Fish Market, Cologne

Fish Market, Cologne: Our most recommended tours and activities

Cologne: Old Town Walking Tour with Brewery and Kölsch Beer

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

Discover the secrets of Cologne's Old Town on this guided walking tour. Uncover the almost 2000-years of history in the historic city center as you see the Cologne Cathedral and the Town Hall Meet your guide by the Friedrich Wilhelm III statue in Heumarkt. Navigate through the narrow alleys that has been a bustling merchant center since the Middle Ages. Travel back in time as you hear about what life was like in the past. Snap pictures of the Gothic architecture at Cologne Cathedral and the Renaissance-style of the Town Hall. Get suggestions on local hotspots. Make your way to a traditional brewery which serves Cologne's drink of choice, Kölsch beer. Sit back and enjoy the lively atmosphere in the brewery while drinking a cold Kölsch beer. Enjoy how the fruity taste of the beer is balanced with hoppy bitterness. Return to your meeting point at the end of your tour.

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 Guided Walking Tour

3. Cologne: Old Town Historical Guided Walking Tour

Explore the charming Old Town of Cologne on a walking tour with an expert guide. Stop at iconic sites like the Fischmarkt, Schmitzsäule, and many more while hearing interesting stories about the city. See the Schmitzsäule, St. Kolumba, Glockengasse, and the cathedral as you stroll through the lovely streets. Visit ancient buildings and compare their facades with pictures from the past. Discover the fascinating city center by learning interesting facts about the squares, monuments, and buildings. 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: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

4. Cologne: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

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. Listen or 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: Old Town Historical Walking Tour with GEO Epoche

5. 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: Dom and Old Town City Quest Smartphone Game

6. Cologne: Dom and Old Town City Quest Smartphone Game

Make your way through the 2000-year-old area of Cologne's Old Town as you solve fun puzzles with this smartphone game. Uncover facinating information about the city as you play mini-games. Learn about the city and the Cologne Cathedral in an engaging way.  Take out your smartphone and start your game in the Old Town by yourself or with your group and begin your walking adventure. Complete location-based tasks and challenge yourself to competing different riddles.  Take time to admire the city's imposing Cathedral. Wander through narrow cobbled streets and to grand squares. See the equestrian statue in Heumarkt or take a stroll through the vibrant stalls in the city's Fischmarkt.  Find out hidden details about the city as the game directs your focus with scavenger hunts. Once you have completed all the tasks, receive a summary of your game and a code so you can collect your points. Compete with other players on the leaderboard.  

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What people are saying about Fish Market, Cologne

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Everything was good to very good! The Cologne impact and touch can be emphasized a little more. The audience doesn't expect anything else! The "little misunderstanding" of foreigners about the origin and tradition of the carnival is offered an ideal opportunity to correct it here. For example opposite the Oktoberfest on the Munich island: called "Theresienwiese".

Very interesting tour with detailed stories of Cologne's long history, told by Uwe Schwarzkamp, our friendly and highly informative guide.

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

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

Tippetoppe, very personable city guide, greetings from Berlin