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Original funky-fun Free Tour of Cologne!

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Registered on January 03, 2022
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

During our walk through the old town of Cologne, we discover more than 2000 years of history, from the Roman city, through the dark Middle Ages, to the city of Cologne as we know it today.

Who was Agrippina, one of the most feared women in Roman history in the eyes of the world but the most appreciated by the inhabitants of this city? Why does the Lindt Chocolate company have a super famous museum in the city despite being a Swiss company? What does Napoleon have to do with Cologne? And have you ever wondered if the cologne you wear as perfume has something to do with our city? There is a lot to discover on our tour through Germany's fourth largest city, the so-called "Jewel of the Rhein River". Besides telling you the most curious stories and the most important facts to make you become a Cologne know-it-all, we will also offer you the most fun culinary suggestions: from bretzels in nice cafés to beers in the most amazing local breweries!

We are going to see some of the most interesting hidden corners of the city and talk about the impressive cathedral, our famous “Kölner Dom”! During your tour, we share funny legends and anecdotes with you. Meet new friends and learn about Cologne on this tour. Join us and discover the secrets of this historic city, we will show you why we say “Home is where the DOM is”!

 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    WXR4+GH Cologne, Germany
    WXR4+GH Cologne, Germany
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    In front of Starbucks at the main train station (Köln HBF) It is the only Starbucks there by the cathedral and we always wait for you outside with a small yellow flag

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Starbucks

    This is our meeting point, right by the great cathedral. We will wait for you outside Starbucks at the train station to start our walking tour.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Cologne cathedral
  • 3
    Outside visit
    FRÜH am Dom
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Alter Markt
  • 5
    Outside visit
    fish market
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Hohenzollern Bridge

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

395 ratings
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4.81
Fun
4.69
Expression
4.77
Quality
4.76
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Luke 16 May 2024
Stirling

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Ella was brilliant, very chatty and informative and gave us a good tour of Köln and tips on what to do with the rest of our holiday here
Craig 02 Apr 2024
London

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Emily was great and kept the tour interesting throughout. She gave a mix or history, culture, and stories that helped to put the city into perspective. Great tour!
Ruth 31 Mar 2024

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
Muy decepcionante ya que no se presentó ni se dio previo aviso de ello. Habíamos organizado todo el día teniendo en cuenta ese horario y tuvimos q cambiar todo.
Anna 30 Mar 2024
Warsaw

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
We’ve been on a tour with Emily , it’s been a real pleasure. she has shared with us a lot of interesting facts about the city as well as had a nice time in a friendly and positive atmosphere. Thank you , Emily! You are great
Eva Gavarró 08 Mar 2024
Barcelona

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Helgi is professional and also fun. Thanks to him I enjoyed my freetour through the center of Cologne. He explains things clearly, I'm Spanish, my English is not perfect, so Helgi clarified for me if I missed any details. I recommend it 100%. Thank you Helgi!
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Who is this tour for?

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

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is 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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