Cologne sightseeing highlights. The best sights to see in Köln!

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Join us for an unforgettable time in the metropolis on the Rhine and be inspired by all the sights that Cologne has to offer. We offer you a variety of tour formats that will take you directly to the attractions and landmarks of this impressive city and amaze you.

On our sightseeing tours, you will experience the unique atmosphere of the city at first hand in a vivid and entertaining way. The most impressive sights await you on a private guided tour of Cologne that is tailored to your individual needs.

Your sightseeing tour of the Rhine metropolis

Is this your first time in Cologne and would you like to get a general overview of the city while your expert local guide gives you a good dose of insider knowledge along the way? Then you’ve come to the right place with our Cologne guided walking tour. Experience an impressive journey through the history of the city directly on the Rhine, from antiquity to the present day. Walk in the footsteps of the Romans, who called Cologne their home as early as 20 BC. Founded by the Romans as “Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium”, the city had a long and important history as a Roman settlement. The traces and relics of this period are still visible in the city today, particularly in the Cologne Archaeological Park.

The history of Cologne spans centuries, from the Roman era to the present day. During this time, the city has constantly changed and developed. From the Middle Ages to modern times, Cologne experienced a heyday of trade and art, which is reflected in the historic cityscape. On our tour, you will also learn all about the massive destruction suffered by the city on the Rhine during the Second World War and about today’s Old Town as an impressive example of reconstruction and the preservation of cultural heritage.

The old market and the Groß St Martin church are further highlights that we will explore. The old market is a lively place with historical flair, while Groß St. Martin is one of the oldest churches in Cologne and has an eventful history.

Our tour also takes us to various markets, including the fish market and the Heumarkt. Here you can experience the diversity of Cologne’s culture and sample local specialities.

Cologne sightseeing during the fifth season! Find out all sorts of interesting facts about the city and Cologne Carnival

Carnival in Cologne is more than just an annual celebration, it is a way of life and is often referred to as “the fifth season”. During the carnival season, the city is transformed into a colourful festival where the people of Cologne show their cheerful side. Learn fun and fascinating background information about this special tradition on our tour of Cologne’s Old Town.

Romanesque, practical, good – admire Cologne’s churches

The Romanesque churches in Cologne are an impressive legacy from the Middle Ages and represent an important part of the city’s religious and architectural history. Cologne, one of the oldest cities in Germany, was an important centre of Christianity in the Middle Ages. The Romanesque churches are a testimony to this glorious past and achieved immense importance during the reigns of the Merovingian and Ottonian dynasties.

Be amazed by impressive sacred buildings such as St Mary in the Capitol during our church tour. This church is characterised by its striking apse, which is decorated with intricate sculptures. The interior of the church impresses with its ornate columns and arches, which are typical of Romanesque architecture.

St Gereon is another Romanesque church in Cologne, known for its round shape and impressive central cross vault. The church is an excellent example of Romanesque architectural innovation.

The churches in Cologne are not only religious sites, but also cultural treasures. They remind us of the city’s deep-rooted history and heritage and are an important part of Germany’s cultural heritage. Anyone visiting Cologne should definitely explore these fascinating buildings and enjoy the impressive beauty of Romanesque architecture.

Cologne Cathedral – A masterpiece of Gothic architecture

Cologne Cathedral, officially known as the High Cathedral of Cologne, is undoubtedly the city’s landmark and one of the most famous cathedrals in the world. It is therefore a must-see on any Cologne sightseeing tour. This impressive Gothic masterpiece dominates the Cologne skyline and is an absolute must-see for every visitor. The cathedral’s intricate decorations, statues and impressive towers are a true masterpiece of medieval architecture. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cologne Cathedral not only impresses with its size, but also with its fascinating history, which we will give you an entertaining insight into during our guided tour.

Cologne Cathedral is undoubtedly one of the most famous sights in Cologne and a symbol of the city’s rich history and culture. Let’s explore this fascinating cathedral together and learn more about its history and significance.

The best sightseeing spots for your trip to Cologne

Naturally, a visit to this city should also include an exploration of Cologne’s breweries and drinking culture. After all, there are few things more popular in Cologne than a well-tempered Kölsch. In addition to well-known bars, breweries and pubs, your guide will of course have a few insider tips for you.

Our Cologne Brewery Tour is an unforgettable experience for anyone who wants to explore the fascinating world of brewing tradition and the rich history of this fabulous city. On this tour, we will guide you through various breweries where you will not only discover the secrets of beer brewing, but also learn numerous anecdotes and plenty of background knowledge about the city, its sights and, above all, its breweries and drinking habits.

During our tour, you will have the opportunity to admire Cologne’s most beautiful sights, including the majestic Cologne Cathedral and the picturesque Alter Markt. Of course, these landmarks are just as much a part of our beer tour as meeting Cologne’s originals such as Tünnes and Schäl or the impressive stories of the Heinzelmännchen, which we will tell you with enthusiasm.

Our guides are true connoisseurs of Cologne’s brewing tradition and will ensure that your tour is not only informative but also entertaining. You will be introduced to the world of Cologne beer and can sample the different varieties while learning more about the art of brewing and the drinking culture of this city.

Join us on an exciting journey through Cologne’s breweries, peppered with stories, traditions and, of course, delicious beer. Our Cologne brewery tour promises not only an educational experience, but also plenty of fun and socialising. We look forward to showing you Cologne at its best and introducing you to the unique atmosphere of the breweries. Cheers!

Cologne sightseeing in the cult district

Some of Cologne’s highlights are undoubtedly the cult neighbourhood of Ehrenfeld with all its unique charm, alternative cafés, impressive shops and fascinating anecdotes that your guide will tell you. Fall for Ehrenfeld’s undeniable appeal on our Veedelstour and stroll through Körnerstraße, which offers all kinds of culture in the form of community projects and several street festivals throughout the year. One of the most important sights in the neighbourhood is also the Helios lighthouse, which lights up every evening and is a real landmark of Ehrenfeld with its light and its legendary history.

It goes without saying that you can’t miss the breathtaking street art that Cologne Ehrenfeld has to offer. Our street art tour takes you through the colourful world of street art and gives you a unique insight into the local art scene. Ehrenfeld is known for its vibrant and diverse street art, from breathtaking graffiti works to elaborate murals. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to admire the works of talented artists from the region and learn more about the stories and meaning behind the artworks.

During the Street Art Tour Cologne Ehrenfeld, participants immerse themselves in the creative atmosphere of the neighbourhood and learn how street art contributes to Ehrenfeld’s cultural identity. The tour not only offers visual enjoyment, but also provides exciting insights into the development of the street art scene in Cologne. Whether you are an art lover, an adventurer or simply curious, this tour offers an entertaining and educational experience not to be missed.

If you fancy getting to know Cologne and its many sights better on a sightseeing tour, you can now book your personalised Cologne city tour directly online. If you are still looking for a suitable gift for relatives, friends or colleagues, a voucher is the ideal alternative!

Altstadtführung Köln

Tour details

11.00 am: Saturdays

  • Ticket price: € 14.00; children up to 17 years € 10.00; children up to 6 years free of charge and without registration
  • Processing fee for telephone ticket bookings: € 4.50 per booking process
  • Exchange/return: not possible
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Number of participants: limited to 30 people
  • Meeting point: on the cathedral square at the Roman north gate

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Stadtführung in Münster