Guided tour

Cologne: Legends and History Tour in German

4.8 / 5

63 reviews

Cologne: Legends and History Tour in German

From US$ 13.04 per person

Stroll through the narrow alleys of Cologne's beautiful Old Town and listen to the tales and legends from the city. Travel back in time to the Middle Ages.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Experience an entertaining walk through the alleys of Cologne's center and follow the traces of times long gone
  • Listen to the stories about Saint Ursula and her 11,000 virgins, the devil and Meister Gerhard as well as the famous Heinzelmännchen
  • Enjoy a walking tour through the Old Town and take a look at some of the famous sights along the river Rhine
Full description
Discover Cologne's Old Town and immerse yourself in the city's eventful past. Listen to the tales and legends and find out, whether there is an element of truth in some of them. Learn why the Heinzelmännchen (little elves) disappeared from Cologne and hear the story behind the white woman, who people still see today. Find out why there are so-called Grinköpfe (grimace masks) on some house walls and hear about the devil's relation to Meister Gerhard and a corrupt mayor. Listen to the amusing and interesting stories from the Middle Ages and see Cologne's most famous sights.
  • City tour
  • German-speaking tour guide
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

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

Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity
  • 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

The tour departs at 6 pm at the Heinzelmännchen Fountain, Am Hof 12, 50667 Cologne.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Departure: 6:00 PM
  • This tour is barrier-free
  • The tour is free of charge for children up to 10 years
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

based on 63 reviews

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Überzeugender Guide. Die Sagen und Geschichten waren uns größtenteils bisher nicht bekannt. Ansonsten leichter und lockerer Verlauf. Da das Thermometer bei Null Grad stand, gab es nach der Führung ein saftiges Steak in einem warmen Restaurant und ein leckeres Weizenbier (nicht im Rahmen der Führung). Was tat das gut!!!

December 30, 2019

Ich habe mich als Alleinreisende angemeldet und die Tour war super! Nur zu empfehlen. Danke Harry! :-)

November 21, 2021


So ein toller Erzähler!!!

November 1, 2021

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