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Cologne: Old Town Highlights Walking Tour

1. Cologne: Old Town Highlights Walking Tour

Meet your guide in the historic old town of Cologne and start your walking tour of some of the city's most famous highlights. Marvel at the towering Cologne Cathedral. Discover the ancient myths, legends, and biblical figures incorporated into its Gothic facade. Journey further back in time and visit a Roman villa with a preserved mosaic floor, Roman tomb, and parts of Roman palace buildings. Walking around the Roman-Germanic Museum, you'll see detailed relics from Cologne's Roman period. Walk across the top of the subterranean Cologne Philharmonic Hall, where you'll visit a Holocaust memorial. Then, make your way to Hohenzollern Bridge to take in panoramas of the old town and the futuristic new harbor district. A stroll along the Rhine then leads you to the largest Romanesque church in Cologne. Wander through ancient alleyways to the city's oldest marketplaces and to the Historic Town Hall. End your tour back at Cologne Cathedral and its fairy tale fountain.

Cologne: Guided Walking Tour by Torchlight

2. Cologne: Guided Walking Tour by Torchlight

Discover hidden details and dreamlike places in the Cathedral City on this night tour by torchlight. Accompanied by your guide, explore the city and its history as you soak up the special atmosphere of Cologne. Hear stories and mythical tales as you learn about the city's 2000 history. From the ancient Roman city through to the middle ages, the imperial era, world wars, and right up to today's modern city. Your guide's mix of humor and deep knowledge of this place will help to make this tour both engaging and informative as you visit some of the city's main attractions. The tour will visit the following points of interest: Alter Markt Roman Northern Gate Heumarkt Hohenzollern Bridge Romano-Germanic Museum Roncalliplatz Heinzelmännchenbrunnen Old Town Cologne Cathedral Willi Ostermann Brunnen Cologne City Hall

Cologne: Roman History Self-Guided Audio Guide Walking Tour

3. Cologne: Roman History Self-Guided Audio Guide Walking Tour

Travel 2,000 years into the past on a self-guided walking tour of Roman Cologne, founded by Emperor Augustus himself. The city’s first 500 years of occupation by the Romans permanently shaped Cologne. On this audio guide tour, see the remnants of this ancient city that are hidden in plain sight. Begin the journey in front of the Kreuzblume beside the Cologne Cathedral, where you’ll hear about the city’s old northern gate. Along the way, check out original Roman stairs, and learn how to spot the celebrated Roman soldiers, Marsilius and Agrippa, on the Gürzenich Köln's imposing Gothic facade. The audio guide will point out the Great St Martin Church which was built in the Middle Ages on the foundations of a Roman warehouse in the former Roman temple district, St Maria im Kapitol. Find out why Die Römische Hafenstraße in Köln (a Roman harbor road) was imperfectly rebuilt in Kurt Hackenberg Platz and locate the largest Roman palace in the Rhineland. Hear about an ancient Roman sewer that survived wars, floods, and the industrial revolution, but might soon succumb to German fire protection regulations. Walk down one of the oldest continuously used roads in an urban center north of the Alps. Peer through the window of the Roman-Germanic Museum to see one of the world’s largest and best-preserved Roman mosaics. Find an archaeological gem inside a metro station and learn what the 1969 moon landing has to do with the ancient Romans in Cologne. By the end of the tour, you’ll also know why the Romans founded a city so far from their home, and where to find remnants of their walls in places you may never expect. The walk through the ages comes to an end near the Ubii Monument, the oldest stone tower in Germany.

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4.8 / 5

based on 128 reviews

Sascha was incredible. From the first moment he made everything so easy! His communication on meeting point made it quick and easy for us to find him. He was very funny and did a great job between flipping from English and German to accompany the other guests. Sascha was very funny and kept us laughing while sharing his incredible knowledge of the history of the city. He went above and beyond and sent us links for restaurants and food to try. We had a great tour of the city. Highly recommend!

This summer, due to DB trains leaving late, we were running late for our 1 pm English walking tour but it was easy to communicate with tour guide Sascha who was understanding of our situation and met with us in the middle of the tour. He gave us the full 2 hours despite us being late. He was a polite, funny and knowledgeable guide. Highly recommend.

An absolutely recommendable tour with beautiful details. For us Cologne residents it was also a highlight with information that we were not familiar with. The tour guide Sascha led us (5 people) with so much fun and joy through autumnal Cologne. There was a lot of laughter. Very entertaining, thank you again and again

The city guide Sascha is really passionate about his job. It was so fun and informative that you just lose track of time. On request you always got detailed information. Keep it up:)

Private walking tour on our own group, well versed English speaking guide, who also shared with us life as a local. Interesting 2 hrs with flexible itinerary suited to our pace.