Cologne: Historic Town Scavenger Hunt
- Duration: 4 hours
per group up to 10
per group up to 5
The Cologne scavenger hunt will take you past the most beautiful sights of the Rhine metropolis. Start your adventure at the main station and then head to the Cathedral, which is Cologne's landmark. Also, discover the Heinzelmännchen fountain, the old market with the town hall, the Heumarkt, the Great St. Martin church, the Rhine promenade, and much more. Your city game box contains 16 sealed and numbered envelopes, each holding riddles that need to be solved. Follow clear and precise directions and find your way to the various sights. Once you solve a riddle you will be given a number, which reveals which envelope to open next. You won’t know ahead of time in which succession the Scavenger Hunt City Game envelopes need to be opened. Have fun while you receive detailed information regarding the historical background of every attraction.
Explore Cologne's highlights such as the famous Old town, the romantic Hohenzollern Bridge, and the iconic Cologne Cathedral. Walk through the Old Town and learn all about the rich history of Cologne from your knowledgeable guide. Experience important stages of Cologne's more than 2000-year-old city history up close through virtual reality scenes at six different locations. Use the virtual reality glasses and compare the past with the present. Get a glimpse of the Roman border, witness the metropolis of the Middle Ages, see the outpost of French and Prussian rule, and look at the destruction caused during World War II. Listen to insightful stories from those time periods which enhances the experience even further. Once you remove your virtual reality glasses, see the shocking contrast between now and then and find that some of the buildings are no longer visible, while others remained...
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...
Discover Cologne as never before with this original interactive game experience. Using your cell phone, your challenge will start on the side portal of the Roman north gate CCAA in front of the cathedral’s main entrance. Simply open your e-mail link and your adventure will begin! Set off to explore Cologne as you solve 16 clues, with each correct answer taking you to the next location. As you proceed through the challenge, learn more about the history of the city and the local culture with fun facts. If you need a little helping hand, ask for hints to help you solve the clues. Take in some of Cologne's most beautiful sights, visit some of its oldest spots and find out things you never knew about the city. If you're looking for a fun way to experience the city, then this is a truly unique opportunity.
Embark on an entertaining guessing tour and listen to the stories of your guide. Find out if everything is a downright lie, or whether it is in fact one of the quirky incidents that really happened in the cathedral city. Hear of foolish stunts of the administration, the city council, Cologne's dignitaries or simple citizens that happened in recent years or in past centuries. Guess and take a vote whether your guide has invented the story or it's true, while you traverse the city. After the vote, you'll get the resolution and hear about the background of the stories. The person, who has shown the most instinct for the truth, will be rewarded with a little surprise at the end of this guessing tour.
Learn what makes Cologne unique in an exciting way and enjoy interesting photo ops or unconventional riddles at famous sights with your team. Equipped with a roadbook, emergency pack and internet access, set off on the "Smartphone City Challenge" without wasting any time on long introductions, technical difficulties or errors in understanding. The course of the game is self-explanatory once you're on site, but beware: calls and assistance will be noted and points will be deducted accordingly. After a short greeting, get your group's action pack (messenger bag with team or company name upon request) including: roadbook with all the challenges, photos, activities, information, game directions, etc., an emergency pack with card and life line card, a team card (ID card for challenges), a pen and a decoder assistant. Go on a scavenger hunt through Cologne's Old Town and learn about the his...
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The puzzles were a good mix and sometimes tricky. Sometimes we had some translation problems. We would have wished as additional function the possibility to get further information about the sights or streets, so a kind of voluntary Infobutton. In addition, we would have liked to take a break at any point and felt the time given us something under pressure. Overall, we have discovered much surprising and got to know beautiful corners of Cologne.
A great tour to discover Cologne. It was really fun, especially the puzzles :) Unfortunately, the town hall tower was closed, that made it a bit more difficult for us and the puzzle with the time travel was unfortunately no longer up to date;) But we will also test other tours the next time we visit Cologne: )
My husband and I did the game in pairs and came to places where we had probably not been a mrs booklet. Have had a lot of fun in the meantime. It is not long-winded, goes fast enough. the questions are not too easy but doable. Really recommended!
All in all it was a fun activity. But some of the riddles/hints were not fully clear to us. But we did make it in the end! So all good!
Nice way to see a lot of Cologne, just a pity it was in English. This caused us a great deal of trouble