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Experience Cologne: KölnCard

1. Experience Cologne: KölnCard

Discover Cologne comfortably and cost-effectively with the KölnCard. The card offers a vast range of discount offers on artistic, cultural, and leisure attractions, as well as gastronomy and shopping. For example: you get reduced entry to the Cologne Museums and to many other places of interest. Receive concessions at theater and music venues in the city, and travel through the entire region on a tour by boat. This offer also gives you free travel on the city's public transport network. KölnCard discounts: Museums - Deutsches Sport und Olympia Museum - 50% off museum entry - Duftmuseum Farinahaus - 50% off museum entry - Kölner Karnevalsmuseum - 50% off museum entry for adults - Käthe-Kollwitz-Museum - 50% off museum entry for adults - Kölner Senfmuseum - 50% off the price of mills tour - Photografische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur - 50% off entry to current exhibition - Tanzmuseum des Deutschen Tanzarchivs - 50% off entry to current exhibition - Kolumba Kunstmuseum des Erzbistums Köln - 40% off entry price - Schokoladenmuseum - 24% off entry price - Archäologische Zone Köln - 20% off entry price, excluding special exhibitions - EL-DE Haus NS Dokumentationszentrum - 20% off entry price, excluding special exhibitions - Kölner Dom Schatzkammer - 20% off entry price, excluding special exhibitions - Museum für Angewandte Kunst - 20% off entry price, excluding special exhibitions - Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst - 20% off entry price, excluding special exhibitions - Museum Ludwig - 20% off entry price, excluding special exhibitions - Museum Schnütgen - 20% off entry price, excluding special exhibitions - Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum - 20% off entry price, excluding special exhibitions - Römisch-Germanisches-Museum - 20% off entry price, excluding special exhibitions - Kölnisches Stadtmuseum - 20% off entry price, excluding special exhibitions - Wallraf-Richartz-Museum - 20% off entry price, excluding special exhibitions Food - Karstadt Le Buffet Restaurant & Café - 20% off meals and drinks - Maritim Hotel - 20% off all meals and drinks in the Café Heumarkt - Brauhaus Sion - 15% off a main meal - Café Scholl - 15% off the daily lunch meal - Dinea Café & Restaurant in Ihrer GALERIA Kaufhof - 15% off meals (excluding special offers) - Hard Rock Cafe Cologne - 15% off in the restaurant (excluding alcoholic drinks) Sightseeing - KölnTourismus tour - 50% off the daily tour (excluding Saturdays and Sundays) - Colonia Prima tour - 28% off the costume tour "Visit Heinrich Heine's forbidden city in Cologne" - Stadtgeschichten Köln tour - 23% off all tours - CCS Busreisen GmbH - 20% off the day ticket for the Tourist Shuttle Hop On Hop Off - Colonia Prima tour - 20% off public costume tours - Kolumba Kunstmuseum des Erzbistums Köln - 20% off public tours - Köln Düsseldorfer ferry (KD) - 20% off the regular fare, excluding special cruises - KölnTourist ferry - 20% off panorama cruises, harbor cruises and day cruises to Siebengebirge - Bike rental at Hauptbahnhof - 20% off the rental of a City-Bike for 1 day - StadtKunst Köln - 20% off all tours - inside Cologne - 15-20% off all public tours for adults - RheinEnergie Stadium tour - 17% off single tickets for adults - KölnerCity Tour e.K. - 15% off all sightseeing bus tours - KölnTourismus - 15% off tickets for public city tours - perpedalo Köln Rikscha - 15% off all rides Experience - Studiobühne Köln - 50% off ticket price - Wolters Bimmelbahn - 42% off the single ride for adults - Comedia Köln Theater - 28% off entry price - Kölner Zoo - 17% discount for adults and 24% for children - Gürzenich Orchester in der Philharmonie - 20% off concerts on Monday or Tuesday - Odysseum - 20% off entry price - Oper Köln - 20% off all events - Theater am Dom - 20% off all events - Kölner Haie Eishockey - 15% off the main round games of the KEC - Kölner Seilbahn - 15% off round trips for adults - Theater am Bauturm freies Schauspiel - 15% off the ticket price - koelnwhisky Dieter Matuschke - 10% off Whisky and Rum tastings Shopping - Hard Rock Cafe Köln - 15% discount in the Rock Shop - KölnTourismus - 15% off all purchases in the KölnShop - 4711 Traditionshaus - 10% discount for purchases exceeding 25 EUR - Duftmuseum Farina - 10% off the price of an Original Eau de Cologne - koelnwhisky Dieter Matuschke - 10% off international whiskeys, wines and liquors

