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Brewery & Old Town Tour with Beer Tasting

4.9 / 5

90 reviews

Brewery & Old Town Tour with Beer Tasting

From US$ 29.41 per person

Stroll through Cologne's old town and discover the historic cathedral city in the light of its relationship of beer. Taste the different Kölsch varieties in traditional breweries.

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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
Full description
Experience 4 typical breweries in the Old Town and learn about the art of brewing in Cologne. 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 (depending on option booked)
  • 1/2 Halver Hahn (depending on option booked)
  • Guided tour of the old town
  • Additional drinks
  • Additional food
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • Masks are optional but are strongly recommended while indoors
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must also bring a valid form of government-issued photo ID
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months

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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

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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4.9 /5

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Man erfährt sehr viel über die Entstehung des "Kölsch", über die ersten Kölsch-Brauereien, die verschiedenen Kölsch-Sorten und wo der Name "Köbes" herkommt, wie die Kellner in den Brauhäusern genannt werden. Außerdem gibt es in 4 verschiedenen Gaststätten der Kölner Altstadt von unterschiedlicher Größe 4 verschiedene Kölsch-Sorten zu verkosten, von herben bis milderen Sorten. Man erfährt Einiges über die Kunst des Brauens und wird 2 Stunden lang sehr gut unterhalten. Unser Führer war sehr kompetent und wusste auf alle Fragen eine Antwort. Die Tour ist sehr zu empfehlen.

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October 23, 2021


Unser Guide Alfred Wolff war genial!!!

September 16, 2019

Tour mit Harry war super

August 18, 2019

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