Guided tour

Cologne: Historical Crime Tour in German

4.9 / 5

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Cologne: Historical Crime Tour in German

From US$ 13.61 per person

Search for clues to sensational criminal cases of the last 100 years as you make your way to the Neumarkt. Learn more about resolved and unresolved crimes, burglaries, raids and murders.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Explore the location of a dramatic hostage-taking
  • Learn more about the surprising turn in an unresolved murder case
  • Discover a kingdom of flowers
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Discover some of Cologne's crime scenes from 1900 to the present together with your expert guide. In recent decades, Cologne has repeatedly made headlines with Hollywood-like burglaries, robbery, child abduction and murder, with resolved and unresolved crimes. Some of the cases have been remembered, but others have been completely forgotten, although the media interest was great. Not only have the media played a major role in the recent criminal cases, but also the criminals' and investigators' methods have changed a lot. Immerse yourself in the dark side of the city from the cathedral to the Neumarkt and find out more about Cologne's horrendous history.
  • City tour with a BVGD-certified tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 16 years
    Covid-19 precautions
    Traveler requirements
    • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
    • Masks are required while indoors

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at the Nordtor, the Roman archway near the Cologne Cathedral. Please arrive 5 minutes before the scheduled starting time.

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    • Minimum age: 16 years
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    4.9 /5

    based on 26 reviews

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    Super Tour

    Die Tour hat uns sehr gut gefallen. Die Erzählungen von der Dame, die unsere Tour angeführt hat waren sehr spannend und zu keinem Zeitpunkt langweilig oder zu lang. Auch die Route ist gut gewählt. Die Tour ist mit knapp 2 Stunden nicht zu lang und nicht zu kurz. Wir kommen selbst aus Köln und fanden es wirklich informativ und eine super Gelegenheit seine Stadt und die Geschichten dazu besser kennenzulernen. Alleridings finde ich den Titel für die Veranstaltung ungünstig gewählt. Es hatte nicht viel mit dem Mittelalter zutun, sondern hat eher Geschehnisse ab frühestens 1939 beinhaltet.

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    April 2, 2019


    Sehr interessante Führung. Mal eine andere Art eine Stadt kennenzulernen. Kann ich nur empfehlen.

    September 30, 2021


    Uns hat die Führung sehr gut gefallen. Wir haben viele interessante Sachen gelernt ohne dass es langweilig wurde, die Leiterin war absolut kompetent, sympathisch und authentisch. Definitiv empfehlenswert für jung und alt!

    September 26, 2021

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