Guided tour

Cologne: Historical Crime Tour in German

4.8 / 5

32 reviews

Cologne: Historical Crime Tour in German

From US$ 13.58 per person

Experience a medieval crime tour through Cologne's old town and learn all about the crimes and punishments of the time. Listen to exciting stories about the red-light district but also about witch burnings.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Embark on a journey back in time to Cologne's medieval criminal history and experience a city tour of a special kind
  • Immerse yourself in stories about gallows birds and witches and learn all about the former executioner's profession
  • Take a stroll through the beautiful old town, find a witch at the town hall's tower and hear what punishments were typical at the time
Full description
Embark on a journey back in time to medieval Cologne and follow in the footsteps of past crime. Discover the shocking punishments given out. Stroll through Cologne's beautiful old town and enjoy yourself on a city tour of a special kind. Learn all about crime and punishment in the middle ages on a sociable tour through Cologne's old town and hear what reflective and speaking punishments meant in those times. Listen to stories about gallows birds and witches and learn all about the duties and the reputation of executioners in the past.
  • City tour in German
  • BVGD-certified guide
    Covid-19 precautions
    Traveler requirements
    • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
    • Masks are required while indoors

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    Meeting point

    Römertor am Dom between Domturmfassade and KölnInformation.

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    • Minimum age for participation: 16 years
    • This tour is only available in German
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    4.8 /5

    based on 32 reviews

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    Our guide Nina took us charmingly and very entertainingly into the Cologne Middle Ages and told us about legal judgments of the time. We learned a lot about dishonorable priests, pretty women, adulterers, thieves and witches. Now we also know the origin of the name “Puff”. A great and recommendable tour. Nina knew how to let the 2 hours fly by.

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    July 7, 2019

    Die Stadtführerin hat mit Sachkunde und grossem Engagement und Interesse ihre Erläuterungen abgegeben.

    September 18, 2021


    August 29, 2021

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