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Cologne: Brewery Tour with 3 Kölsch Beer Tastings

Cologne: Brewery Tour with 3 Kölsch Beer Tastings

Explore the fascinating brewing culture and history of Cologne in a relaxed way. The guided brewery tour takes you to the most renowned breweries in the city, where you will taste three delicious types of Kölsch (included). The motivated guides select breweries based on group dynamics and desires to create a tailored experience for each occasion. In addition to the traditional breweries such as the 700-year-old Brauhaus Sion or the venerable Früh am Dom, the exciting, younger breweries in the old town are also explored. The unique experience begins in the heart of the city, near the main entrance of Cologne Cathedral, and leads through the picturesque old town to the Heumarkt. No matter whether you are traveling alone, as a couple, in a group or as a company - this tour promises two carefree and entertaining hours in the beautiful old town on the Rhine.

Cologne: Old Town Highlights Walking Tour

Cologne: Old Town Highlights Walking Tour

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.

Cologne: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

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: Old Town Virtual Reality Walking Tour

Cologne: Old Town Virtual Reality Walking Tour

Explore Cologne's highlights such as the famous Old town, the romantic Hohenzollern Bridge, and the iconic Cologne Cathedral. Walk through the Old Town and learn all about the rich history of Cologne from your knowledgeable guide. Experience important stages of Cologne's more than 2000-year-old city history up close through virtual reality scenes at six different locations. Use the virtual reality glasses and compare the past with the present. Get a glimpse of the Roman border, witness the metropolis of the Middle Ages, see the outpost of French and Prussian rule, and look at the destruction caused during World War II.  Listen to insightful stories from those time periods which enhances the experience even further. Once you remove your virtual reality glasses, see the shocking contrast between now and then and find that some of the buildings are no longer visible, while others remained nearly untouched. With TimeRide, you will experience a good mix of history and entertainment and take part in a special kind of city tour.

Cologne: City Highlights with Local Guide

Cologne: City Highlights with Local Guide

Walk with us through a 2000-year-old city. From Heumarkt to Fischmarkt, past Groß St. Martin to Alter Markt and the historic town hall. Discover the narrow streets of the old town with us and be inspired by the magnificent architecture and history of Cologne Cathedral. Experience the special mentality of the people of Cologne, their cheerfulness and their openness, also to guests. And let them tell you about 2000 years of history, about Romans and bishops, merchants and craftsmen. Find the traces of Romans and Frenchmen, of monks and bishops or even of the powerful merchants in the Middle Ages. And you can also see the destruction of war and how Cologne was rebuilt after the war.

Cologne: Guided Walking Tour to 3 Old Town Breweries

Cologne: Guided Walking Tour to 3 Old Town Breweries

Discover the Cologne beer scene during this guided walking tour of the Old Town in Cologne. Stop at 3 breweries to sample a selection of the city's signature brew, Kölsch beer. Admire the sights in the old town as you walk through narrow alleyway and down cobbled streets. Meet your guide at the centrally-located meeting point at Heinzelmännchenbrunnen which is a 19th-century fountain and sculptures depicting a legend concerning gnomes. Make your way through rows of traditional houses and catch romantic glimpses of the imposing Cologne Cathedral. Stop at each brewery and listen as you guide takes you back in time with vivid stories while you enjoy a refreshing glass of fresh Kölsch beer. Hear about the special features of this drink and its history.  Let your host take you to breweries like Früh am Dom, Sion, Peters, Bierhaus in der Salzgasse, Pfaffenbräu, Sünner im Walfisch, Dom im Stapelhaus, or Päffgen in the Delfter Haus. End your tour near the vibrantly colored buildings in Heumarkt. Stag parties are not served in the breweries. If you are heavily costumed and/or intoxicated, you will not be able to take part in the tour. In that case, any money already paid will not be refunded.

Cologne: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour

Cologne: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour

The Cologne scavenger hunt will take you past the most beautiful sights of the Rhine metropolis. Start your adventure at the main station and then head to the Cathedral, which is Cologne's landmark. Also, discover the Heinzelmännchen fountain, the old market with the town hall, the Heumarkt, the Great St. Martin church, the Rhine promenade, and much more. Your city game box contains 16 sealed and numbered envelopes, each holding riddles that need to be solved. Follow clear and precise directions and find your way to the various sights. Once you solve a riddle you will be given a number, which reveals which envelope to open next. You won’t know ahead of time in which succession the Scavenger Hunt City Game envelopes need to be opened. Have fun while you receive detailed information regarding the historical background of every attraction.

Cologne: Old Town Walking Tour with Brewery and Kölsch Beer

Cologne: Old Town Walking Tour with Brewery and Kölsch Beer

We visit Cologne's Old Town, the historic centre of Cologne for almost 2,000 years. Here, between Alter Markt and Fischmarkt, on the squares and in the narrow alleys, life has pulsated for centuries. In the Middle Ages, the markets were here and the lively hustle and bustle of the merchants determined the day. And of course everyone went to one of the many breweries to eat, drink and celebrate. On the guided tour of the Old Town in Cologne, we walk with you through the alleys, show you the particularly beautiful corners and tell you about the life of the people in the past centuries. And we go to a brewery and show you this very special world of Köbes, Kölsch and Pittermännchen and, of course, drink a Kölsch.

Cologne Self Guided Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Game

Cologne Self Guided Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Game

The Sherlock Holmes City Game is a self-guided tour that gives you a fun and interactive way to walk around the city. All you need is a phone with an internet connection. As soon as you book the game, we will send you all the information you need via email. By moving around the city, you will unlock assignments. Here you will find characters who are willing to help. But the information comes at a price! Solve their puzzles, take on hilarious photo challenges, chase down culprits and play along to get closer to solving the murder of Balthasar. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: - Difficulty level: easy – also suitable for families with children - Duration: 2 hours - Tickets: You only need to buy 1 ticket per group (1-4 people) - Each group will play with 1 device. For groups of more than 4 people, you can buy 2 or more tickets. - To book this game you need to indicate a date/time, BUT you can start whenever you like. - *NOTE: this City Game uses the city as an interactive playing field but DOES NOT provide any information about the city! HOW TO PLAY: Book the City Game, check the email we send you with the instructions, download the Loquiz App, and begin your gaming experience! Explore the city at your own pace while playing the Sherlock Holmes City Game, a self-guided tour that offers a lot of freedom and flexibility. You can play when, where and with who you want. Whether you want to play alone for personal excitement or with a group of people this is the game for you! Playing with more groups will turn into a competitive experience, perfect as a teambuilding activity. This game is a fun activity you can do while visiting a city with your family and friends or as a couple. Our City Game offers the maximum independence, you can play pause & continue whenever you want!

Cologne: Private Rickshaw Tour

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.

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What people are saying about Heumarkt, Cologne

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(786 reviews)

Dominik was a great guide who gave us a lot of information and background stories about the breweries and brewery culture. We were very impressed and can only warmly recommend the tour:-)

our tour guide Marcel was brilliant, he was knowledgeable and entertaining with plenty if facts about the areas we visited, a great tour enjoyed by all

We hope that Felix will find his cheerleader at the next carnival! Highly recommended, unless you are from Düsseldorf 😉

Felix did a great job. Entertaining, interesting and super personable. It could have lasted longer. Highly recommended!

It was a very entertaining and nice tour. Dominik did a very good job. Thank you very much