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Cologne: Night Watchman Tour (Costume Tour in German)

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Cologne: Night Watchman Tour (Costume Tour in German)

From US$ 15.78 per person

Experience medieval life in Cologne before street lighting was invented on a tour with the night watchman.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Find out what parts of town were home to beggars and the dishonest
  • See where members of various trade guilds would have lived
  • Experience Cologne in the dark
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No one knows the nighttime streets of medieval Cologne better than the night watchmen, who ensure law and order when respectable citizens have long since left the city’s streets. On this costume tour through northern Cologne's old town, you will learn who pursued their trade at night, where the dishonest and the beggars lived, and on which nights the inhabitants of Cologne cultivated magical customs.
  • Guided tour with certified tour guide
    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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    Roman gate at the Cologne Cathedral.

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    November 22, 2021


    Die Tour war sehr informativ speziell über die Historie der Brauhauskultur. Unser Guide Boze war sehr unterhaltsam - speziell seine Geschichten zu den Brauhäusern. Die Verkostungen waren sehr gut interessiert. Die Tour kann ich jedem empfehlen!

    October 27, 2021


    Wir erlebten mit der kompetenten und unterhaltsamen Nachtwächterin eine sehr interessante und kurzweilige Tour. Auch für Kölner empfehlenswert.

    October 25, 2021

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