1. Germany
  2. North Rhine-Westphalia
  3. Cologne
  4. Alter Markt

Cologne: Private 2-Hour Brewery Tour

Product ID: 19990
Discover the secrets of Cologne's breweries on this private 2-hour. Visit 4 breweries in the city and sample the product of each house. Experience the Cologne beer culture and learn about the brewing history of the city.
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Duration: 2 hours
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  • Enjoy a group experience for Kölsch lovers
  • Discover the beer culture of Cologne
  • Hear about the city's interesting history
Full description
Embark on a journey to discover Cologne’s national drink, the brewery mentality, the Cologne way of life, and the history of the city.

Cologne’s favorite drink is known to be delicious. Since 1986 the Kölsch convention has laid down what Kölsch is, where it is brewed, and what it is drunk from. In recent years, Kölsch has also been protected in Europe as a regional specialty and the Kölsch convention is recognized as the basis.

On this tour you will visit 4 breweries, sample the product of the house, discover what Kölsch and Altbier (specialty from Düsseldorf) have in common, and what a “Pittermännchen” is.

Each participant will receive a documentation of the history of each brewery that you visit with anecdotes and the listing of each existing brewery. In this way, you can keep memories of the tour for the future.

You will visit the following breweries: Brauhaus Früh am Dom, Peters Brauhaus or Brauhaus Sion, Gaffel Haus am Alter Markt (where the guilds of Cologne are represented), and Bierhaus an der Salzgass (the highlight of Cologne Carnival). Other combinations can be arranged on request.
  • Information material and a personal "Brewery Diploma"
  • Tour with a knowledgeable guide
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the Heinzelmännchen Fountain, Am Hof 12-18, 50667 Cologne

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Important information
Know before you go
• Minimum age: 18 years
• The tour can last up to 2.5 hours
• For bachelor parties, participants are asked not to dress in costumes or appear excessively drunk
• A surcharge of EUR 20 applies to group bookings starting after 20:00, which has to be paid to the tour guide locally
• Participants with mobility problems are more than welcome to join the tour; please specify if any of your party require mobility assistance when booking since the tour itinerary will be adapted as necessary
• Upon request, the supplier can make a dinner reservation for you and your party at the last brewery of the tour (for breweries in the Old Town only; please book well in advance)

From £145.64 Per group up to 16

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 21 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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Was a very fun and entertaining evening.

We had a very funny evening with our guide, he was very easy going and at the end of the tour he had a Kölsch with us. He had a good knowledge and he was able to answer all our questions. It was a nice evening for all of us really liked it.

26 June 2016

entertaining, informative,

We did this tour with 12 people, our young companion responded very well to our wishes. We had booked this tour without drinks as not everyone likes beer. But we still got enough to drink as everyone wanted our guide took care of. He briefly informed us about the brewery culture. Highly recommended, thank you very much.

15 April 2013


It was phenomenal!!!

8 October 2015

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Product ID: 19990