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Cologne: Sagen- und Histörchentour in German

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66 reviews

Activity provider: Kölngeflüster

Cologne: Sagen- und Histörchentour in German

Activity provider: Kölngeflüster

From US$ 11.51 per person

Stroll through the narrow alleys of Cologne's beautiful Old Town and listen to the tales and legends from the city. Travel back in time to the Middle Ages.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Experience an entertaining walk through the alleys of Cologne's center and follow the traces of times long gone
  • Listen to the stories about Saint Ursula and her 11,000 virgins, the devil and Meister Gerhard as well as the famous Heinzelmännchen
  • Enjoy a walking tour through the Old Town and take a look at some of the famous sights along the river Rhine
Full description
Discover Cologne's Old Town and immerse yourself in the city's eventful past. Listen to the tales and legends and find out, whether there is an element of truth in some of them. Learn why the Heinzelmännchen (little elves) disappeared from Cologne and hear the story behind the white woman, who people still see today. Find out why there are so-called Grinköpfe (grimace masks) on some house walls and hear about the devil's relation to Meister Gerhard and a corrupt mayor. Listen to the amusing and interesting stories from the Middle Ages and see Cologne's most famous sights.
  • Guided tour of the old town
  • German-speaking tour guide
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

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Meeting point

The tour departs at 6 pm at the Heinzelmännchen Fountain, Am Hof 12, 50667 Cologne.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Departure: 6:00 PM
  • This tour is barrier-free
  • The tour is free of charge for children up to 10 years
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4.8 /5

based on 66 reviews

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Harry was great! He told us the legends of the city of Cologne in a totally authentic way. His Cologne style made the whole thing even more special. We had a lot of fun and the time went by way too fast!! We would have listened to him for a few more hours.

March 16, 2020

Beautiful stories, funny, exciting and informative

The guide told exciting stories with Cologne charm. Despite the weather, I hung on his every word. I would have loved to have let him take me another 3 hours into the past. But it was just too cold for that. So I would recommend this tour in the warmer season.

December 17, 2018

Überzeugender Guide. Die Sagen und Geschichten waren uns größtenteils bisher nicht bekannt. Ansonsten leichter und lockerer Verlauf. Da das Thermometer bei Null Grad stand, gab es nach der Führung ein saftiges Steak in einem warmen Restaurant und ein leckeres Weizenbier (nicht im Rahmen der Führung). Was tat das gut!!!

December 30, 2019

Product ID: 70856