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Cologne: Discover the Street Art of the Ehrenfeld District

1. Cologne: Discover the Street Art of the Ehrenfeld District

See a different side of Cologne on an Ehrenfeld street art walking tour. Explore the streets of the buzzing cultural hub of Cologne, spot street art from AEC Interesni Kazki, El PEZ, and Captain Borderline, and learn about the techniques the artists use. Meet your guide outside Ehrenfeld station and begin your journey into the underground world of street art. As you walk with your guide, keep an eye out for the latest artwork on the facades of the buildings. Admire work by local and international artists, including Captain Borderline, El PEZ, Hero Art, Huami, PlanetSelfie, Sei Leise, and Zezao. As some of these artists specialize in illegal street art, their work can be quickly removed, so you may enjoy a rare chance to catch some before they disappear. Gain expert insight from your guide about the artist's techniques and tricks of the trade. By the end of your tour, you will be able to distinguish the unique characteristics of various creators throughout the city as you explore.

Cologne: Discover the Ehrenfeld Street Art Scene by Bike

2. Cologne: Discover the Ehrenfeld Street Art Scene by Bike

Explore the lesser-known residential areas of Cologne and discover its vibrant street art scene on a guided bike tour. Discover the lively Belgian Quarter and the quirky Ehrenfeld and learn about local life and street artists from your guide. Meet your guide near the Eigelsteintor and get set up on your bike. Then, set off with your guide to discover the different forms of street art around the city. Discover works in unexpected places, from large murals to pavement pieces. Explore the Belgian Quarter which is a hub for the creative art scene of the city. See works by artists that come from all over the world. Learn about the history and contemporary techniques employed by street artists. Cycle through the neighborhood of Ehrenfeld, home to many artists and contemporary art studios. Take a break in a popular local café, before heading back to the city center.

Cologne: Street Art Walking Tour in the Ehrenfeld District

3. Cologne: Street Art Walking Tour in the Ehrenfeld District

Explore Cologne's Ehrenfeld neighboorhood on this guided street art walking tour. Uncover everything from larger-than-life murals to smaller tags. Listen as your local guide tells you about the messages behind the artwork.  Meet your guide in West Ehrenfeld and begin your art-filled walking adventure. See buildings with vivid murals as you make your way through this neighborhood that is filled with charming cafes, kebab shops, hip boutiques, and post-industrial clubs.  Find out how this district has rapidly developed from an area that consisted of three farms 200-years-ago. See how this area has become the mecca of street artists. Experience the ever-changing street art that can be found in the most unexpected places.  Feast your eyes on street art before ending your tour outside the Bürger Zentrum Ehrenfeld building. 

Street Art Tour Köln Ehrenfeld - Walls of Wonder

4. Street Art Tour Köln Ehrenfeld - Walls of Wonder

Embark on an exhilarating journey into the pulsating core of urban creativity with our Guided Walking Street Art Tour. Join us as we uncover hidden gems and share vibrant stories that breathe life into the mesmerizing street art scene of the city. Our expert guides, deeply passionate about each brushstroke and spray, will lead you through dynamic streets where walls pulsate with expressions of culture, rebellion, and contemporary art. Tour Highlights: 1. Discover Hidden Masterpieces: Explore tucked-away alleys and streets to reveal stunning street art masterpieces, each with its unique narrative (e.g. Murals, Paste-ups, Graffiti, Stickers, Stencils) 2. Local Insights: Immerse yourself in the heartbeat of the local art scene as our guides, who share personal connections with many of the artists, provide exclusive anecdotes, delve into the rich history, and reveal insider stories behind the captivating artworks. 3. Interactive Experience: Immerse yourself in the creative process with interactive elements including the chance to create your own 'tag.' 4. Photography Opportunities: Capture the essence of Ehrenfeld's urban artistry with numerous photo-worthy moments, especially off the beaten tourist tracks. 5. Community Engagement: Support local artists and communities as we contribute to the preservation and appreciation of street art culture. Whether you're an art enthusiast or simply curious about vibrant streets, our Guided Street Art Tour promises an unforgettable experience that transcends the surface. Each mural tells a tale, and the city itself becomes the canvas. Book your spot now, and let the streets speak to you in a language of colors, shapes, and urban stories.

