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Cologne: Brewery Tour with Three "Kölsch" Tastings

1. Cologne: Brewery Tour with Three "Kölsch" Tastings

Explore the beautiful city and history of Cologne in a fun and interactive way. Visit the famous breweries and taste 3 Kölsch beers during the tour. You can choose from a private or group tour and soak in the brewing culture of the city. Take part in a tour where the guides have the freedom to choose which breweries to take you to. Allow these Kölsch connoisseurs to make decisions based on the group dynamic, ensuring that everyone is entertained and satisfied Begin your experience near the cathedral's grand entrance by the Kreuzblumen monument. Start the thirst-quenching journey to 3 different breweries, where you will taste 3 delicious local beers to find the one that best suits you. Learn about the breweries and the local brewing culture as well as taste hundreds of years worth of brewing experience. Visit traditional breweries such as the 700-year-old Brauhaus Sion, as well as younger upstarts like Früh am Dom, Cologne's largest.

Cologne: Old Town Brewhouse Tour

2. Cologne: Old Town Brewhouse Tour

Your guide will meet you at the meeting point and bring you to 4 different traditional beer houses in Cologne's Old Town. In each establishment, you can order a different Kölsch, a local beer brewed in the city. While you rest at the brewhouse, your guide will tell you everything you need to know about Kölsch, Cologne and the local way of life. Throughout the 2-hour tour, your guide will share personal anecdotes as well as interesting facts about this historic city and its unique beer culture. If you're in luck, the guide will even let you in on a local secret and explain why the person bringing you beer in Cologne is not called a waiter, and why they have a very unique attitude.

Cologne: Brewery Tour with Beer Tasting and Halven Hahn

3. Cologne: Brewery Tour with Beer Tasting and Halven Hahn

Experience 4 typical breweries in the Old Town and learn about the art of brewing in Cologne on a guided brewery tour. Learn, why people sometimes go to Cologne's breweries to confess and why it's better not to order water there. Taste 4 different freshly tapped varieties of Kölsch beer and learn why it is the favorite drink of Cologne's inhabitants. Try a traditional Halver Hahn at one of the breweries - half a rye roll with butter, cheese, mustard and onions. See the cozy living rooms and the way of live in Cologne and experience comfort Cologne-style. Additionally, you can learn more about the history of the 2000 year old cathedral city in a humorous way.

Cologne: Kölsch Beer and Brew House 2-Hour Tour

4. Cologne: Kölsch Beer and Brew House 2-Hour Tour

Learn more about the beer culture of Cologne on a 2-hour guided tour of the historic city center. See famous monuments along the way, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cologne Cathedral. Venture into the Alter Markt to locate some of the finest brew houses in the city, and learn more about the open-minded and passionate attitude of the city's residents. Hear about their drinking rituals and why beer has become such a special culture in the city. Get insider tips to make more of your time in Cologne and visit popular venues such as the Hennes am Dom and Heinzelmännchenbrunnen brew houses. Hear about the small kiosk stores known as büdchen, often converted from colorful former shipping containers.

Cologne: Old Town Walking Tour with Brewery and Kölsch Beer

5. Cologne: Old Town Walking Tour with Brewery and Kölsch Beer

Discover the secrets of Cologne's Old Town on this guided walking tour. Uncover the almost 2000-years of history in the historic city center as you see the Cologne Cathedral and the Town Hall Meet your guide by the Friedrich Wilhelm III statue in Heumarkt. Navigate through the narrow alleys that has been a bustling merchant center since the Middle Ages. Travel back in time as you hear about what life was like in the past. Snap pictures of the Gothic architecture at Cologne Cathedral and the Renaissance-style of the Town Hall. Get suggestions on local hotspots. Make your way to a traditional brewery which serves Cologne's drink of choice, Kölsch beer. Sit back and enjoy the lively atmosphere in the brewery while drinking a cold Kölsch beer. Enjoy how the fruity taste of the beer is balanced with hoppy bitterness. Return to your meeting point at the end of your tour.

Cologne: Belgian Quarter and Kiosk Tour with 2 Kölsch

6. Cologne: Belgian Quarter and Kiosk Tour with 2 Kölsch

Wander Cologne's bustling Belgian Quarter on a guided walking tour, including stops at several corner kiosks "Büdchen" to savor traditional Kölsch beer. Learn why these iconic kiosks are so important for everyday life while exploring Hahnentor, Brüsseler Platz, and Aachener Street. Discover trendy boutiques and artist studios in the Belgian Quarter while touring a variety of corner kiosks. Sip a beer and chat with locals at historic Brüsseler Platz, view art installations along Aachener Street, and marvel at Hahnentor, a 13th-century gate featuring Cologne's coat of arms.

