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Cologne: Haunted City Center Exploration Game

3.8 / 5

63 reviews

Activity provider: Questo App

Cologne: Haunted City Center Exploration Game

Activity provider: Questo App

From US$ 7.28 per person

Go on a quest around the haunted parts of Cologne by solving clues that will unlock haunted stories about the Cologne Cathedral, Alter Market, and more. Follow clues, solve puzzles and discover the city on your own by using your mobile phone.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Discover the most haunted streets, houses, and squares in Cologne
  • Learn the haunted stories around the Cologne Cathedral, Alter Market, and more
  • Solve clues on your phone while you explore
  • Try a mix between a tour, outdoor escape game, and treasure hunt
  • Enjoy a city game available in English and German
Full description
You are invited to discover the captive souls, the spirits and the mysterious skeletons of Cologne with an interactive city exploration app. You will be guided step-by-step to the cursed buildings where they carry out their eternal punishments while you learn all of their stories. Brace yourself and come explore Haunted Cologne, all with the help of your smartphone. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won’t need a map, a GPS or a guide. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. Along the way, you’ll find horror stories that will give you the chills. Dare you go on this tour? Complete the tour at your own pace as there's no time limit, though around two hours is normally enough. Pause the game at any time, and restart whenever you want from the last place you visited. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own voucher. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.
  • A city exploration app
  • Tour created by a professional local writer
  • 24/7 customer support in app
  • Live guide
  • Entry tickets to attractions
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

- Unlock your city game in the Questo app using this link: https://questoapp.com/unlock - Head to the starting point and enjoy your city game!

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What to bring

  • Charged Smartphone
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 63 reviews

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The time specification cannot be adhered to. We had to search and puzzle a little with the child - the 90 minutes had already passed halfway through the tasks. Unfortunately, we had to abandon the game. Nonetheless, it was very exciting up until then. You get to know corners of the city that you wouldn't have discovered otherwise. The 10-year-old also got along well with the tasks and had a lot of fun. We will definitely play it again.

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August 6, 2022

Today we (2 adults, 2 children) completed the city rally "Ghosts of Cologne: The Witch". The children, aged 11 and 12, loved it. The tasks were great for their age. If you get stuck, there are tips that are very helpful, but not really necessary. The directions are easy to understand. The story is simple but well thought out and not too scary. You should wear comfortable shoes, because the path takes a while, with puzzles and searches etc. It was a full Sunday afternoon, which took 3.5 hours in total, including snacks and small breaks. Especially when you have to go back to Melaten because of the car parked there. In short, we are now tired and happy and have solved the puzzle to the end. Have fun.

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June 12, 2022

We didn't have high expectations and were pleasantly surprised. The directions were correct and the tasks were quite simple, so that you were quickly guided through the story. Installing the app was also easy and straightforward. All in all a nice tour of Cologne with interesting facts about the history. :)

June 9, 2022

Product ID: 321598