Guided tour

Cologne: The Night Watchman Old Town Walking Tour in German

Activity provider: Kölngeflüster
Guided tour

Cologne: The Night Watchman Old Town Walking Tour in German

Activity provider: Kölngeflüster
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From US$ 14.90 per person

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Follow the night watchman into the medieval past of Cologne's old town with its dark secrets. Walk past the historic buildings of the city and listen to the historical stories and legends.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Experience an informative and amusing guided tour through the old town of Cologne
  • Follow a traditionally dressed night watchman
  • Embark on a journey through time to medieval Cologne and hear more about life and work in a time long past
Full description

Explore the old town of Cologne on a guided tour and see the historic buildings at night. Follow the night watchman in his historical costume by the light of his lantern to another time, when every full hour was proclaimed.

Learn all about the duties of the historical night watchman and life in the Middle Ages as you wander through the narrow streets of Cologne's Old Town. Learn why pigs were beaten in front of Cologne's churches and why stray dogs were so well-fed in centuries past. Discover how Cologne's citizens resisted the authorities and listen to many legends and anecdotes about Cologne's history.

  • Tour guide
  • Walking tour of the Old Town
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the town hall entrance Alter Markt (neben U-Bahneingang/Rolltreppe).

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour is only available in German
  • The guided tour is also suitable for children (from approx. 10 years)
  • Children aged 12 years or younger can participate for free
  • Sturdy footwear is recommended
  • This is a barrier-free tour
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4.7 /5

based on 650 reviews

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Hello, we had a night watchman tour on Saturday. Of course it was still too bright that it didn't come across as scary, but it was actually a good tour. You could learn a lot and our guide also included us. The time passed quickly and the distance covered was manageable and also possible for older people to keep up.

July 11, 2022

Night watchman (tour guide) was great. Authentic, spontaneous, very reliable in history and he always had little stories ready for the individual narrative locations that took the group back to the Middle Ages. Very entertaining. The 1.5 hours flew by. History with a difference - highly recommended for adults as well as school classes! I would book again at any time - also as a gift.

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June 5, 2022

Hello, we come from Cloppenburg and were able to spend a long weekend in Cologne. In our opinion, the night watchman tour was a successful introduction to the history of the city. Our guide understood how to lead us into the Middle Ages of the city of Cologne and to tell some stories about it. The tour was entertaining and not strenuous as the locations we were taken to were only a few hundred meters apart. It was well done.

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February 6, 2022

Product ID: 75131