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  • Cologne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Boat Cruise

    1. Cologne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Boat Cruise

    Get to know Cologne from a different perspective. Experience a scenic cruise along the Rhine and admire the sights of the city from the water. See the modern Rheinauhafen district with its many historical crane houses, and discover interesting information about the monuments and buildings along the way. A ride on a double-decker open-top bus with fantastic views of the city makes this tour a real experience. The 1.5-hour ride takes you through the center of this bustling city. With the hop-on hop-off ticket you can get on and off the bus at any time and as often as you like in 24 hours in order to explore the best places in the city. Alternatively you can stay seated on the bus and learn all about Cologne with the audio commentary or live guide. Bus Stops: Kölner Dom / Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) / Trankgasse Excelsior Hotel Ernst Rathaus / KVB Haltestelle / Farina...

    The bus trip showed most of the sites and drop off points were close to landmarks. The river cruise was excellent.

  • Cologne: 3-Hour Harbor Tour Cruise

    2. Cologne: 3-Hour Harbor Tour Cruise

    Enjoy some of Cologne’s harbors and their facilities with explanations from a knowledgeable local guide in German on this 3-hour harbor cruise. The tour on MS Rhein Cargo, MS Rheinland or MS Rheinperle examines the history of the Rheinau Harbor, offers insights into the Deutz Harbor and Mülheim Harbor and takes you into the container harbor Niehl, one of Germany’s largest inland harbors. During the tour your guide will offer you useful information and exciting anecdotes about Cologne's harbors, their history, dates and figures and you can observe the work in the harbor Niehl, a unique insight in the city.

  • Cologne: Chocolate Museum Entrance Ticket

    3. Cologne: Chocolate Museum Entrance Ticket

    The Chocolate Museum is located in Cologne's old town, on the Rheinau harbor peninsula, surrounded by river on both sides. It can be easily recognized by the Malakoff Tower, which is located directly in front of the museum.   The museum houses a collection that traces 5,000 years of chocolate history. The 4,000-square-meter space contains exhibits that shed light on the origins and the culture of chocolate and how it has developed through centuries.  The treasure trove looks into pre-Colombian, Maya, and Aztec ways of using chocolate at the time when cocoa was a drink dedicated for Gods. From America cocoa travelled to Europe, where it became accessible only to wealthy classes. Cologne's Chocolate Museum will show you how chocolate became a treat for everyone and how media and advertising campaigns started spreading the news about this sweet snack.

    Visiting this museum was one of the best step for our short vacation there in Köln. My family and myself we were very surprised about this type of presentation, this line process to produce chocolate there was more than interesting. Thank you Chocolate Museum!

  • Cologne: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    4. Cologne: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    Visit the fascinating cathedral city of Cologne and learn all about its 2000 years of history on a guided bike tour. Explore the city in an environmentally friendly way and ride through the Roman times to the Middle Ages up to the latest architectural developments. Along the way you’ll hear exciting anecdotes and fascinating historical facts on your journey of discovery though Germany’s oldest city. Explore Cologne on a route of approximately 15 kilometers and discover the most interesting places in the city along the way. Start at the Eigelsteintor, the medieval symbol of the northern old town, and ride past the Prussian Fort X and across the Zoobrücke. From here you can enjoy the fantastic views of Cologne’s skyline. Ride to the green area of the city, the right bank of Rheinpark, which was voted Germany’s most beautiful park in 2007. From the bridgehead of the Hohenzollern Bridge yo...

    We selected the 3hr bike tour (English) at 1030am. Sarah (our guide) was super knowledgeable and super informative about local customs and information. The bike riding was easy and the whole tour was fantastic. We have no issues in recommending this tour to other interested parties.

  • Cologne: Guided E-Scooter Tour

    5. Cologne: Guided E-Scooter Tour

    See the most beautiful landmarks of Cologne on a 3-wheeled scooter. Start your tour at the Alter Messeturm at the edge of the Rheinhallen in Deutz with a view over the Rhine to the famous Cathedral of the city. Cruise to the Hohenzollern Bridge - one of the city's landmarks and the busiest railway bridge in Germany. Cross the bridge on the way to the main station, catching beautiful views of the old town and the Rhine promenade. Pass the Heinrich-Böll-Platz with the striking Ludwig Museum and the Philharmonie, then drive around the imposing Cologne Cathedral. Venture through the small alleys of the historic Gürzenich with its hay market and then continue to the hub of the Old Town, the Old Market Square with the oldest town hall in Germany. After a short break, visit "Tünnes and Schäles", two puppet sculptures embedded in the culture and humor of the city. Rub their noses for an extra p...

    We accidentally booked the tour not knowing it was in German. The tour guide was German but still did the tour for us and did a great job. The scooters were very nice and fun! I hope they add a English tour guide in the future. I wish the pickup location was closer to the other side of the river. It was too far away from all the attractions.

  • Cologne: 90-Minute Rheinauhafen Walking Tour

    6. Cologne: 90-Minute Rheinauhafen Walking Tour

    Even in ancient times, the river Rhine was the lifeline of the city of Cologne and during the Middle Ages, it was the source of the enormous wealth of the city. After a flood combined with an ice drift had destroyed the port facilities in front of Cologne’s city center and many ships in 1784, the city administration decided that building a safe port was inevitable. The former leisure island Werthchen was transformed into a harbor, fulfilling all requirements of the industrialization and the rapid growth of the city. During the 1970s, the importance of the Rheinauhafen as an industrial harbor decreased constantly, therefore a new concept for the port area was due. Ony your walking tour through the new Rheinauhafen, pass the Sport- und Olympiamuseum, the Kranhäuser, the so-called Siebengebirge and the Krafthaus. Learn about old and new buildings, the former and the current use of the bui...

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What people are saying about Rheinauhafen

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 834 reviews

We did the tour in a group of 4 (2 hours tour) and it was really fun. We also come to the Cologne area, but we still had a lot of fun, it's just something new :) so we can only recommend it and would definitely book a tour again. Many thanks again to our tour guide, he was very nice.

We selected the 3hr bike tour (English) at 1030am. Sarah (our guide) was super knowledgeable and super informative about local customs and information. The bike riding was easy and the whole tour was fantastic. We have no issues in recommending this tour to other interested parties.

Visiting this museum was one of the best step for our short vacation there in Köln. My family and myself we were very surprised about this type of presentation, this line process to produce chocolate there was more than interesting. Thank you Chocolate Museum!

Ralph was an amazing tour guide. Got to see the history of cologne with light humour and brilliant scenery. Ralph was really inclusive and made the tour suit us and the other guests. Would definitely do it again.

cool tour on an easy to drive scooter. We had a lot of fun with a great guide! Unfortunately we had only booked the 1-hour tour, next time we would definitely book 2 hours