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Cologne: Old Town Walking Tour with Brewery and Kölsch Beer

1. Cologne: Old Town Walking Tour with Brewery and Kölsch Beer

We visit Cologne's Old Town, the historic centre of Cologne for almost 2,000 years. Here, between Alter Markt and Fischmarkt, on the squares and in the narrow alleys, life has pulsated for centuries. In the Middle Ages, the markets were here and the lively hustle and bustle of the merchants determined the day. And of course everyone went to one of the many breweries to eat, drink and celebrate. On the guided tour of the Old Town in Cologne, we walk with you through the alleys, show you the particularly beautiful corners and tell you about the life of the people in the past centuries. And we go to a brewery and show you this very special world of Köbes, Kölsch and Pittermännchen and, of course, drink a Kölsch.

Cologne: Private Walking Tour of City Center

2. Cologne: Private Walking Tour of City Center

Discover some of Cologne’s most relevant sites on a private walking tour in the city center. Wander along the river Rhine, gaze at the Cologne Cathedral, and cross the Hohenzollern Bridge while chatting with a local guide. Begin the tour in front of the city’s famed cathedral and take in this hallmark, historical structure that lies adjacent to the Rhine. The cathedral is the city’s second tallest building and boasts the title of UNESCO World Heritage site. Next, take the opportunity to see the Dionysus Mosaic, which dates from around A.D. 220 and is the centerpiece of the Roman-Germanic Museum. After checking out the mosaic, stroll along the Hohenzollern Bridge, which overlooks the Rhine, and snap some photos to capture this memorable experience. From the bridge, continue the tour in Cologne’s Old Town and experience its unique historical appeal. Take in the traditional old housing and local breweries, which are located directly along the Rhine. As you pass through Old Town’s narrow alleys, next stop at the Great St. Martin Church located at the city’s historical fish market. Observe the church’s distinctive design that has shaped Old Town’s skyline throughout the years. Next pass by the Willi Ostermann Fountain and then stop by the historical Cologne City Hall, famous for its Renaissance façade. After that check out the city’s largest shopping strip, Hohe Street, where everything can be found from electronics to clothes and shoes. Wrap up the walking tour by stopping at Heinzelmännchen Fountain, a monument dedicated to a local myth about little people who used to work all night so the people of Cologne could take it easy during the day.     

Cologne: Old Town Historical Walking Tour with GEO Epoche

3. Cologne: Old Town Historical Walking Tour with GEO Epoche

See how Cologne has changed over the centuries on an insightful walk with an expert guide. Visit ancient buildings and compare their facades with pictures from the past while hearing stories of the famous personalities that interacted with them in their prime. Discover the fascinating city center by learning interesting facts about the squares, monuments, and buildings you see. Stop at iconic sites like the Fischmarkt, Schmitzsäule, St. Kolumba, Glockengasse, and the cathedral as you make your way through the lovely streets. Acquire a whole new perspective of the city of Cologne and have a glimpse into the lives of those who populated it way back in the day.

Cologne: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

4. Cologne: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour at Cologne Central Station, and visit Cologne Cathedral with its magnificent architecture. Photograph the ornate Heinzelmännchenbrunnen and learn about Josef Richard Frings, a great Cologne figure. Enjoy the tour in your language, integrated with google maps so you won’t get lost. Join with friends, alone, with your family, or with your partners and learn about the city as you wander around. See the Town Hall, one of the mos characteristic symbols of Cologne, and take pictures in the beautiful Old Town. Admire San Martin Church, and be left speechless by its beauty, Romanesque Architecture, and famous tower. Admire the Fischmarkt Square with its unique fountain, and the unique Kölner Pegel, before moving on to the famous Chocolate Museum.

Cologne Highlights Privat Walking Tour & Panoramic boat trip

5. Cologne Highlights Privat Walking Tour & Panoramic boat trip

Discover the best of Cologne with our captivating "Cologne Highlights Private Walking Tour" accompanied by a knowledgeable professional tour guide fluent in your preferred language. Enjoy the full attention of your private Guide. This tour is only for you and your group. In this 3-hour excursion, you'll embark on a journey through the city's rich history and culture. We'll start at the majestic Dom Cathedral, an architectural marvel that will leave you in awe of its grandeur. As we stroll through the charming Oldtown, our guide will introduce you to the vibrant local culture, including insights into the famous Kölsch beer and the open-minded spirit of the locals. Next, we'll visit the fascinating Farina Museum, where you'll uncover the birthplace of the legendary Eau de Cologne, a fragrance that has enchanted people for centuries. The tour wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Town Hall, where you'll hear captivating inside stories that bring the city's past to life. But the adventure doesn't end there! After the walking tour, you'll be treated to a delightful 1-hour panoramic boat trip on the picturesque Rhine River, offering stunning views of Cologne's riverside landmarks.

Express Walk of Cologne with a Local

6. Express Walk of Cologne with a Local

Fall in love with Cologne during a short but sweet city tour with an independent local guide. Learn the most intriguing facts about the city's history, local lifestyle, and contemporary transformation. Whether you're visiting for the first or fifth time, see Cologne through the eyes of a local. Meet your guide in central Cologne and walk through the city to discover its parks, monuments, and historical architecture. See the Romanesque Great St. Martin Church with the candy-colored houses in front as you explore Cologne's historic Old Town. Then, visit the Fischmarkt, an iconic photo stop. Take advantage of your chance to get insider tips about Cologne's best cafes, restaurants, and bars, and find out how to make the most out of your stay. By seeing Cologne through the eyes of a local, discover what everyday life looks like and find out what gives the city its characteristic ambiance.

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What people are saying about Fish Market, Cologne

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 53 reviews

Natalia very well, very attentive to explaining to us and allowing us to take photos, she gave us important and also curious information about the city and its culture, stories and tips where to eat and drink, very good in her guide.

Jutta reported in detail and with humor. The tour was put together well and very varied. Therefore, the four teenagers in the group were happy and interested in what was happening.

We were all very happy with the tour! Our guide did a really great job. We will definitely contact you again on our next visit :)

Very nice tour. Nice guide and the group is taken into account and consulted.

Highly recommended and informative. Very personable guide. It was fun.