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Free Tour Cologne Old Town

Tour Itinerary

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 part of the Rhenish city.

The first stop on our free tour of Cologne will be the emblematic Gothic Cathedral of San Pedro. A spectacular work of architecture that leaves you speechless. Did you know that since the Middle Ages it has housed the relics of the three Eastern Magi?

We then delve into the fascinating legacy of the Roman Empire. Cologne is considered one of the oldest cities in all of Germany! Did you know what the relationship is between the Rhine metropolis and Emperor Nero? We tell you everything seeing the archaeological remains of the Roman era!

We will continue the free tour of Colonia visiting some traditional breweries where you can try the local beer and typical dishes. Are you wondering if the city has its own kind of golden drink? Of course! Kölsch – which not only designates the Cologne beer but also the local dialect!

Then we explore the famous building of the Philharmonie, Cologne’s well-known concert hall by walking on 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 be at the Fischmarkt (fish market) Then we will continue our free tour of Cologne entering the network 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 travel, we conclude the free tour of the historic center of Cologne in front of the Casa Farina – the Perfume museum. There we will explain the origin of Eau de Cologne or Agua de Colonia. It is the best known scented 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 say whether you want to learn about this fascinating history or return to the center to enjoy the rich Rhenish food with its delicious wines and beers.


Discover Cologne with us. Enjoy the spectacular gothic cathedral, the Rhine River, Eau de Cologne story and more.

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