Cologne/Ehrenfeld: Boeing 747 Flight Simulation

5. Cologne/Ehrenfeld: Boeing 747 Flight Simulation

Enter the cockpit of a Boeing 747, built from an original cockpit of Japan Airlines, and experience the thrill of virtual flying. After a short pre-flight briefing before boarding, take the captain’s seat. The flight simulator is detailed with all instruments, functions, and sounds like in a real airplane. Fly the plane from take-off to landing with assistance from your instructor. Choose to go through different emergencies and weather scenarios with a professional pilot helping you every step of the way. You can design your route and fly to any of the 24,000 airports worldwide. You can invite up to 12 friends who will sit behind you in an actual passenger cabin and look over your shoulder as you embark on your virtual flight. Experience a unique 1-hour with your family, friends, acquaintances, and colleagues. 

Cologne: Ehrenfeld Industry & Culture Self-guided Walk

6. Cologne: Ehrenfeld Industry & Culture Self-guided Walk

This tour is only available in German. In Cologne Ehrenfeld the industrial history of the Wilhelminian period meets ancient settlement history and modern art meets the bustling life. This tour lets you experience the history of the district up close along its central axis, Venloer Straße. Here you can look behind corners, there you can walk through a hidden tunnel, and a lot of street art accompanies you. At the tour stops there are entertaining tasks to solve and exciting questions to answer. Who knows, for example, why there are so many narrow 3-window houses in Ehrenfeld? Or who the Edelweiss Pirates were? Find out! The tour is a great way to get outside and discover new things with family, friends or on your own. It's like being shown Ehrenfeld by a good friend. The tour can be started anytime and over and over again, on site or from home, in the browser of a smartphone. Have fun in Cologne Ehrenfeld! *** Good to know *** You will receive the link to start the tour in an email directly after booking.

Cologne Ehrenfeld: Crime Mystery Tour

7. Cologne Ehrenfeld: Crime Mystery Tour

In this fictional criminal case, you have to find out the whereabouts of a woman from Cologne who has disappeared. For a week there has been no trace of Karla S. An old school friend of the missing person has received a letter leading him to believe that she may have disappeared on purpose. But what is behind it? Can you help him to solve the mysterious disappearance? Passing well-known and unknown places in the district, you will discover the secret. But don't make it too easy. The wanted person has camouflaged their trail well. At various locations you have to follow and collect clues and solve tricky puzzles that will gradually show you the way to the solution. It may be that you play in a team with other people if more tickets are booked - and together you are smarter. Can you crack all the codes and solve the case as a team?

Explore Cologne’s Best Street Art Quarter

8. Explore Cologne’s Best Street Art Quarter

This experience is provided by an independent Local. Cologne is the must-go destination for culture enthusiasts. With over 40 museums, numerous art galleries, and art fairs, the city offers culture fans an unforgettable encounter with classic, contemporary, and street art. Join me for an exploration of Cologne's lively street art scene in the city's most artistic neighborhood! This experience is designed to give you a deeper understanding of urban art, its creators, and the stories they tell through their craft. Come ready to walk, explore, learn, and be amazed by the talent and creativity found on every corner. Whether you're a street art enthusiast or simply a curious traveler, this experience promises to surprise and inspire you! Our walk concludes at the delightful Café Goldmund, a true haven for literature and coffee enthusiasts alike. This café is conveniently located near the lively Cologne-Ehrenfeld railway station, providing a perfect getaway for further exploration of Cologne. Who is a Local? A Local is someone who is passionate about sharing authentic experiences based on their interests. As LocalBini, we bring together passionate people from all around the world giving them the opportunity to offer unique experiences via our marketplace

Our most recommended things to do in Ehrenfeld, Cologne

Cologne: Discover the Street Art of the Ehrenfeld District

Cologne: Discover the Street Art of the Ehrenfeld District

See a different side of Cologne on an Ehrenfeld street art walking tour. Explore the streets of the buzzing cultural hub of Cologne, spot street art from AEC Interesni Kazki, El PEZ, and Captain Borderline, and learn about the techniques the artists use. Meet your guide outside Ehrenfeld station and begin your journey into the underground world of street art. As you walk with your guide, keep an eye out for the latest artwork on the facades of the buildings. Admire work by local and international artists, including Captain Borderline, El PEZ, Hero Art, Huami, PlanetSelfie, Sei Leise, and Zezao. As some of these artists specialize in illegal street art, their work can be quickly removed, so you may enjoy a rare chance to catch some before they disappear. Gain expert insight from your guide about the artist's techniques and tricks of the trade. By the end of your tour, you will be able to distinguish the unique characteristics of various creators throughout the city as you explore.

