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Cologne: Old Town Highlights Walking Tour

1. Cologne: Old Town Highlights Walking Tour

Meet your guide in the historic old town of Cologne and start your walking tour of some of the city's most famous highlights. Marvel at the towering Cologne Cathedral. Discover the ancient myths, legends, and biblical figures incorporated into its Gothic facade. Journey further back in time and visit a Roman villa with a preserved mosaic floor, Roman tomb, and parts of Roman palace buildings. Walking around the Roman-Germanic Museum, you'll see detailed relics from Cologne's Roman period. Walk across the top of the subterranean Cologne Philharmonic Hall, where you'll visit a Holocaust memorial. Then, make your way to Hohenzollern Bridge to take in panoramas of the old town and the futuristic new harbor district. A stroll along the Rhine then leads you to the largest Romanesque church in Cologne. Wander through ancient alleyways to the city's oldest marketplaces and to the Historic Town Hall. End your tour back at Cologne Cathedral and its fairy tale fountain.

Cologne: Old City Guided Walking Tour

2. Cologne: Old City Guided Walking Tour

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.

Cologne: Private Walking Tour of City Center

3. Cologne: Private Walking Tour of City Center

Discover some of Cologne’s most relevant sites on a private walking tour in the city center. Wander along the river Rhine, gaze at the Cologne Cathedral, and cross the Hohenzollern Bridge while chatting with a local guide. Begin the tour in front of the city’s famed cathedral and take in this hallmark, historical structure that lies adjacent to the Rhine. The cathedral is the city’s second tallest building and boasts the title of UNESCO World Heritage site. Next, take the opportunity to see the Dionysus Mosaic, which dates from around A.D. 220 and is the centerpiece of the Roman-Germanic Museum. After checking out the mosaic, stroll along the Hohenzollern Bridge, which overlooks the Rhine, and snap some photos to capture this memorable experience. From the bridge, continue the tour in Cologne’s Old Town and experience its unique historical appeal. Take in the traditional old housing and local breweries, which are located directly along the Rhine. As you pass through Old Town’s narrow alleys, next stop at the Great St. Martin Church located at the city’s historical fish market. Observe the church’s distinctive design that has shaped Old Town’s skyline throughout the years. Next pass by the Willi Ostermann Fountain and then stop by the historical Cologne City Hall, famous for its Renaissance façade. After that check out the city’s largest shopping strip, Hohe Street, where everything can be found from electronics to clothes and shoes. Wrap up the walking tour by stopping at Heinzelmännchen Fountain, a monument dedicated to a local myth about little people who used to work all night so the people of Cologne could take it easy during the day.     

Cologne & Limburg Full-Day Tour

4. Cologne & Limburg Full-Day Tour

Visit Cologne for a day and discover 2000 years of its history, from the Roman times through to the Middle Ages, to the bustling metropolis that exists today. This tour shows you some of the city's most ancient relics, its grand Gothic cathedral, and enduring icons of culture from across the centuries. Once you meet your group in central Frankfurt, take a ride across the countryside for your visit to Germany's fourth-largest city. A double-decker bus takes you to see the site of the Roman Praetorium and the famous Dionysus mosaic at the Romano-Germanic Museum, as well at the mighty city gates and fantastic churches that offer an insight into the former medieval city life. When you take some time out for lunch, walk through the city's central pedestrian areas to experience the lively and vibrant atmosphere that makes Cologne a hotspot of art, culture, and modern life. Take a look at the grand Cathedral of Cologne, which took more than 600 years to complete. In the afternoon, make a stop in the town of Limburg an der Lahn to see its beautiful old bridges and medieval houses before you return to Frankfurt.

Cologne: Private Rickshaw Tour

5. Cologne: Private Rickshaw Tour

Start your private rickshaw tour at the official tourist office in central part of Cologne. Cool down or warm up with a refreshing hot or cold beverage on your trip. Roll by Früh, Heinzelmännchenbrunnen, Dionysos Mosaic, and Hohenzollernbreach. Let your expert driver reveal wonderful panoramic views of the cathedral and of and the east side of the river. Decided to finish your tour at the riverside or in another part of the city center, depending which you choose, continue in the higher part of the city or the riverside. Picking to end in the upper city will take you on a visit of the house of Johan Maria Farina to learn more about the invention of Eu de Cologne. Drive by the town hall and town hall tower, before proceeding to hei and vibrant old market Selecting to end by the riverside will take you on a journey to the southern part of the city with stops at the Chocolate museum, Crane buildings, and Yachthafen.

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What people are saying about Romano-Germanic Museum

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Being stuck in a traffic jam 10 mins before the start of our scheduled Tour we gutted and called the phone number on the voucher. Sascha the Tour guide personally answerd the call, was extremely calm and reassured us he and the group would wait for us without problems. When we finally arrived 10 mins with delay he and the whole group of people were greeting us with a big smile and cheer, thanks to Sascha who entertained the group till our arrival. And then we all togehter went on the Tour. Sascha is not only a wonderful guide, full of knowledge, witty, interesting, but has also a good heart. As for the Tour, it was everything we have hoped for. Gave us tips and info what to do with the rest of the trip.

Excellent trip today! Victor was very knowledgeable and certainly went the extra mile to make our trip memorable with some added hot drinks and small gift. Highly recommend this rickshaw trip to get more information and a different view of Cologne.

We really enjoyed our tour. Sascha is a great guide, very knowledgeable, talks naturally and has a good sense of humour.

It was very informative, lots of humour as well, we had a really enjoyable time. Thank you Hugo

Sascha was a very good and very funny guide for our tour of Old Town cologne