Cologne: Old Town Walking Tour inkl Brewery Visit & 2 Kölsch

7. Cologne: Old Town Walking Tour inkl Brewery Visit & 2 Kölsch

Discover the highlights of Cologne's Old Town on a guided walking tour with a local. See top sights like Heinzelmännchen fountain, Alter Market Square, and the Cathedral. Savor three crisp, Kölsch beers at breweries along the way. Meet your guide at a centrally-located meeting point and begin your walking tour. Hear fun facts as you walk like why the Cathedral always has scaffolding and why Kölsch is always served in 200-millilitre glasses. Pass by sights like the statue of the theatre characters Tünnes und Schäl and see the Heinzelmännchen fountain which depicts the story of house elves and the city of Cologne. Stroll by some facinating Roman treasures along the way. Head to rustic breweries to experience the special way in which Kölsch is served. Taste how each Kölsch has its own unique character. Get some insider tips of how to spend your time in Cologne from a native that knows where to shop, eat, and drink.

Cologne: Guided Walking Tour to 3 Old Town Breweries

8. Cologne: Guided Walking Tour to 3 Old Town Breweries

Discover the Cologne beer scene during this guided walking tour of the Old Town in Cologne. Stop at 3 breweries to sample a selection of the city's signature brew, Kölsch beer. Admire the sights in the old town as you walk through narrow alleyway and down cobbled streets. Meet your guide at the centrally-located meeting point at Heinzelmännchenbrunnen which is a 19th-century fountain and sculptures depicting a legend concerning gnomes. Make your way through rows of traditional houses and catch romantic glimpses of the imposing Cologne Cathedral. Stop at each brewery and listen as you guide takes you back in time with vivid stories while you enjoy a refreshing glass of fresh Kölsch beer. Hear about the special features of this drink and its history.  Let your host take you to breweries like Früh am Dom, Sion, Peters, Bierhaus in der Salzgasse, Pfaffenbräu, Sünner im Walfisch, Dom im Stapelhaus, or Päffgen in the Delfter Haus. End your tour near the vibrantly colored buildings in Heumarkt.

Cologne: Kölsch Beer and Christmas Market Tour

9. Cologne: Kölsch Beer and Christmas Market Tour

Let your guide take you on a tour of their favorite brewhouses and around Cologne's picturesque Christmas markets on this 3-hour tour small group walking tour. Start off with some delectable local appetizers and some Kölsch in a traditional brewhouse. Continue through the many markets of the city with a warm spiced wine in hand. Listen as your guide gives you more information about the city. Hear stories of the old town and let your spirit be lifted by the cheerful Christmas markets and brewhouses. See a variety of the famous and festive markets that Cologne has to offer. Sample the different mulled wines or a flaming feuerzangenbowle along the way before finishing at a local brewhouse where you can purchase a hearty meal to finish your evening.

Cologne: Brewery Tour through the Vringsveedel

10. Cologne: Brewery Tour through the Vringsveedel

Visit Cologne's Invalidendom, the "Altes Brauhaus" (old brewery) or the pub where the famous band Bläck Fööss celebrated their 40th anniversary. The price includes 4 Kölsch beers. The famous Severinsviertel is a former working-class district, a quarter with a very unique charm. So unique, that the band Bläck Fööss even dedicated the quarter the song "En unserem Veedel". People come here to celebrate Carnival, to meet friends in the corner bars and breweries around the Severinstraße and of course also to drink delicious Kölsch beer.

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A successful tourist event with interesting content on the brewing culture of "Kölsch" as well as illuminating the history of the three locations visited during their inspection in an always very easy to understand, eloquent and at the same time fun-accented rhetoric of our guide, Stefan! The booked 2 hours passed (unfortunately) like flying! All the more a great addition to the other activities during our short break in the metropolis on the Rhin!

It was a super nice tour that was a lot of fun. We experienced and learned a lot, got to know cool breweries and were able to taste delicious Kölsch. We would definitely book it again and can only recommend it.

Nice to learn more about the history of Cologne in a casual way and while enjoying a beer. Max is a very nice storyteller!

Great tour with very good guides, and excellent beers.

Had a great tour with Stefan. Definitely recommended!