Cologne: Discover the Ehrenfeld Street Art Scene by Bike

Cologne: Discover the Ehrenfeld Street Art Scene by Bike

Explore the lesser-known residential areas of Cologne and discover its vibrant street art scene on a guided bike tour. Discover the lively Belgian Quarter and the quirky Ehrenfeld and learn about local life and street artists from your guide. Meet your guide near the Eigelsteintor and get set up on your bike. Then, set off with your guide to discover the different forms of street art around the city. Discover works in unexpected places, from large murals to pavement pieces. Explore the Belgian Quarter which is a hub for the creative art scene of the city. See works by artists that come from all over the world. Learn about the history and contemporary techniques employed by street artists. Cycle through the neighborhood of Ehrenfeld, home to many artists and contemporary art studios. Take a break in a popular local café, before heading back to the city center.

Cologne: Street Art Walking Tour in the Ehrenfeld District

Cologne: Street Art Walking Tour in the Ehrenfeld District

Explore Cologne's Ehrenfeld neighboorhood on this guided street art walking tour. Uncover everything from larger-than-life murals to smaller tags. Listen as your local guide tells you about the messages behind the artwork.  Meet your guide in West Ehrenfeld and begin your art-filled walking adventure. See buildings with vivid murals as you make your way through this neighborhood that is filled with charming cafes, kebab shops, hip boutiques, and post-industrial clubs.  Find out how this district has rapidly developed from an area that consisted of three farms 200-years-ago. See how this area has become the mecca of street artists. Experience the ever-changing street art that can be found in the most unexpected places.  Feast your eyes on street art before ending your tour outside the Bürger Zentrum Ehrenfeld building. 

Street Art Tour Köln Ehrenfeld - Walls of Wonder

Street Art Tour Köln Ehrenfeld - Walls of Wonder

Embark on an exhilarating journey into the pulsating core of urban creativity with our Guided Walking Street Art Tour. Join us as we uncover hidden gems and share vibrant stories that breathe life into the mesmerizing street art scene of the city. Our expert guides, deeply passionate about each brushstroke and spray, will lead you through dynamic streets where walls pulsate with expressions of culture, rebellion, and contemporary art. Tour Highlights: 1. Discover Hidden Masterpieces: Explore tucked-away alleys and streets to reveal stunning street art masterpieces, each with its unique narrative (e.g. Murals, Paste-ups, Graffiti, Stickers, Stencils) 2. Local Insights: Immerse yourself in the heartbeat of the local art scene as our guides, who share personal connections with many of the artists, provide exclusive anecdotes, delve into the rich history, and reveal insider stories behind the captivating artworks. 3. Interactive Experience: Immerse yourself in the creative process with interactive elements including the chance to create your own 'tag.' 4. Photography Opportunities: Capture the essence of Ehrenfeld's urban artistry with numerous photo-worthy moments, especially off the beaten tourist tracks. 5. Community Engagement: Support local artists and communities as we contribute to the preservation and appreciation of street art culture. Whether you're an art enthusiast or simply curious about vibrant streets, our Guided Street Art Tour promises an unforgettable experience that transcends the surface. Each mural tells a tale, and the city itself becomes the canvas. Book your spot now, and let the streets speak to you in a language of colors, shapes, and urban stories.

Cologne/Ehrenfeld: Boeing 747 Flight Simulation

Cologne/Ehrenfeld: Boeing 747 Flight Simulation

Enter the cockpit of a Boeing 747, built from an original cockpit of Japan Airlines, and experience the thrill of virtual flying. After a short pre-flight briefing before boarding, take the captain’s seat. The flight simulator is detailed with all instruments, functions, and sounds like in a real airplane. Fly the plane from take-off to landing with assistance from your instructor. Choose to go through different emergencies and weather scenarios with a professional pilot helping you every step of the way. You can design your route and fly to any of the 24,000 airports worldwide. You can invite up to 12 friends who will sit behind you in an actual passenger cabin and look over your shoulder as you embark on your virtual flight. Experience a unique 1-hour with your family, friends, acquaintances, and colleagues. 

