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Cologne: Kölsch Beer Brewhouse Tour

Cologne: Kölsch Beer Brewhouse Tour

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Discover 4 of the most famous brewhouses in Cologne city center and taste a delicious Kölsch at each one. Learn about this regional beer and receive a souvenir to show off your knowledge

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  • Experience a fun tour of the brewhouses of Cologne
  • Sample different types of Kölsch and a local Schnapps
  • Learn about Cologne beer culture and lifestyle
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Take a fascinating tour of the brewhouses of Cologne, taste a distinctive Kölsch beer in each, and learn more about the Cologne lifestyle. Learn about the Kölsch Convention of 1986 and how this type of beer is a protected regional speciality within the EU. Discover what a Kölsch and Alt beer have in common, and what a “Köbes” and a “Pittermännche” are. By the end of the tour you’ll understand where the German phrase “to have something on your tally stick” comes from. Visit the following brewhouses in Cologne Oldtown: Brauhaus Früh am Dom or Brauhaus Sion, Peters Brauhaus or Dom im Stapelhaus, Brauhaus zum Prinzen (replete with many photos of local hero Lukas Podolski) or Sünner im Walfisch, and finally Bierhaus en d’r Salzgass (a highlight of Cologne Carnival) or the Bierhaus am Rhein Finish the tour by receiving a souvenir certificate that proves your expert knowledge of Kölsch beer.
  • Guided tour in German
  • 1 Kölsch beer at each of the 4 breweries
  • 1 local herbal Schnapps in front of the last brewhouse
  • Personal brewhouse certificate
  • Food
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Children under 18 years
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Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • 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

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In front of the Brauhaus Früh, outside the shop windows of the Roeckl company. Our guides carry a badge with the name MK-Erlebnistouren.

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  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Luggage or large bags
  • Intoxication

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  • Guests must be at least 18 years old to take the tour
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4.7 /5

based on 666 reviews

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Boris our tour guide made it good despite some confusion

It wasn't made clear that the tour was in German, which the German tour guide was annoyed about when we arrived (once we found her). Fortunately her colleague, Boris, was amazing and great fun. Should be made clear that this is not a brewery tour but a tour to some pubs essentially.

April 17, 2017

The guide was phenomenal!

I cannot give this tour full stars because the price did not fit. This tour was outrageously expensive. I gave the activity 4 out of 5 because the guide was so amazing. We learned as much about Cologne as we did about Kolsch! Michael is enthusiastic about Kolsch, super laid back, and an incredibly talented story teller! He was the highlight of our Cologne trip!

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April 4, 2017

excellent. I would do it again.

We met Wolfgang at the cathedral. We were a stag of 18 lads and had a few beers on board already. Wolfgang our guide was excellent. Great information and up for a laugh with the lads. Taylor ed the tour as necessary. I would do the tour again. Everyone enjoyed it. I would note that as a stag you can't be too boisterous in the beerhalls.

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March 28, 2016

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