Free Tour through the historic center of Cologne

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on April 05, 2018

We are a team of guides in love with our profession who want to share the unique beauty of this country and its great history. We have over ten years of experience in tourism and travel planning in Europe. We work at the national level in cooperation with friendly guides and excellent local specialists in the main cities of our country.

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Tour description

Discover the places of interest on our free tour of Cologne. Enjoy the spectacular gothic cathedral , beautiful scenery of the Rhine River and other stories of Eau de Cologne and Carnival .

Our free tour of Cologne in Spanish starts in front of the impressive train station ( Köln Hauptbahnhof). From this monument we will start our walk through the old part of the Rhenish city.

The first stop on our free tour of Cologne will be the emblematic Gothic Cathedral of San Pedro. A spectacular work of architecture that leaves you speechless. Did you know that since the Middle Ages it has housed the relics of the three Eastern Magi?

We then delve into the fascinating legacy of the Roman Empire . Cologne is considered one of the oldest cities in all of Germany! Did you know what the relationship is between the Rhine metropolis and Emperor Nero ? We tell you everything seeing the archaeological remains of the Roman era !

We will continue the free tour of Colonia visiting some traditional breweries where you can try the local beer and typical dishes. Are you wondering if the city has its own kind of golden drink? Of course! Kölsch - which not only designates the Cologne beer but also the local dialect!

Then we explore the famous building of the Philharmonie , Cologne's well-known concert hall by walking on its... roof!
From there we admire the scenic views of the Rhine River talking about the development of trade and river transport in medieval times.

The next stop will be at the Fischmarkt (fish market) Then we will continue our free tour of Cologne entering the network of narrow streets, courtyards and squares to reach the representative Alter Markt square with the majestic Gothic tower of the Old Town Hall. We will talk about the local folklore and customs of the renowned Cologne Carnival - one of the most emblematic events in all of Germany,

After two and a half hours of travel, we conclude the free tour of the historic center of Cologne in front of the Casa Farina - the Perfume museum. There we will explain the origin of Eau de Cologne or Agua de Colonia. It is the best known scented water in the world for its light composition of fruit essences, invented by an Italian Juan Maria Farina in 1709.

It is where you can say whether you want to learn about this fascinating history or return to the center to enjoy the rich Rhenish food with its delicious wines and beers.

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  • Meeting point:
    Trankgasse 11, 50667 Köln, Germany
    Trankgasse 11, 50667 Köln, Germany
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    Meeting point is at Bahnhofsvorpl square. in front of Hotel Ibis the guide waits for you with a RED umbrella

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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Álvaro 19 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Tatiana es muy buena guía y muy simpática.
JOSE 12 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Muy agradable Tatiana y muy profesional, nos explicó todo de manera muy clara, muy buen free tour
Jennifer 07 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Tatiana was an amazing guide. You can tell from the distance that she really enjoys what she does, she likes history and she even has made her own in depth research to give you many fun facts from different perspective about the places we visited. After the tour, she sent to my WhatsApp all the recommendations she gave along the trip and even more places to visit in Cologne. I would recommend this tour 1000%!
Cristina 05 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Muy completo y ameno con mucha información adicional, muy recomendable.
Pedro 28 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Nos gustó mucho el recorrido, aunque vivimos en Colonia y ya lo hemos hecho otras veces, conocimos nuevos lugares en esta ocasión. Gracias
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
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.
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