Cologne: Ehrenfeld Industry & Culture Self-guided Walk

Cologne: Ehrenfeld Industry & Culture Self-guided Walk

This tour is only available in German. In Cologne Ehrenfeld the industrial history of the Wilhelminian period meets ancient settlement history and modern art meets the bustling life. This tour lets you experience the history of the district up close along its central axis, Venloer Straße. Here you can look behind corners, there you can walk through a hidden tunnel, and a lot of street art accompanies you. At the tour stops there are entertaining tasks to solve and exciting questions to answer. Who knows, for example, why there are so many narrow 3-window houses in Ehrenfeld? Or who the Edelweiss Pirates were? Find out! The tour is a great way to get outside and discover new things with family, friends or on your own. It's like being shown Ehrenfeld by a good friend. The tour can be started anytime and over and over again, on site or from home, in the browser of a smartphone. Have fun in Cologne Ehrenfeld! *** Good to know *** You will receive the link to start the tour in an email directly after booking.

Cologne Ehrenfeld: Crime Mystery Tour

Cologne Ehrenfeld: Crime Mystery Tour

In this fictional criminal case, you have to find out the whereabouts of a woman from Cologne who has disappeared. For a week there has been no trace of Karla S. An old school friend of the missing person has received a letter leading him to believe that she may have disappeared on purpose. But what is behind it? Can you help him to solve the mysterious disappearance? Passing well-known and unknown places in the district, you will discover the secret. But don't make it too easy. The wanted person has camouflaged their trail well. At various locations you have to follow and collect clues and solve tricky puzzles that will gradually show you the way to the solution. It may be that you play in a team with other people if more tickets are booked - and together you are smarter. Can you crack all the codes and solve the case as a team?

Explore Cologne’s Best Street Art Quarter

Explore Cologne’s Best Street Art Quarter

This experience is provided by an independent Local. Cologne is the must-go destination for culture enthusiasts. With over 40 museums, numerous art galleries, and art fairs, the city offers culture fans an unforgettable encounter with classic, contemporary, and street art. Join me for an exploration of Cologne's lively street art scene in the city's most artistic neighborhood! This experience is designed to give you a deeper understanding of urban art, its creators, and the stories they tell through their craft. Come ready to walk, explore, learn, and be amazed by the talent and creativity found on every corner. Whether you're a street art enthusiast or simply a curious traveler, this experience promises to surprise and inspire you! Our walk concludes at the delightful Café Goldmund, a true haven for literature and coffee enthusiasts alike. This café is conveniently located near the lively Cologne-Ehrenfeld railway station, providing a perfect getaway for further exploration of Cologne. Who is a Local? A Local is someone who is passionate about sharing authentic experiences based on their interests. As LocalBini, we bring together passionate people from all around the world giving them the opportunity to offer unique experiences via our marketplace

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Overall rating

4.9
(96 reviews)

Extraordinary tour of art in urban spaces that I would absolutely recommend to anyone interested in culture! Our guide Michael is super connected to the street art scene and gave us captivating stories and background information about works of art and artists in an eloquent and entertaining way. The tour increased my appreciation for the diverse forms and styles of graffiti and street art and also increased my understanding of talented local artists! One of the highlights was the practical design of my own 'tag'. Cool to have done that myself. Thank you for these great insights into the alternative and colorful Cologne!

The street art tour through Cologne-Ehrenfeld last Friday was very good, especially because tour guide Beate (from "Echt Köln") did a great job. Thank you very much.

The tour was great and Beate, our tour guide, did a great job. Great woman 😍 this won't be the last tour with her. Thank you Beate 🙏

That was great. Eva does it just great. This was my second tour with her and she does it really well and authentically! Thanks for that.

very competent - now I know about street art! Dieter's style makes you curious for more. Thanks for this great insight