'Classic Cologne' - Free Walking Tour with Freewalk Cologne

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: German, English, Spanish, Portuguese
Registered on October 25, 2017

Hey there! My name is André and I'm part of the Freewalk Cologne family. After traveling for a while, I ended up in the city of Cologne and it fascinated me and can't imagine living anywhere else, especially after starting working with Freewalk Cologne. The company started some years ago with a bunch of people in love with the city and their main goal was to show around the city and make the visitors experience a fun time in Cologne. And nowadays, we're still here, ready to welcome you to Cologne and show you the hidden corners of the city. If you'd like to learn about Cologne in a fun way, don't hesitate and join us! We love our city and we wanna share this love with you!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

On our tour you'll see:
Over our 2.5 hours, you'll get to know the inside information on what makes Cologne a special place in Germany. Why do Cologne people like the number 11 so much? And why is Cologne called “the most northern city of Italy”?

On our Free Walking Tour we'll show you some of the main sights, get to know the roots of the city and learn why people from Cologne do not fulfill the German stereotype.  Our tour is not just the dry history of Cologne.  We will try to give you the true Kölsche Jeföhl (the Cologne Feeling)!

We have the following offer for our 'Classic Cologne' free tour:
-In English:
every day at 12:11 and 16:11.
-In German:
Thursdays to Mondays at 12:11. Extra: Saturdays at 16:11.
-In Spanish:
every day at 12:11. Extra: Saturdays at 16.11
-In Portuguese: (starting March) Saturdays at 12:11.

 Please book in advance if you want to join any tour: we will only accept visitors with bookings. The booking is free of charge.

According to TripAdvisor, we provide the best free tour in Cologne! Our secret: We love Cologne!

Free Walking Tour means that you decide at the end of the tour whatever it is worth for you and pay your guide accordingly.

In order to maintain our quality, each group will have a max. of 30 people. Kids under 14 years do not count towards that max.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Eigelsteintorburg 50668 Kln Germany
    Eigelsteintorburg 50668 Kln Germany
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    the friendly looking, smiling person directly underneath the gate

  • 1
    Outside visit

    One of three medieval gates remaining in Cologne acts as the starting point for our tour.

  • 2
    Outside visit

    A quick journey into an historic guest worker's quarter, Little Ankara.

  • 3
    Outside visit
  • 4
    Outside visit
    St. Mariä Himmelfahrt
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Cologne cathedral
  • 6
    Outside visit
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Historisches Rathaus der Stadt Köln
  • 8
    Outside visit
  • 9
    Outside visit
    old market
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Tünnes and Schäl
  • 11
    Outside visit

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Stephen 28 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Fede done a great job on his walk. Takes you through history but also spends time on culture, folklore and more. Speaks English well.
Carmen 27 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Ricarda hat uns ihre Stadt mit Liebe und Humor gezeigt. Wie waren nur zu zweit und die Tour hat trotzdem stattgefunden. Es hat uns sehr gefallen.
kartik 26 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Really enjoyed the funny storytelling and the insightful information presented by Izzy. Loved Cologne more after this walk.
Ozge 22 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Izzy is the most funny and friendly guide I ever met. Thanks for the great tour!
Ankita 19 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Very informative guide and quite a fun walking tour - Alex was really goood
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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