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Cologne: Old City Guided Walking Tour

4.8 / 5

38 reviews

Activity provider: Tours & Tales

Cologne: Old City Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Tours & Tales

From US$ 76.11 per group up to 5

Explore Cologne, an over 2,000-year-old city. Sightsee, learn about the city’s history, and try German beer.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English
Wheelchair accessible
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  • Sightsee and learn about Cologne's history
  • Enjoy a sample of German beer
  • Have a look at the oldest celebration hall of Cologne
  • See a world-famous Gothic church
Full description
Go on a guided walking tour of Cologne, one of Germany’s oldest cities. Experience 2,000 years of history as you see the city’s iconic landmarks and architecture, from the relics of the Roman founders to the 21st century. Learn about German brewing and optionally taste a sample. Start at Cologne Cathedral that features Gothic architecture that took centuries to build. Learn about the rich history of this church. Then, walk to the Romano-Germanic Museum through the bustling street where people, street musicians, and other artists frequent. Look through the windows and spot a very impressive mosaic. Just 1,800 years ago, parties were celebrated here. Next, discover how much Germans and especially the people of Cologne love beer. Learn about the city’s almost 1,000-year-old brewing traditions and pub etiquette. Hear how all waiters in Cologne have the same name. Before moving on, taste a sample if you’d like. After, visit the oldest city hall in Germany and take a look at the place where cologne (perfume) was invented. Walk through the busy squares of the old city and pass by the monument of the two citizens of Cologne, Tünnes and Schääl.
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    4.8 /5

    based on 38 reviews

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    Very informative, pleasant walking tour with lots of history and local highlights.

    June 8, 2022

    Great tour, guide gave us the chance to express our interests upfront so we could be sure to include them. Super friendly, funny, I learned a lot of interesting stuff. Even off questions I wouldn’t have expected him to necessitated know.

    April 7, 2022

    .... We especially like the "little" stories that are not in any book ...

    October 25, 2021

    Product ID: 400090