Cologne: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

2. Cologne: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Get to know Cologne at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. Enjoy this ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, and solve challenges. Work with your team or compete against them as you learn exciting facts and create memories that you won’t forget. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. Discover another side of Cologne on this fun tour. Be sure to take photos of Cologne Cathedral, the largest Gothic church in northern Europe. If heights don’t phase you, then take a trip to the cathedral’s roofs to get a view of the city. Start your tour at Cologne Central Station. Visit Cologne Cathedral with its magnificent architecture. Photograph the ornate Heinzelmännchenbrunnen and learn about Josef Richard Frings, a great Cologne figure. The Town Hall will amaze you, it is one of the characteristic symbols of Cologne. Next, the Old Town awaits you, don't forget to take pictures in the fairytale place. Great San Martin Church will leave you speechless with its peaceful beauty, Romanesque architecture, and famous tower. Admire the Fischmarkt Square with its unique fountain. The unique Kölner Pegel is worth your time to learn about, and the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Chocolate Museum to travel through beautiful tastes.

Cologne: Private Rickshaw Tour

3. Cologne: Private Rickshaw Tour

Start your private rickshaw tour at the official tourist office in central part of Cologne. Cool down or warm up with a refreshing hot or cold beverage on your trip. Roll by Früh, Heinzelmännchenbrunnen, Dionysos Mosaic, and Hohenzollernbreach. Let your expert driver reveal wonderful panoramic views of the cathedral and of and the east side of the river. Decided to finish your tour at the riverside or in another part of the city center, depending which you choose, continue in the higher part of the city or the riverside. Picking to end in the upper city will take you on a visit of the house of Johan Maria Farina to learn more about the invention of Eu de Cologne. Drive by the town hall and town hall tower, before proceeding to hei and vibrant old market Selecting to end by the riverside will take you on a journey to the southern part of the city with stops at the Chocolate museum, Crane buildings, and Yachthafen.

Cologne: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

4. Cologne: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour at Cologne Central Station, and visit Cologne Cathedral with its magnificent architecture. Photograph the ornate Heinzelmännchenbrunnen and learn about Josef Richard Frings, a great Cologne figure. Enjoy the tour in your language, integrated with google maps so you won’t get lost. Join with friends, alone, with your family, or with your partners and learn about the city as you wander around. See the Town Hall, one of the mos characteristic symbols of Cologne, and take pictures in the beautiful Old Town. Admire San Martin Church, and be left speechless by its beauty, Romanesque Architecture, and famous tower. Admire the Fischmarkt Square with its unique fountain, and the unique Kölner Pegel, before moving on to the famous Chocolate Museum.

Original funky-fun Free Tour of Cologne

5. Original funky-fun Free Tour of Cologne

During our walk through the old town of Cologne, we discover more than 2000 years of history, from the Roman city, through the dark Middle Ages, to the city of Cologne as we know it today. Who was Agrippina, one of the most feared women in Roman history in the eyes of the world but the most appreciated by the inhabitants of this city? Why does the Lindt Chocolate company have a super famous museum in the city despite being a Swiss company? What does Napoleon have to do with Cologne? And have you ever wondered if the cologne you wear as perfume Eau de Cologne has something to do with our city? There is a lot to discover on our tour through Germany's fourth largest city, the so-called "Jewel of the Rhein River". Besides telling you the most curious stories and the most important facts to make you become a Cologne know-it-all, we will also offer you the most fun culinary suggestions: from bretzels in nice cafés to beers in the most amazing local breweries! We are going to see some of the most interesting hidden corners of the city and talk about the impressive cathedral, our famous “Kölner Dom”! During your tour, we share funny legends and anecdotes with you. Meet new friends and learn about Cologne on this tour. Join us and discover the secrets of this historic city, we will show you why we say “Home is where the Dom is”!

Cologne Highlights Privat Walking Tour & Panoramic boat trip

6. Cologne Highlights Privat Walking Tour & Panoramic boat trip

Discover the best of Cologne with our captivating "Cologne Highlights Private Walking Tour" accompanied by a knowledgeable professional tour guide fluent in your preferred language. Enjoy the full attention of your private Guide. This tour is only for you and your group. In this 3-hour excursion, you'll embark on a journey through the city's rich history and culture. We'll start at the majestic Dom Cathedral, an architectural marvel that will leave you in awe of its grandeur. As we stroll through the charming Oldtown, our guide will introduce you to the vibrant local culture, including insights into the famous Kölsch beer and the open-minded spirit of the locals. Next, we'll visit the fascinating Farina Museum, where you'll uncover the birthplace of the legendary Eau de Cologne, a fragrance that has enchanted people for centuries. The tour wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Town Hall, where you'll hear captivating inside stories that bring the city's past to life. But the adventure doesn't end there! After the walking tour, you'll be treated to a delightful 1-hour panoramic boat trip on the picturesque Rhine River, offering stunning views of Cologne's riverside landmarks.

