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Skip the Line: Hard Rock Cafe Cologne

1. Skip the Line: Hard Rock Cafe Cologne

Feel like a rock star with preferred seating and skip-the-line entrance at the Hard Rock Cafe Cologne – get the party started! Pick up some unique Hard Rock souvenirs in the Rock Shop and enjoy a delicious meal. Treat yourself to an authentic American atmosphere and dine on classic selections from the following menu: Gold Menu (2-course): Choice of main course - • Original Legendary burger (black Angus steak) • Moving Mountains burger (vegan) • Grilled chicken sandwich • Twisted mac, chicken, and cheese pasta • Grilled chicken caesar salad • Tupelo chicken tenders Dessert - • Brownie Choice of beverage - • One soft drink, coffee, or tea Diamond Menu (3-course):  Starter - • Fresh salad Choice of main course - • Original Legendary burger (black Angus steak) • Moving Mountains burger (vegan) • Smoked BBQ combo • Grilled salmon • Twisted mac, chicken, and cheese pasta • Steak salad • BBQ chicken Dessert - • Chocolate cake Choice of one beverage -  • One soft drink, coffee, or tea

Düsseldorf: Sushi, Sake & Japanese Lifestyle Tour

2. Düsseldorf: Sushi, Sake & Japanese Lifestyle Tour

Meet your guide at Hotel Nikko, right in the heart of Düsseldorf’s “Little Tokyo”. Spread across Immermannstraße and Klosterstraße, discover the area’s Japanese influences and learn about local life in this culturally-rich hub. With your guide, visit a selection of Japanese bookshops, authentic bakeries, and fantastic restaurants. Enjoy a sampling of four culinary dishes, including tasty sushi. You’ll also learn how to prepare traditional Japanese tea, find out which sushi is most valuable, and get to know more about manga comics and current comic trends.

Cologne: 3-Hour Südstadt Food Tour

3. Cologne: 3-Hour Südstadt Food Tour

Start your 3-hour walking tour at Chlodwigplatz, in the heart of the Südstadt. Learn some culinary facts about the district before enjoying your first taster. Hear about the history of the Südstadt as the walk continues. Stop for your second international gastronomical visit. Continue past cool second-hand shops, comic book stores, and the Mangal Döner, Lukas Podolski's latest project. Visit a Cologne brewery before stopping for a typical Cologne snack. Get more insider knowledge from your guide and hear the story of the House Balchem, St. Severin, and the wrong side of the Rhine. Savor another international delicacy and then end the tour with a sweet specialty.

Düsseldorf's Culinary Soul Guided Tour

4. Düsseldorf's Culinary Soul Guided Tour

Explore one of the world’s largest food markets on a 3-hour guided tour. Discover the culinary diversity on offer in the narrow streets of Düsseldorf’s Old Town on this feast for foodies. Visit the legendary Uerige microbrewery, experience the aromatic world of a small spice shop and learn about the production of traditional mustard. The highlight of the tour is a walk through the famous weekly Carlsplatz market, where you’ll meet market traders selling delicious products such as olive oil, wine and cheese. Be sure that you don’t eat too much for breakfast before the tour, as you’ll be tasting gourmet delights all along the route!

Düsseldorf: Sweet Treats Guided Walking Tour of Old Town

5. Düsseldorf: Sweet Treats Guided Walking Tour of Old Town

Experience the sweet side of Düsseldorf on this guided tour.  Your guide will take you on a culinary exploration of old town, sharing knowledge about the food as well as the history of this exciting town.  Though the city and the old town is famous for beer, it also has an abundance of great cafés and pastry shops. Explore the old town and stop at 6 locations, learning fun facts about the city as you go. Indulge in some sweet treat at each venue, including regional specialities, international treats like Macaron, a danish Wienerbrød, Italian Amaretti, or an Assabeh from Lebanon. You'll also visit the famous chocolate shop between Carlsplatz and Königsallee. Try the delicious regional chocolate-speciality, called "Bützchen" (a little kiss).

