Private tour

Cologne: WWII Historical Sites Private Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Rosotravel Germany
Private tour

Cologne: WWII Historical Sites Private Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Rosotravel Germany

From US$ 135.42 per person

Discover terrifying history of Nazi times in Cologne. Learn the tragic fate and personal stories of citizens. Explore the NS Documentation Centre. All that on a private walking tour with guide.

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Duration 2 - 4 hours
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Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian
Wheelchair accessible
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  • Track the traces of WWII spread in the Old Town of Cologne with tempo adjusted
  • Explore NS Documentation Center, former Gestapo office with tickets included
  • Learn in depth about Nazi terror and its evil machinery
  • Admire Cologne Cathedral, UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Enjoy the tour with Private 5-Stars Guide speaking fluently
Full description
"Join us for the engaging and informative WWII tour in Cologne Old Town. Your Private Guide will make sure you get the best experience. Although 95% of the city centre was destroyed during WWII, there is still plenty to see for the war history lovers. During this walking tour you will follow the traces of WWII and hear from your Private Guide tons of facts and stories about this dark period. The tour will start at the top highlight of Cologne, the Cathedral. Despite many bullet holes it survived the bombing and remains the witness of dark times. You will discover the tragic story of the nearby Trail of Remembrance and memorial Stumbling Stones, the small copper plaques in the pavement. You will find out how roman sewers beneath Cologne were used in WWII. Strolling in the Old Town streets the Guide will take you to the St. Alban Church ruins, the Memorial Hindenburgbrücke and Dombunker. Walk further north-west and find out about the bombarded St. Kolumba Church. A separate highlight to explore is the NS Documentation Center, known as EL-DE House. It was the former headquarters of the Gestapo (secret police) turned into a virtual ""place of terror"". The basements of the house had been used as prison cells and torture rooms for forced laborers and political enemies. Over 1800 inscriptions made on the walls by the prisoners can still be viewed today. The upper floors with Gestapo offices represent administrative terror and an evil system created by Nazis. Choose the basic 2-hours option to walk in the Old Town and track places connected to WWII history with a passionate and knowledgeable private 5-Stars Guide. Your guide will make sure that you spot all highlights. Discover much more in a 4-hours tour, which offers in addition 2-hours private visit in the EL-DE Haus. Learn about Nazi terror in Cologne. Your 5-Stars Guide will show you around with thorough explanations."
  • Private walking tour in Cologne Old Town discovering WWII traces
  • 5-Stars Guide with Official License speaking fluently in language chosen during reservation
  • Visit at Cologne Cathedral (free parts)
  • Visit at NS Documentation Center with free ticket included (in 4-hours option)
  • Fascinating facts and stories in tempo adjusted to your preferences and interests
  • Entrance to Cologne Cathedral Tower

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Kreuzblume monument in front of the entrance to Cologne Cathedral.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Please check your email the day before the tour to receive important information
  • Notice that due to masses the visit in Cologne Cathedral may be limited
Customer reviews

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March 22, 2023

increible guia y explicacion

February 3, 2023


Bernard was an excellent guide. His knowledge of the city was simply astounding. He was courteous and incredibly helpful. We would absolutely love to have him as our guide again.

December 31, 2022

Product ID: 418423