Guided tour

Cologne: Brewery Tour with Beer Tasting and Halven Hahn

Activity provider: Kölngeflüster

Cologne: Brewery Tour with Beer Tasting and Halven Hahn

Activity provider: Kölngeflüster
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Stroll through Cologne's old town on this brewery tour and discover the city's beer. Taste the different Kölsch varieties in traditional breweries and try the traditional Halven Hahn sandwich.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Experience an interesting brewery tour through Cologne's old town and taste 4 Kölsch varieties in a rustic atmosphere
  • Listen to typical Cologne anecdotes and learn all about the development of the historic cathedral city in a humorous way
  • Learn, why a confession in breweries is reasonable or why you shouldn't order water in Cologne's breweries
  • Enjoy Cologne's traditional "Halve Hahn" in a brewery
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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.

  • Visit to 4 breweries
  • 1 Kölsch or soft drink per brewery
  • 1/2 Halver Hahn
  • Guided tour in German of the old town
  • Additional drinks
  • Additional food

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Meeting point

Kreuzblume Köln, opposite the main entrance of Cologne's cathedral (next to Domforum). The finial/Domforum is located directly across from Café Reichard.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Intoxication

Know before you go

  • The minimum age for participation is 18 years
  • The tour guide reserves the right to reject to intoxicated persons or people in costumes
  • This tour is only available in German
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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 206 reviews

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The beer tour was a complete success. From start to finish it was very informative and entertaining. What bothered me a bit, however, was that you had to find your way back to Cologne Cathedral yourself. The tour started at Cologne Cathedral and ended in a brewery. I would have hoped that you would be taken back to the starting point (if you're not from Cologne you're in a bit of a fix) But on the whole a great and highly recommended tour

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December 5, 2022

We were two couples, so four people with Harry - the boss himself. He has a 'Kölsch Schnüss' but is also fluent in High German :-). We had booked the 'brewery tour with Kölsch, Klaaf & "Halver Hahn". It was really great and had a high fun factor - an absolute highlight of our weekend tour in Cologne!

June 26, 2022

You learn a lot about the origin of the "Kölsch", about the first Kölsch breweries, the different types of Kölsch and where the name "Köbes" comes from, as the waiters are called in the breweries. In addition, there are 4 different types of Kölsch to taste in 4 different restaurants of different sizes in Cologne's old town, from tart to milder types. You learn a lot about the art of brewing and are very well entertained for 2 hours. Our guide was very knowledgeable and knew an answer to all questions. The tour is highly recommended.

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October 23, 2021

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