Cologne: Cheese-Making Demonstration with Tasters & Gift

6. Cologne: Cheese-Making Demonstration with Tasters & Gift

Witness an authentic demonstration of how Dutch cheese is made. Learn how much milk is needed for one kilogram of cheese and see the equipment that is used to make cheese, all in Cologne. Meet the friendly staff of Henri Willig, donned in traditional Dutch clothing, who will explain everything about the cheese-making process in a 5-10 minute demonstration. Afterwards, browse the shop, which also offers a wide selection of souvenirs and other typical Dutch treats such as stroopwafels (syrup waffles) and chocolate. Be amazed to learn about and choose from 20 different flavors of Gouda cheese. A sample tasting will allow you to try almost all the flavors, making the decision much more manageable. Benefit from the help of experienced staff, ready to assist you in making your choice between choices such as fenugreek, hot and spicy, and pesto.  Grab one to enjoy at home, or to give away as a special gift after your mouth-watering experience.

Düsseldorf: Craft Beer Walking Tour with Tastings

7. Düsseldorf: Craft Beer Walking Tour with Tastings

Discover Düsseldorf’s historic and contemporary craft beer scene on a guided walking tour of the Altstadt district of the city. Hear how the local Altbier was already a craft beer before microbreweries up and down the country, and the wider world, launched a revolution against mass-produced beers.  Join your guide who will share both the technical info and entertaining facts with you. Discover the latest craft beer trends of the area as you explore.Go behind the scenes, see the ingredients, and meet the beer experts of the city as you explore Altstadt. Learn more about how centuries-old traditions meet present-day beer culture. Start at the Uerige Brewery Inn with some small samples of local brews. Then continue to the Brauhaus Zum Schlüssel where the water used for brewing still comes from the brewery’s own spring. Hear about the secrets of the best-roasted malt that has been down from one generation to the next. Stop at the Holy Craft Bar for more tastings with the staff known as "beerkeepers". After tasting several beers you are almost certain to feel peckish, so make a stop at the legendary Altstadt snack bar HamHam bei Josef for a hearty pork-filled roll to finish the tour.

Düsseldorf: Chocolatier Workshop and Chocolate Tasting

8. Düsseldorf: Chocolatier Workshop and Chocolate Tasting

Find the perfect treat for chocolate fans with a visit to this creative workshop. Become a true Maître chocolatier and make your own bar of chocolate under professional guidance in the Düsseldorf studio.Choose delicious and colorful ingredients and design your unique panel with liquid chocolate. Refrigerate your sweet masterpiece for a short time before eating or taking it home.In the workshop, also learn the theory of artisan chocolate-making while tasting some tantalizing samples. Discover the heritage and legacy of the making-process, from the production of the cocoa bean to the finished bar of chocolate.Once your artwork has solidified, receive a chocolatier certificate as proof of your hard work.

Cologne: Private Guided Foodie Tour with Tastings

9. Cologne: Private Guided Foodie Tour with Tastings

Go on a private walking tour of Cologne and learn about the city's food culture along the way. Discover interesting sights like the Cologne Cathedral and the Hahnen Gate, and visit the trendy Belgian Quarter to taste 5 local specialties along with a glass of wine and a traditional Kölsch beer. Meet your guide in the heart of the city, right opposite the Cologne Cathedral, the largest Gothic church in northern Europe. Admire the exterior of this world-famous cathedral and learn interesting facts about its history before making your way to the city's Belgian Quarter. This popular district is a favorite among locals who come here for the many trendy stores and boutiques that line its streets. Here you'll stop by gourmet food spots to sample typical fare like coarse rye bread, regional cheeses, or macarons. Head to a wine bar to discover the fascinating world of Riesling wine before getting to enjoy a glass of your own. Finally, visit a local brewery for a taste of Kölsch beer, a pale ale brewed in Cologne. Your tour comes to an end at the Rudolfplatz in the Belgian Quarter, the ideal spot from which to continue exploring this fashionable neighborhood on your own. Your guide will be happy to provide recommendations on what to see and where to eat.

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What people are saying about North Rhine-Westphalia

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 79 reviews

The tour was great! A guided tour through the Severinsviertel. You learned a lot of exciting things and stopped at interesting and above all delicious restaurants. So you got to know traditional Cologne food, but also simply extraordinary food, while learning something about the history of Cologne. If there were difficulties in understanding, the guide always translated old idioms directly into standard German so that everyone could understand everything. I would book again at any time.

Our guide Harry took us through the southern part of Cologne and gave us lots of information and anecdotes. We were also allowed to try a few delicious culinary "little things" - we could skip the planned dinner afterwards. We liked it very much!

Was very cozy and tasty, learned a lot about history, only German but very easy to understand. Harry was our guide, definitely recommended,

It was nice to try the different cheeses and you get the value of your ticket back to spend in store. You also get a free cheese cutter

Live band, great food and drink could've ask for any more.