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Cologne: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Cologne: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Get to know Cologne at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. Enjoy this ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, and solve challenges. Work with your team or compete against them as you learn exciting facts and create memories that you won’t forget. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. Discover another side of Cologne on this fun tour. Be sure to take photos of Cologne Cathedral, the largest Gothic church in northern Europe. If heights don’t phase you, then take a trip to the cathedral’s roofs to get a view of the city. Start your tour at Cologne Central Station. Visit Cologne Cathedral with its magnificent architecture. Photograph the ornate Heinzelmännchenbrunnen and learn about Josef Richard Frings, a great Cologne figure. The Town Hall will amaze you, it is one of the characteristic symbols of Cologne. Next, the Old Town awaits you, don't forget to take pictures in the fairytale place. Great San Martin Church will leave you speechless with its peaceful beauty, Romanesque architecture, and famous tower. Admire the Fischmarkt Square with its unique fountain. The unique Kölner Pegel is worth your time to learn about, and the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Chocolate Museum to travel through beautiful tastes.

Cologne: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour

Cologne: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour

The Cologne scavenger hunt will take you past the most beautiful sights of the Rhine metropolis. Start your adventure at the main station and then head to the Cathedral, which is Cologne's landmark. Also, discover the Heinzelmännchen fountain, the old market with the town hall, the Heumarkt, the Great St. Martin church, the Rhine promenade, and much more. Your city game box contains 16 sealed and numbered envelopes, each holding riddles that need to be solved. Follow clear and precise directions and find your way to the various sights. Once you solve a riddle you will be given a number, which reveals which envelope to open next. You won’t know ahead of time in which succession the Scavenger Hunt City Game envelopes need to be opened. Have fun while you receive detailed information regarding the historical background of every attraction.

Original funky-fun Free Tour of Cologne

Original funky-fun Free Tour of Cologne

During our walk through the old town of Cologne, we discover more than 2000 years of history, from the Roman city, through the dark Middle Ages, to the city of Cologne as we know it today. Who was Agrippina, one of the most feared women in Roman history in the eyes of the world but the most appreciated by the inhabitants of this city? Why does the Lindt Chocolate company have a super famous museum in the city despite being a Swiss company? What does Napoleon have to do with Cologne? And have you ever wondered if the cologne you wear as perfume Eau de Cologne has something to do with our city? There is a lot to discover on our tour through Germany's fourth largest city, the so-called "Jewel of the Rhein River". Besides telling you the most curious stories and the most important facts to make you become a Cologne know-it-all, we will also offer you the most fun culinary suggestions: from bretzels in nice cafés to beers in the most amazing local breweries! We are going to see some of the most interesting hidden corners of the city and talk about the impressive cathedral, our famous “Kölner Dom”! During your tour, we share funny legends and anecdotes with you. Meet new friends and learn about Cologne on this tour. Join us and discover the secrets of this historic city, we will show you why we say “Home is where the Dom is”!

Cologne: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Cologne: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour at Cologne Central Station, and visit Cologne Cathedral with its magnificent architecture. Photograph the ornate Heinzelmännchenbrunnen and learn about Josef Richard Frings, a great Cologne figure. Enjoy the tour in your language, integrated with google maps so you won’t get lost. Join with friends, alone, with your family, or with your partners and learn about the city as you wander around. See the Town Hall, one of the mos characteristic symbols of Cologne, and take pictures in the beautiful Old Town. Admire San Martin Church, and be left speechless by its beauty, Romanesque Architecture, and famous tower. Admire the Fischmarkt Square with its unique fountain, and the unique Kölner Pegel, before moving on to the famous Chocolate Museum.

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What people are saying about Cologne Central Station

Overall rating

4.1
(32 reviews)

I thought that was great. You could have a quiet drink every now and then and carry on as you wanted. But also learned a lot about Cologne through the texts and the puzzles made you look at everything in detail. We've probably noticed that you shouldn't think too complicatedly, just do it.

There were too many distractions walking right into our tour! People wanting our signs for some peace campaign! Nevertheless, the guide kept it all good humored!

It was incredible, we had zero expectations and the tour ended up being one of the best places we have visited. Congratulations!!!

Emily did a fantastic job! Emily knew her facts about the sites and she presented well.

A lot of fun to do! Performed with the scooters and it was easy to do!