Discover Cologne`s Urban District EIGELSTEIN Walking Tour

7. Discover Cologne`s Urban District EIGELSTEIN Walking Tour

Discover the urban Cologne district of Eigelstein with a private Tour Guide! Immerse yourself in the diversity of Cologne’s neighborhoods as you experience the city’s highlights such as the Cologne Cathedral and the Old Town. Eigelstein boasts a rich history with traditional breweries and pubs. In the 1960s, Eigelstein was famous for its medieval city gate and its notoriety as a red-light district. Join our guide as you explore the streets of the underworld and admire Cologne’s narrowest house. If you fancy a traditional Kölsch beer, your tour guide will be happy to take you for a quick “beer to go” stop. Following that, you’ll visit the renowned Cologne Cathedral, a Unesco World Heritage site and the third-tallest church in the world. The tour concludes in the Old Town, where you’ll gain a fascinating insight into the lives and culture of the locals in Cologne. Enjoy the undivided attention of your city guide – this private tour is exclusively for you and your group. Experience Cologne in a unique way and create unforgettable memories of this vibrant city!

Cologne - Private Tour

8. Cologne - Private Tour

Walk by a pedestrian street which is 500 meters long and is a wonderful mix of modern, and Roman architectures. Said to be the busiest shopping street in Europe, we'll be walking by its wonders: the Atoniterkirche church, or the Weltstadthaus contemporary building, designed by Renzo Piano. Stop at Duftmuseum im Farina-Haus, also known as the Farina Fragrance Museum, it is the oldest fragrance factory and the birthplace of Eau de Cologne. We will travel back in the Rococo Era to learn the astonishing production methods of perfume, but also the history of the original Eau de Cologne. Walk by Rathausplatz, the oldest city hall in Germany. Founded in the 12th century, the Renaissance style monument is the home of the mayor and the city government. The City Hall is composed of a Gothic-style tower of 61 meters high, a Renaissance-style external corridor, a piazzeta and a spanisher bau. Those various design styles make the building unique. Visit the Great St. Martin Church, a wonderful example of Medieval architecture. Founded in the 10th century on the remains of a Roman chapel, the building has been built and rebuilt many times. The Great St. Martin Church went by many Baroque and Classical influences. Get to see the Cologne Chocolate Museum and experience Chocolate history from the Maya period to our present day. Several attractions are waiting for you there: the palm house composed of cacao trees, a 3-meter-high chocolate fountain, and small versions of the machines used in the creation of chocolate. Walk on the Hohenzollern Bridge, built between 1907 and 1911, it was one of the most important bridges during World War II in Germany. Since 1948, it has become a tied arch bridge surrounded by four beautiful equestrian statues representing Prussian kings and German Emperors. Finally, get to see the Cathedral, a World Heritage Site since 1996, and a famous monument of Gothic architecture. With the largest façade and the tallest twin-spired in the world, the Cologne Cathedral is considered as a masterpiece in all Christian Monument History.

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What people are saying about Farina Duftmuseum

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 468 reviews

Victor immediately feels like so much more than a tour guide - his knowledge and enthusiasm for Cologne felt like we were exploring a hometown that he was excited to share with old friends. Not everything discoverable can be read on a plaque. Our tour with Victor was on the very last day of our trip and we STILL learned so many new and interesting things, even after the past three days of exploring the city on our own. His energy while telling us legends and stories of the town while stopped at various landmarks is truly infectious in the best of ways. One additional thing I noticed is how many locals & shop owners were happy to see him ride by as they exchanged a wave and a quick hello, which tells me that he is a loved and appreciated staple of the community. We decided to book our experience with Victor because of the glowing reviews that came before us, and they did not disappoint. Do yourself a favor and take a ride with Victor to fall in love with a city all over again.

Excellent trip today! Victor was very knowledgeable and certainly went the extra mile to make our trip memorable with some added hot drinks and small gift. Highly recommend this rickshaw trip to get more information and a different view of Cologne.

It was very informative, lots of humour as well, we had a really enjoyable time. Thank you Hugo

Excellent value if you’re using public transportation multiple times a day.

It was perfect length and the cover boat. Was good