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Cologne: Haunted City Center Exploration Game

1. Cologne: Haunted City Center Exploration Game

You are invited to discover the captive souls, the spirits and the mysterious skeletons of Cologne with an interactive city exploration app. You will be guided step-by-step to the cursed buildings where they carry out their eternal punishments while you learn all of their stories. Brace yourself and come explore Haunted Cologne, all with the help of your smartphone. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won’t need a map, a GPS or a guide. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. Along the way, you’ll find horror stories that will give you the chills. Dare you go on this tour? Complete the tour at your own pace as there's no time limit, though around two hours is normally enough. Pause the game at any time, and restart whenever you want from the last place you visited. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own voucher. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

Düsseldorf: Kaiserswerth Past & Present City Discovery Game

2. Düsseldorf: Kaiserswerth Past & Present City Discovery Game

Discover Düsseldorf’s Kaiserswerth neighborhood with this interactive self-guided experience. Explore at your own pace as you solve 12 riddles in a game played on your phone. Admire Baroque architecture, pass castle ruins, and see the impressive basilica of St. Suitbertus.  Your challenge starts at the central square in Klemens Viertel. Each riddle takes you from one hidden location to the next. You’ll unlock local recommendations and fun facts, as you learn about the 1,000-year-old history of the city.  See popular sights from a different angle and find spots that even locals don’t know about. Enjoy quiet squares, as well as the busy streets filled with cafes, pubs, galleries and sights.   This game is suitable for friends, couples, families with kids and team-building events. Enjoy being together while exploring a city, get creative and use your imagination to unlock Düsseldorf’s secrets. What are you waiting for?

Cologne City Discovery Game

3. Cologne City Discovery Game

Discover Cologne as never before with this original interactive game experience. Using your cell phone, your challenge will start on the side portal of the Roman north gate CCAA in front of the cathedral’s main entrance. Simply open your e-mail link and your adventure will begin! Set off to explore Cologne as you solve 16 clues, with each correct answer taking you to the next location. As you proceed through the challenge, learn more about the history of the city and the local culture with fun facts. If you need a little helping hand, ask for hints to help you solve the clues. Take in some of Cologne's most beautiful sights, visit some of its oldest spots and find out things you never knew about the city. If you're looking for a fun way to experience the city, then this is a truly unique opportunity.

Cologne: Private Tour with a Local

4. Cologne: Private Tour with a Local

Transform the way you travel and make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get a welcome to Cologne from a local eager to share all the tips and tricks to help you make the most of your stay. You can meet at your hotel or Airbnb accommodation and get familiar with the neighborhood. Learn all the insider tips, such as the best places to eat and buy groceries, and the easiest ways to get around. Alternatively, arrange to meet at a central landmark or intersection to start your walking tour. Hear about the top things to see and do in the city, customized to your interests. By the end of your tour, you will feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need.

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What people are saying about North Rhine-Westphalia

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 19 reviews

Today we (2 adults, 2 children) completed the city rally "Ghosts of Cologne: The Witch". The children, aged 11 and 12, loved it. The tasks were great for their age. If you get stuck, there are tips that are very helpful, but not really necessary. The directions are easy to understand. The story is simple but well thought out and not too scary. You should wear comfortable shoes, because the path takes a while, with puzzles and searches etc. It was a full Sunday afternoon, which took 3.5 hours in total, including snacks and small breaks. Especially when you have to go back to Melaten because of the car parked there. In short, we are now tired and happy and have solved the puzzle to the end. Have fun.

It was an entertaining walk through Kaiserswerth. If you got stuck with a puzzle, you could request help and a viewpoint from the next station in the game. Very well done.

Nice little adventure. Gives a pikant tone to explore the city. The clues are a little bit easy to solve, but overall a very good experience

Absolutely fair price-performance ratio. Very nice walk through Cologne and also educational. Always happy.

Nice tour through Cologne with interesting stories