• 2h 30m
  • English
  • 2h 30m
  • English

Free Tour Cologne Old Town

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Free tour of Cologne, a must-see in Germany

Our free tour of Cologne in English starts in front of the impressive train station (Köln Hauptbahnhof). From this monument we will start our walk through the old town of the Rhenish city.

The first stop of our free tour of Cologne will be the emblematic St. Peter’s Cathedral. Did you know that since the Middle Ages it has housed the relics of the three Eastern Magi?

Then we delve into the fascinating legacy of the Roman Empire. Cologne is considered one of the oldest cities in Germany! Did you know about the relationship between the metropolis on the Rhine and the Emperor Nero? We tell you all about it by looking at the archaeological remains of the Roman era!

We will continue our free tour of Cologne with a visit to some traditional breweries where you can try the local beer and typical dishes. You wonder if the city has its own golden drink? Of course it does! Kölsch – which not only designates the Cologne beer but also the local dialect!

Then we explored the famous Philharmonie building, Cologne’s well-known concert hall by walking along its…. roof!
From there we admire the scenic views of the Rhine River talking about the development of trade and river transport in medieval times.

The next stop will take place at the Fischmarkt (fish market) Then we will continue our free tour of Cologne entering into the maze of narrow streets, courtyards and squares to reach the representative Alter Markt square with the majestic gothic tower of the Old Town Hall. We will talk about the local folklore and customs of the renowned Cologne Carnival – one of the most emblematic events in all of Germany,

After two and a half hours of sightseeing, we conclude our free tour of Cologne in front of the Farina House – the Perfume Museum. There we will explain the origin of Eau de Cologne or Eau de Cologne. It is the most famous perfumed water in the world for its light composition of fruit essences, invented by an Italian Juan Maria Farina in 1709.

It is where you can decide if you want to know this fascinating history or go back to the center to enjoy the rich Rhenish food with its delicious wines and beers.

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Tour info

  • English-speaking guide specialized in the history of Cologne.

  • 2h 30m
  • English
  • Electronic. Take it on your mobile
  • We will charge a 100% cancellation fee if you cancel your reservation 1 day before the start of the event.

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