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Cologne: Brewery Tour with Three "Kölsch" Tastings

1. Cologne: Brewery Tour with Three "Kölsch" Tastings

If you are you looking for a fun way to explore the beautiful city and history of Cologne, this renowned brewery tour is a great choice. On this tour, the guides have the freedom to choose which breweries to take you to. This allows them to make decisions based on the group dynamic, ensuring that everyone is entertained and satisfied. If you'd like an even more personalized experience, select the option with a private guide. The 2-hour tour begins near the cathedral's grand entrance by the Kreuzblumen monument. After a couple of fun facts about the cathedral and the Kreuzblume, you start the thirst-quenching journey to three different breweries, where you will taste three delicious local beers to find the one that best suits you. You will not only learn a little bit about the breweries and the local brewing culture, but most importantly, you will taste the result of hundreds of years of brewing experience. The tour covers some of the most traditional breweries Cologne has to offer, such as the 700 year-old Brauhaus Sion, as well as younger breweries such, as Früh am Dom, Cologne's largest brewery.

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Cologne: Old Town Brewhouse Tour

2. Cologne: Old Town Brewhouse Tour

Your guide will meet you at the meeting point and bring you to 4 different traditional beer houses in Cologne's Old Town. In each establishment, you can order a different Kölsch, a local beer brewed in the city. While you rest at the brewhouse, your guide will tell you everything you need to know about Kölsch, Cologne and the local way of life. Throughout the 2-hour tour, your guide will share personal anecdotes as well as interesting facts about this historic city and its unique beer culture. If you're in luck, the guide will even let you in on a local secret and explain why the person bringing you beer in Cologne is not called a waiter, and why they have a very unique attitude.

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Cologne: Kölsch Beer and Brew House 2-Hour Tour

3. Cologne: Kölsch Beer and Brew House 2-Hour Tour

Learn more about the beer culture of Cologne on a 2-hour guided tour of the historic city center. See famous monuments along the way, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cologne Cathedral. Venture into the Alter Markt to locate some of the finest brew houses in the city, and learn more about the open-minded and passionate attitude of the city's residents. Hear about their drinking rituals and why beer has become such a special culture in the city. Get insider tips to make more of your time in Cologne and visit popular venues such as the Hennes am Dom and Heinzelmännchenbrunnen brew houses. Hear about the small kiosk stores known as büdchen, often converted from colorful former shipping containers.

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Brewery & Old Town Tour with Beer Tasting

4. Brewery & Old Town Tour with Beer Tasting

Experience 4 typical breweries in the Old Town and learn about the art of brewing in Cologne. Learn, why people sometimes go to Cologne's breweries to confess and why it's better not to order water there. Taste 4 different freshly tapped varieties of Kölsch beer and learn why it is the favorite drink of Cologne's inhabitants. Try a traditional Halver Hahn at one of the breweries - half a rye roll with butter, cheese, mustard and onions. See the cozy living rooms and the way of live in Cologne and experience comfort Cologne-style. Additionally, you can learn more about the history of the 2000 year old cathedral city in a humorous way.

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Cologne: Walking Tour with Brewery Visit & Beer Tasting

5. Cologne: Walking Tour with Brewery Visit & Beer Tasting

Explore Cologne with the perfect walking tour for beginners. Get an insight into the life in the famous cathedral city and experience the culture and traditions of Cologne. Stroll at leisure through Cologne's Old Town and learn interesting facts about its history which goes back thousands of years. Visit a brewery and sample the popular beer Kölsch or a refreshing soft drink and see where this regional beverage is produced. Learn everything about the famous carnival culture of the city and its origins. Hear the stories behind the city's houses and which information you can deduce from a building while you stroll past the cathedral, the town hall and along the Rhine.

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Cologne: Group Walking Tour with Brewery and Beer Tasting

6. Cologne: Group Walking Tour with Brewery and Beer Tasting

View Cologne from many different perspectives while hearing some facinating anecdotes about its history and culture on this group walking tour. Cross the famed Rhine river and see the Cologne Cathedral. Try a refreshing local beer at a brewery. Start at the at the horse statue at Heumarkt and take in wonderful panoramic views of Cologne as your cross the Rhine over the Deutzer bridge. Visit Hohenzollern bridge and pass millions of lovelocks. Pass Cologne Cathedral and stop at one of Cologne's typical breweries and taste a freshly tapped Kölsch. Circle the cathedral as you stroll to the old town the vibrantly colored apartments in the Alter Markt (old market). Finish back at the Heumarkt.

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What people are saying about Cologne

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 735 reviews

The nice tour guide Boze maneuvered our quite large group through the breweries in Cologne's old town. He convinced us with his expert knowledge down to the last detail of the respective brewery and was very good at asserting himself against the "background noises" from the environment. >> Really great, this brewery tour and tour guide Boze are recommended! Alois K. from Aachen ...

Interesting explanations, pleasantly relaxed atmosphere. Our guide Boze did it well for the whole group and answered all questions perfectly. Our mixed group with different age groups quickly found each other. Due to long delays on the train, we were able to postpone the tour to 2 days later at short notice and without any problems.

The guide was nice and funny. People enjoyed listening to his information and stories, anything but boring. The whole group of 10 was a great bunch! We can only recommend it!

Awesome tour of the local breweries. Ross was an amazing tour guide, he was super entertaining and alot of fun, and he shared alot of history in a riveting way.

Great tour with guide Boze, who told us a lot about Kölsch and the breweries. It was great fun, thanks again.