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Cologne: Old Town Highlights Walking Tour

Cologne: Old Town Highlights Walking Tour

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Join a guided tour through the historic old town of Cologne. Visit many of Cologne's highlights, including the Cologne Cathedral, Hohenzollern Bridge, and the Old Historic Town Hall.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Wheelchair accessible


  • Step back in time and discover the history and heritage of Cologne's old town
  • Admire the intricate details of the world-famous Cologne Cathedral
  • Discover ancient artifacts from Cologne's Roman past dating back 2000 years
  • Explore the city's oldest marketplaces and Old Historic Town Hall
  • Take in beautiful panoramas along the banks of the mighty Rhine River
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Meet your guide in the historic old town of Cologne and start your walking tour of some of the city's most famous highlights. Marvel at the towering Cologne Cathedral. Discover the ancient myths, legends, and biblical figures incorporated into its Gothic facade.

Journey further back in time and visit a Roman villa with a preserved mosaic floor, Roman tomb, and parts of Roman palace buildings. Walking around the Roman-Germanic Museum, you'll see detailed relics from Cologne's Roman period.

Walk across the top of the subterranean Cologne Philharmonic Hall, where you'll visit a Holocaust memorial. Then, make your way to Hohenzollern Bridge to take in panoramas of the old town and the futuristic new harbor district.

A stroll along the Rhine then leads you to the largest Romanesque church in Cologne. Wander through ancient alleyways to the city's oldest marketplaces and to the Historic Town Hall. End your tour back at Cologne Cathedral and its fairy tale fountain.

  • Guided tour
  • Souvenir
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry tickets
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Petrusbrunnen Statue next to the Cologne Cathedral.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
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4.8 /5

based on 102 reviews

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Sascha brought a lot of detailed knowledge into the tour and responded to the additional questions of the guests. This tour is an ideal and relaxed start to your stay in Cologne - you get a first overview of many of the main attractions and can then go back later to take a closer look at the desired locations with more time.

July 26, 2022

We really enjoyed this walk. Sascha led the group at a nice pace that gave us time to appreciate our surroundings. He told us lots of information in a friendly chatty way and involved us by asking questions and checking we understood things. It felt more like a walk and chat with a friend, than someone reading out information. Highly recommended to give an good overview of the Cathedral and city and tips for the rest of your stay in Cologne.

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July 25, 2022

Our guide Sascha offered us an interesting, amusing and entertaining tour of the old town. He conveyed history well with wit, so that my teenage daughter was also enthusiastic. The tour could have gone much longer, the 2 hours passed very quickly. Sascha as a city guide is highly recommended.

June 12, 2022

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