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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: 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: Guided Walking Tour by Torchlight

3. 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: Histories & Typical Cologne

4. Cologne: Histories & Typical Cologne

Get to know humorous stories and anecdotes on this entertaining tour together with a native of Cologne. Perhaps you are thinking of Tünnes and Schäl, the Kallendresser or the notorious Kölschen Klüngel? Is it the numerous well-known songs that appeal to young and old alike, often sung during the carnival season? Or is it the countless stories and anecdotes that are often told with a wink about the city and its inhabitants?  At the end of this humorous walking tour through the old town, you will surely agree: Cologne is a way of life. This tour is only available in German.

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What people are saying about Willi Ostermann Brunnen

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 135 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.