Explore the many sides of the Belgian Quarter in Cologne on this 1.5-hour guide tour. See the Stadtgarten, the Spichern Höfe, and Brüsseler Platz. Discover the unique atmosphere of the district and learn about its history.
What to Expect
Discover the exciting and varied Belgian Quarter on this guided tour through Cologne. Start the tour at the gate to the Stadtgarten. Learn interesting facts based on anecdotes and stories, and find out how the parrots came to the city park.
Visit the Spichern Höfe, an interesting mix of old and new, and head down Brüsseler Straße towards Brüsseler Platz. Along the way you can enjoy the typical atmosphere of the Belgian Quarter and its many shops. See the only art gallery in Germany that only exhibits Spanish artists and includes a launderette, a café, and a clothing store.
If the tour takes place within the opening times of Madame Miammiam, you can visit this unusual shop and enjoy a free sampling. You can also learn where the “Belgian Quarter” got its name from and how the street names came into being. Hear about a sect that wanted to buy the district and of the citizens who plant the flowerbeds at Brüsseler Platz themselves.
Meet your guide at the small stone gate which forms the entrance to the Stadtgarten.
Know Before You Go
The Spichern Höfe and Madame Miammiam are only included in the tour if they are open during the time of the tour.