The Dark Side of the Dom

Duration: 2h
Languages: German, English
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

We offer the 'Dark Side of the Dom' free tour every Friday at 19:00 in English. Please book in advance if you want to join the tour: we will only accept visitors with bookings. The booking is free of charge.

In this tour we offer a look of a different side of Cologne's history. You will hear about the medieval past of the city mixed with stories about witches, ghosts and more. Walk with us for around 2 hours to uncover the legends and stories about the darker side of this welcoming city. Join us as the sun goes down and explore with us the darker corners of our home.

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

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

In order to keep everyone healthy, we introduced the following safety measures during COVID-19:

  1. Each group will have a max. of 30 people. Kids under 14 years old don’t count.
  2. Booking is mandatory: we ask for contact information, so that we can inform you of a possible infection during the tour.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Heumarkt 43, 50667 Köln, Germany
    Heumarkt 43, 50667 Köln, Germany
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    The guide will be waiting at Heumarkt, next to the Horse Statue of Friedrich Wilhelm III.

  • 1
    Outside visit
  • 2
    Outside visit
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    Outside visit
    Old St Alban
  • 4
    Outside visit
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Cologne cathedral
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Saint Martin
  • 7
    Outside visit
    fish market

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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Linda 20 Jan 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2024
Amazing tour! Really interesting and really good guide :) thank you
María 12 Jan 2024

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Travelled in family - Jan 2024
We really enjoyed this tour, the content and places were great 😊 also we had a great time hearing about the dark side of this nice city. It was really worthy
Carina 12 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Amazing and fun tour. Julia cheerfully explained everything you have to know about murder, witches and other fun medieval things. Absolutely recommend.
Blanche 30 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Thanks for Julia’s host and let me experienced a different city from last two times visit. I like it.
Pedro 16 Jun 2023

Great new way to get to know Cologne. We definetely recommend. Thank you Julia for the fun,interesting and dark tour !
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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.
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