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Cologne: Brewery Tour with Three "Kölsch" Tastings

1. Cologne: Brewery Tour with Three "Kölsch" Tastings

If you are you looking for a fun way to explore the beautiful city and history of Cologne, this renowned brewery tour is a great choice. On this tour, the guides have the freedom to choose which breweries to take you to. This allows them to make decisions based on the group dynamic, ensuring that everyone is entertained and satisfied. If you'd like an even more personalized experience, select the option with a private guide. The 2-hour tour begins near the cathedral's grand entrance by the Kreuzblumen monument. After a couple of fun facts about the cathedral and the Kreuzblume, you start the thirst-quenching journey to three different breweries, where you will taste three delicious local beers to find the one that best suits you. You will not only learn a little bit about the breweries and the local brewing culture, but most importantly, you will taste the result of hundreds of years of brewing experience. The tour covers some of the most traditional breweries Cologne has to offer, such as the 700 year-old Brauhaus Sion, as well as younger breweries such, as Früh am Dom, Cologne's largest brewery.

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Cologne: Historic Town Scavenger Hunt

2. Cologne: Historic Town Scavenger Hunt

The Cologne scavenger hunt will take you past the most beautiful sights of the Rhine metropolis. Start your adventure at the main station and then head to the Cathedral, which is Cologne's landmark. Also, discover the Heinzelmännchen fountain, the old market with the town hall, the Heumarkt, the Great St. Martin church, the Rhine promenade, and much more. Your city game box contains 16 sealed and numbered envelopes, each holding riddles that need to be solved. Follow clear and precise directions and find your way to the various sights. Once you solve a riddle you will be given a number, which reveals which envelope to open next. You won’t know ahead of time in which succession the Scavenger Hunt City Game envelopes need to be opened. Have fun while you receive detailed information regarding the historical background of every attraction.

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Cologne: City Highlights with Local Guide

3. Cologne: City Highlights with Local Guide

Discover the 2000-year-old Roman-founded city of Cologne and hear more about its importance in the Middle Ages. Listen to why it is currently significant as a diverse city of one million residents on this tour with an expert guide from Cologne. Start at the equestrian monument "Heumarkt,"and stroll through the charming narrow alleys of the historic center. Follow the Rhine to the famous Ludwig Museum, and admire the the Philharmonic Hall and the magnificent Cologne Cathedral. Next, make your way back to the Heinzelmännchenbrunnen and hear about its legend. Travel to the "Alter Markt" to see the old town hall tower before arriving back where you started.

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Cologne: Old Town Virtual Reality Tour

4. Cologne: Old Town Virtual Reality Tour

Explore Cologne's highlights such as the famous Old town, the romantic Hohenzollern Bridge, and the iconic Cologne Cathedral. Walk through the Old Town and learn all about the rich history of Cologne from your knowledgeable guide. Experience important stages of Cologne's more than 2000-year-old city history up close through virtual reality scenes at six different locations. Use the virtual reality glasses and compare the past with the present. Get a glimpse of the Roman border, witness the metropolis of the Middle Ages, see the outpost of French and Prussian rule, and look at the destruction caused during World War II.  Listen to insightful stories from those time periods which enhances the experience even further. Once you remove your virtual reality glasses, see the shocking contrast between now and then and find that some of the buildings are no longer visible, while others remained nearly untouched.

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Cologne: Private Rickshaw Tour

5. Cologne: Private Rickshaw Tour

Start your private rickshaw tour at the official tourist office in central part of Cologne. Cool down or warm up with a refreshing hot or cold beverage on your trip. Roll by Früh, Heinzelmännchenbrunnen, Dionysos Mosaic, and Hohenzollernbreach. Let your expert driver reveal wonderful panoramic views of the cathedral and of and the east side of the river. Decided to finish your tour at the riverside or in another part of the city center, depending which you choose, continue in the higher part of the city or the riverside. Picking to end in the upper city will take you on a visit of the house of Johan Maria Farina to learn more about the invention of Eu de Cologne. Drive by the town hall and town hall tower, before proceeding to hei and vibrant old market Selecting to end by the riverside will take you on a journey to the southern part of the city with stops at the Chocolate museum, Crane buildings, and Yachthafen.

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Cologne: Group Walking Tour with Brewery and Beer Tasting

6. Cologne: Group Walking Tour with Brewery and Beer Tasting

View Cologne from many different perspectives while hearing some facinating anecdotes about its history and culture on this group walking tour. Cross the famed Rhine river and see the Cologne Cathedral. Try a refreshing local beer at a brewery. Start at the at the horse statue at Heumarkt and take in wonderful panoramic views of Cologne as your cross the Rhine over the Deutzer bridge. Visit Hohenzollern bridge and pass millions of lovelocks. Pass Cologne Cathedral and stop at one of Cologne's typical breweries and taste a freshly tapped Kölsch. Circle the cathedral as you stroll to the old town the vibrantly colored apartments in the Alter Markt (old market). Finish back at the Heumarkt.

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What people are saying about Heumarkt

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 79 reviews

From the order to the implementation of the city rally, everything went wonderfully. The delivered box with the cards looks very valuable and the tasks are easy to perform. We were in Cologne and had to open the envelope once to set up a Christmas market because the destination with the solution was blocked off. During the rally you walk through streets and alleys where you might not have gone on a normal tourist visit. So all in all it was a great day with lots of information.

The idea is just great that you can go yourself. No boring guided tour, but background knowledge and work out yourself. We all enjoyed it. In addition, carefully packaged and shipped quickly. And it's sustainable too. What more do you want? Gladly again :)

Very enjoyable afternoon trip with Johann, our friendly guide, showing us a bit of Cologne, some breweries and telling us about the city and some of the customs around the local lager, Koelsch.

Isabelle led the tour very well and you could tell how much fun she had on it.

Matilda was very informative, friendly and entertaining :)