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Cologne Free Walking Tour: The essential and unmissable one
Come to know the best of Cologne with The Walkings. This project started out of love to this beautiful German city, with the mission of offering entertaining, enriching, as well as funny tours and experiences to travelers from all over the world.
Being on the Top 5 on Tripadvisor speaks for itself! Discover the secrets of the biggest city on the Rhine on this free tour of Cologne's unmissable sights. The tour's meeting point is at the Domtreppen, the cathedral stairs located in front of Cologne Central Station. From there, we'll head to the Heinzelmännchenbrunnen fountain, so named after some curious gnomes connected to the city of Cologne... mysterious, huh? Following our route, we'll see more of the city's most iconic monuments, like the Rathaus or City Hall, the Rheingarten, a park beside the River Rhine, and the Fischmarkt or Fish Market Square. The next stop will be next to a curious monumental fountain known as Willi Ostermann Brunnen, before we stroll past two of Cologne's most outstanding museums, the Wallraf - Richartz and the Kolumba. Wandering onwards, we'll reach Dufthaus 4711. Did you know that this shop is one of Cologne's most famous perfumeries? We'll then make a stop in front of the EL-DE Haus, former headquarters of the Gestapo. Our free tour will come to an end near the Kölnisches Stadtmuseum and the Römerbrunnen fountain, which also has an intriguing history that we'll discover on the day. You will get to see this and much more during our Free Walking Tour in Cologne with The Walkings.
This tour is designed for people traveling in small groups. Groups of 6 or more attendees are asked for a contribution of at least 10€ per person before the tour starts, so a fair income for the guide's work is guaranteed. The same policy applies to bookings coming from different names that actually belong to the same group.
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:Trankgasse 12, 50667 Köln, GermanyTrankgasse 12, 50667 Köln, Germany
The meeting point is at the Domtreppen, next to the cathedral, right outside the Cologne Central Station. Look for the green and white umbrella. Not to be confused with the main entrance of the cathedral.
1Outside visitFuente Heinzelmännchen
2Outside visitHistorisches Rathaus der Stadt Köln
3Outside visitThe promenade along the Rhine River (Rheingarten)
4Outside visitThe Fisherman's Market Square (Fischmarkt)
5Outside visitEL-DE Haus, former headquarters of the Gestapo
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).