Guided tour

Brewery & Old Town Tour with Beer Tasting

Activity provider: Kölngeflüster

Brewery & Old Town Tour with Beer Tasting

Activity provider: Kölngeflüster
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Stroll through Cologne's old town and discover the historic cathedral city in the light of its relationship of beer. Taste the different Kölsch varieties in traditional breweries.

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Duration 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Experience an interesting brewery tour through Cologne's old town and taste 4 Kölsch varieties in a rustic atmosphere
  • Listen to typical Cologne anecdotes and learn all about the development of the historic cathedral city in a humorous way
  • Learn, why a confession in breweries is reasonable or why you shouldn't order water in Cologne's breweries
  • Enjoy Cologne's traditional "Halve Hahn" in a brewery
Full description
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.
  • Visit to 4 breweries
  • 1 Kölsch or soft drink per brewery (depending on option booked)
  • 1/2 Halver Hahn (depending on option booked)
  • Guided tour of the old town
  • Additional drinks
  • Additional food
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • Masks are optional but are strongly recommended while indoors

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Meeting point

Kreuzblume Köln, opposite the main entrance of Cologne's cathedral (next to Domforum). The finial/Domforum is located directly across from Café Reichard.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Intoxication

Know before you go

  • The minimum age for participation is 18 years
  • The tour guide reserves the right to reject to intoxicated persons or people in costumes
  • This tour is only available in German
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4.9 /5

based on 107 reviews

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You learn a lot about the origin of the "Kölsch", about the first Kölsch breweries, the different types of Kölsch and where the name "Köbes" comes from, as the waiters are called in the breweries. In addition, there are 4 different types of Kölsch to taste in 4 different restaurants of different sizes in Cologne's old town, from tart to milder types. You learn a lot about the art of brewing and are very well entertained for 2 hours. Our guide was very knowledgeable and knew an answer to all questions. The tour is highly recommended.

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October 23, 2021

It was a super tour where you learn a lot about the beer tradition in Cologne. We all had a lot of fun with our guide.

November 4, 2021

Nice tour with a good guide through the well-known breweries in the old town of Cologne.

November 1, 2021

Product ID: 63509