Cologne Private Walking Tour
  • Cologne Private Walking Tour

    With 2000 years of history under its belt, Cologne is a perfect city to see on foot. Our guide will make the entire town and its stories come alive on this walking tour. And believe us, Cologne’s Cathedral, the cobbled alleys and the squares of the Old Town have a few stories to tell. Founded by the Romans in AD 50, this is one of the oldest cities in Germany. After surviving World War II, it’s considered today a world cultural center, with its 42 museums and 120 art galleries. We will take you on the oldest paths in the Old Town, where the most important attractions are concentrated, giving you a feeling for how life was in the past, and how it runs today. Journey with us through the roman influence, the gothic splendor of the Middle Ages and learn some local knowledge about the famous Carnival of Cologne and what the words “Kölle Allaf” mean!

    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Cologne Cathedral, Domkloster 4, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia Germany

    We will meet you in front of the Köln Cathedral, by Kreuzblume’s stairs. From here it’s just a couple of steps to the Cathedral of Cologne. With its impressive 160-meter-high spires (525 feet), it is considered a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. On our walk around the cathedral you will learn about the legends and mysteries that propelled it on to the list of UNESCO's World Heritage sites.

    After the cathedral we continue onwards to the old town. Of course, we will make a stop at one of its famous breweries, like Peters Brauhaus, and will have the opportunity to try one of Cologne’s treasures: Kölsch beer. Please note that drinks and food are not included in the tour’s price, so bring some pocket money with you.

    Time to head out to the narrow alleyways and take pictures of the colorful traditional houses. We will then be the Alter Markt (old market), a place where public executions were also done during the Middle Ages. If we’re in luck we will get the chance to enjoy the weekly market organized here. The next market is right around the corner, the Heumarkt. This is where cheese, meat and salt used to be sold in the past. Both markets are nowadays major attractions for locals and tourists alike, due to its variety of restaurants and cafes.

    Our path then takes us to the Rathaus, Germany's oldest City Hall which is built in many different architectural styles, including its Gothic tower and a Renaissance style Loggia and Cloister. It is one of the most typical buildings of the Renaissance era in the city.

    Next to the Town Hall we will stop by the Archeological zone of the Jewish Quarter. Let us tell you about the long history of the Jewish community of this city, as well as about the 17-metre-deep (55 feet) shaft of the Mikveh, the Jewish ritual bath, that was excavated in the area. To this day, the changing level of the Rhine river can be read at the bottom of the Mikveh from the differing water levels there.

    Our final stop will be at the Romanesque Catholic Church of Great Saint Martin. The foundations date to around 960 AD, but it had to be fully restored after the bombardments and destruction of World War II. It will be the last but great highlight of your walking city tour of the old town.

    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
    "Wheelchair accessible"
    "Stroller accessible"
    "Service animals allowed"
    "Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
    "No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
    "Most travelers can participate"
    "This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"

    • Lugar de comienzo: Cologne, Germany

      Traveler pickup is offered
      Central Meeting Point

    • Duración: 2 hours
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Incluye

    • *Private guide for your group only
    • *Possibility to customize the tour on spot

    No Incluye

    • *Gratuities
    • *Entrances
    • *Inside guiding
    • *Food and/or drinks

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