1. Germany
  2. North Rhine-Westphalia
  3. Cologne

Cologne: Haunted Cologne City Exploration Game & Tour

Product ID: 321598
Go on a quest around the haunted parts of Cologne by solving clues that will unlock haunted stories about the Cologne Cathedral, Alter Market, and more. Follow clues, solve puzzles and discover the city on your own by using your mobile phone.
About this activity
Duration: 1.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Discover the most haunted streets, villas, and squares in the city
  • Learn the haunted stories around the Cologne Cathedral, Alter Market, and more
  • Solve clues on your phone while you visit the haunted Cologne
  • Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, outdoor escape game, and treasure hunt
  • Enjoy a city game available in English and German
Full description
You are invited to discover the captive souls, the spirits and the mysterious skeletons of Cologne with an interactive city exploration app. You will be guided step-by-step to the cursed buildings where they carry out their eternal punishments while you learn all of their stories. Brace yourself and come explore Haunted Cologne, all with the help of your smartphone.

Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won’t need a map, a GPS or a guide. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. Along the way, you’ll find horror stories that will give you the chills. Dare you go on this tour?

Complete the tour at your own pace as there's no time limit, though around two hours is normally enough. Pause the game at any time, and restart whenever you want from the last place you visited.

For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own voucher.

You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.
  • City game in English and German
  • 24/7 customer support
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Go to 204 Aachener Street, near Melaten Park. Make sure you download the Questo mobile app from GooglePlay or the Apple App Store. Create a new account inside the Questo app with your email address to begin the game.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Charged Smartphone
  • Internet access
Know before you go
• Please note, in order to play the game, you will need an internet connection
• The quest is available in English and German
• It’s better to play the city exploration game at night, to really experience the haunted city
• You have to be at the starting point in order to begin or else the game will not start
• You can pause the game at any time and restart whenever you want, from the place you left it at
• It will take you from 1.5 to 2 hours to complete, but there is no time limit, so you can finish it at your own pace
• A full refund is available if you do not enjoy this self-guided tour
• The quest is great for large groups and team events
• Start whenever you want (even right now!)
• There is no person assisting you at the starting point or throughout the game (to start, you must use the app and follow the instructions you get by e-mail after the purchase)
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From £9.09 £5.46 Per group up to 2

Customer reviews
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So all in all a nice idea, but it can be expanded. We had problems at the start, but we were quickly helped via WhatsApp support. It was excellent. You have to read the story yourself, accompanied by subtle noises. That was ok so far, unfortunately the translation from English is (probably) pretty grotty. This is definitely an improvement. One then climbs through the city from one historical building to the next and has to solve puzzles. Background information about the buildings would have been nice here. In the end, it's just over. I would have liked something more pompous. In addition, you are then a relaxed 5-10km from the beginning. Where our car was. A circuit would have been better. But nice idea. Upgradable.

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9 February 2020

Absolutely fair price-performance ratio. Very nice walk through Cologne and also educational. Always happy.

6 February 2020

20 January 2020

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Product ID: 321598