Rock Cafe Cologne

    8. Skip the Line: Hard Rock Cafe Cologne

    Feel like a rock star with preferred seating and skip-the-line entrance at the Hard Rock Cafe Cologne – get the party started! Pick up some unique Hard Rock souvenirs in the Rock Shop and enjoy a delicious meal. Treat yourself to an authentic American atmosphere and dine on classic selections from the following menu: Gold Menu (2-course): Choice of main course - • Original Legendary burger (black Angus steak) • Moving Mountains burger (vegan) • Grilled chicken sandwich • Twisted mac, chicken, and cheese pasta • Grilled chicken caesar salad • Tupelo chicken tenders Dessert - • Brownie Choice of beverage - • One soft drink, coffee, or tea Diamond Menu (3-course):  Starter - • Fresh salad Choice of main course - • Original Legendary burger (black Angus steak) • Moving Mountains burger (vegan) • Smoked BBQ combo • Grilled salmon • Twisted mac, chicken,...

    been to better but still good. just couldn't find our booking so didn't get to skip the line. good value.

  • Cologne: Kölsch Beer and Brew House 2-Hour Tour

    9. Cologne: Kölsch Beer and Brew House 2-Hour Tour

    Learn more about the beer culture of Cologne on a 2-hour guided tour of the historic city center. See famous monuments along the way, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cologne Cathedral. Venture into the Alter Markt to locate some of the finest brew houses in the city, and learn more about the open-minded and passionate attitude of the city's residents. Hear about their drinking rituals and why beer has become such a special culture in the city. Get insider tips to make more of your time in Cologne and visit popular venues such as the Hennes am Dom and Heinzelmännchenbrunnen brew houses. Hear about the small kiosk stores known as büdchen, often converted from colorful former shipping containers.

  • Cologne: Cheese-Making Demonstration with Tasters & Gift

    10. Cologne: Cheese-Making Demonstration with Tasters & Gift

    Witness an authentic demonstration of how Dutch cheese is made. Learn how much milk is needed for one kilogram of cheese and see the equipment that is used to make cheese, all in Cologne. Meet the friendly staff of Henri Willig, donned in traditional Dutch clothing, who will explain everything about the cheese-making process in a 5-10 minute demonstration. Afterwards, browse the shop, which also offers a wide selection of souvenirs and other typical Dutch treats such as stroopwafels (syrup waffles) and chocolate. Be amazed to learn about and choose from 20 different flavors of Gouda cheese. A sample tasting will allow you to try almost all the flavors, making the decision much more manageable. Benefit from the help of experienced staff, ready to assist you in making your choice between choices such as fenugreek, hot and spicy, and pesto.  Grab one to enjoy at home, or to gi...

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What people are saying about Cologne

So much fun! Learned interesting and fun facts about kolsch. The entire experience felt completely natural and fun, never did it feel uncomfortable like some tours do. Great way to spend a few hours, highly recommend

Great tour through the old town of Cologne. You get a nice insight into the breweries in Cologne. We booked the tour for a stag do. Everyone was thrilled. And there was also enough to drink. :)

Mega class - you get access to rooms where you would otherwise never see! Great tour - can only be recommended! Michael my guide eats the best!

We had a great night! Delicious beers, atmospheric locations and beautiful stories, told by Zoe #koelschcrew. Top!

Very informative and a super cool tour guide Boze. It was a lot of fun and can only be recommended ...