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Cologne: Night Watchman Walking Tour

4.6 / 5

40 reviews

Cologne: Night Watchman Walking Tour

From US$ 15.88 per person

Follow the torch-bearing night watchman through the streets of Cologne after sunset. Listen to spooky stories and legends about the dark alleys that surround you.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Follow a torch-lit tour through nocturnal Cologne
  • Discover the heart of Cologne after dark
  • Listen to spooky stories about this remarkable city
Full description
Be transported back in time with a walking tour of Cologne after dark. Follow the nightwatchman through the city as he regales you with frightening stories of centuries past. Walk past some of the most prominent historic locations in Cologne. Hear about the nightwatchman’s duties in the Middle Ages, as he patrolled the city to maintain order and peace. It was his job to protect the sleeping population from fire and thieves, to check the closing of the city gates, and to call the striking of the hour.  Learn about the modest lifestyle that the nightwatchman would lead. Listen to scary stories of the spooky goings-on that he would witness during the nighttime stillness.
  • Torch-lit tour through Cologne
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 12 years
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • 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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    Meeting point

    Your guide will be waiting next to the fountain Heinzelmännchenbrunnen.

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Oversize luggage

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    • The tour may be postponed due to bad weather
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 40 reviews

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    Great tour with a great guide! The only disturbing factor (the guide and the organizer cannot do anything for this!) Are the many disrespectful drunks who are out and about at this time. However, the tour was very informative and interesting. Thumbs up for the great guide, who designed the tour with a lot of humor and commitment!

    September 13, 2021

    Despite partly bad weather, exciting and interesting atmosphere. Much cultural knowledge of the guide with amusing interludes in words and singing ... Recommended !!!!

    October 12, 2020

    I got to know the city of Cologne in the night and in a completely new way. The tour was great, which of course was down to our night watchman Christoph.

    September 20, 2020

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