As a child, did you dream of glowing coaches, ghosts, demons, evil spirits and women dressed in white? Take a nightly tour through the alleys and darker parts of Köln, and get to the bottom of the local legends.
What to Expect
As a child, did you dream of glowing coaches, ghosts, demons, evil spirits, and women dressed in white? Take a nightly tour through the alleys and dark sides of Köln. Our night watchmen meet you at sunset or midnight, walk ahead of you, bearing torches.
Over the centuries, the residents of Köln have told many a scary story. They've spun tales of ghosts and demons, werewolves howling at the moon, evil spirits haunting the souls of the living, and humans themselves committing gruesome deeds.
There is always a kernel of truth separating legends from fiction and fairy tales. Legends try to explain the inexplicable. In this spirit, the residents of Köln made up stories, which were often held to be true after several years or decades, and were finally passed down as historical facts.
Many of the stories are bound up with famous personalities, and others are tied to certain locations. Many Kölner sagas appeared in the late high middle ages, and others during the early modern era. They were then passed down orally until the time of the Romantics. We will lead you through all of these forgotten times and tales.
In front of the prominent Heinzelmännchenbrunnen fountain sculpture, Am Hof 12, 50667 Köln
Know Before You Go
The tour may be rescheduled in case of unusually inclement weather. English tours are only available for groups of 15 or more.