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How the Magi Came to Cologne – Myths and Legends

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How the Magi Came to Cologne – Myths and Legends

From US$ 13.61 per person

Take a journey back in time, from where the numerous Cologne myths and legends originate, and learn what lies behind the mythical tales during a stroll through the historic city center of Cologne.

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  • Listen to Cologne’s myths and legends
  • Take a trip through time into the life and the world of ideas in former times
  • Learn about the true aspects of the sagas
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Why is there a curse upon Cologne Cathedral? What is it about Cologne’s patron saint, Saint Ursula, who was accompanied by eleven thousand virgins during her pilgrimage? Why did the Cologne Heinzelmännchen leave the city for good? Cologne is full of places connected with tales and legends, both well-known and lesser-known, some told since the Middle Ages, some of more recent origins. Yet they all have one thing in common: most legends have some basis in the truth or they mirror the wishes, fears, and ideas of the people from the time when they were first told. Listen to old legends and get an insight into the life and the world of ideas in former times during a walking tour through the old city center. Of course, you will find out, why and how the relics of the Magi got to Cologne.
  • Guided tour with a BVGD-certified guide in German language
    Covid-19 precautions
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    • 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's Northern Gate, between the steeples of the Cathedral and KölnTourismus (tourist office)

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    4.7 /5

    based on 12 reviews

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    November 23, 2021


    Es war einfach super, sehr informativ. Unsere Führerin hat uns so viel Neues erzählt, hat jede Frage beantwortet. Ich kann nur den Tour empfehlen.

    September 19, 2021


    Eine sehr kurzweilige Tour mit einem tollen Erzähler der seine Stadt wirklich liebt.

    August 3, 2020

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