Guided tour

Cologne: City Highlights with Local Guide

4.8 / 5

60 reviews

Activity provider: Echt Köln
Guided tour

Cologne: City Highlights with Local Guide

Activity provider: Echt Köln

From US$ 12.87 per person

See Cologne's most important sites on this group walking tour with a local guide. Learn more about the people and the language. Marvel at the Cologne Cathedral, walk along the Rhine, pass by the Ludwig Museum, the historic center, and city districts.

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  • Discover 2000 years of Cologne history
  • See the most important places in Cologne
  • Explore the historic places around the impressive cathedral
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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.

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the equestrian monument on the "Heumarkt" If there is an event on the square, the meeting point is Heumarkt/corner of Gürzenichstraße.

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Weather-appropriate clothing
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    4.8 /5

    based on 60 reviews

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    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!

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    February 5, 2023

    It was a nice informative city tour, the time flew by. Our tour guide showed us the most important sights in the city and on the Rhine. At the same time, the manners and customs of the people of Cologne were explained with a lot of humor and wit. Great tour and highly recommended!

    April 10, 2022

    Die Führung mit unserem Kölner Urgestein Markus war genial. Abseits der gängigen Touri-Attraktionen haben wir viele schöne und interessante Ecken entdecken dürfen, die wir sonst niemals gesehen oder wahrgenommen hätten. Mit viel Herzblut hat er uns sein Köln ein ganzes Stück näher gebracht. Die Tour ist sehr zu empfehlen. Auch auf individuelle Wünsche oder Fragen geht Markus ein und passt die Tour entsprechend an. Sehr empfehlenswert.

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    March 6, 2023


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