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Cologne: Old Town Highlights Walking Tour

1. 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: City Highlights with Local Guide

2. Cologne: City Highlights with Local Guide

Discover the 2000-year-old Roman-founded city of Cologne and hear more about its importance in the Middle Ages. Listen to why it is currently significant as a diverse city of one million residents on this tour with an expert guide from Cologne. Start at the equestrian monument "Heumarkt,"and stroll through the charming narrow alleys of the historic center. Follow the Rhine to the famous Ludwig Museum, and admire the the Philharmonic Hall and the magnificent Cologne Cathedral. Next, make your way back to the Heinzelmännchenbrunnen and hear about its legend. Travel to the "Alter Markt" to see the old town hall tower before arriving back where you started.

Cologne: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

3. Cologne: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Cologne is not only the cathedral, Cologne is also the old town, the Rhine, the Veedel, the people, the language: Cologne is a feeling. On this guided tour we will show you the most important sights, tell you exciting anecdotes from Cologne’s history and explain why Cologne people are the way they are. We see among others: Cathedral, Alter Markt, Heumarkt, Heinzelmännchenbrunnen, Old Town, Town Hall Tower.

Cologne: Walking Tour of the Old Town with Local Guide

4. Cologne: Walking Tour of the Old Town with Local Guide

Go on a walking tour of Cologne’s old town and visit its most beautiful sites. Listen to your local guide tell you all about the history and culture of the city. Make stops at Neumarkt, Cologne Cathedral, Cologne City Hall, and more. Begin by meeting your guide at the Romans' Northern Gate. Head to the world-famous Cologne Cathedral. Admire the UNESCO World Heritage Site from the outside, as your guide tells you all about the history of the city’s landmark. Continue to explore Cologne's Roman origins, and make stops at sites such as the town hall and the Romanesque Great St. Martin Church. Learn all about the traditions that are special to Cologne, such as carnival. Find out why people from the city have a reputation for being friendly.

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What people are saying about Cologne City Hall

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 262 reviews

As soon as we arrived, our guide Markus prepared himself for everything that was possible and quickly adapted the footpath for those who had difficulty walking. At the same time, he wanted to know the expectations of the participants and aligned the Cologne story accordingly, so there was something personal and suitable for everyone. Apart from the fact that his Cologne attitude, way of life and humor made the 2 hour tour go by quickly. We would be happy to travel with him again!

Sascha is a wonderful guide. He is entertaining and knowledgeable. Give us a wonderful tour around the cathedral and old town. Love the energy he has. Tells us the history of the area. Where to eat, etc. Even my 11 years old son finds him entertaining and engaging. He loves the walking tour. Highly recommended.

We had a lot of fun, the puzzles were good (not too easy). The reading voice was not so great, so we read the information ourselves....

Sascha wa amazing, funny, incredibly knowledgeable and an absolute pleasure to be with. I strongly recommend this tour.

the tour guide Sacha was top notch. could not have asked for someone better than him.