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Cologne: Historical Crime Tour in German

4.8 / 5

39 reviews

Activity provider: Entdecke Köln

Cologne: Historical Crime Tour in German

Activity provider: Entdecke Köln

From US$ 12.59 per person

Search for clues to sensational criminal cases of the last 100 years as you make your way to the Neumarkt. Learn more about resolved and unresolved crimes, burglaries, raids and murders.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Explore the location of a dramatic hostage-taking
  • Learn more about the surprising turn in an unresolved murder case
  • Discover a kingdom of flowers
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Discover some of Cologne's crime scenes from 1900 to the present together with your expert guide. In recent decades, Cologne has repeatedly made headlines with Hollywood-like burglaries, robbery, child abduction and murder, with resolved and unresolved crimes. Some of the cases have been remembered, but others have been completely forgotten, although the media interest was great. Not only have the media played a major role in the recent criminal cases, but also the criminals' and investigators' methods have changed a lot. Immerse yourself in the dark side of the city from the cathedral to the Neumarkt and find out more about Cologne's horrendous history.
  • City tour with a BVGD-certified tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 16 years

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at the Nordtor, the Roman archway near the Cologne Cathedral. Please arrive 5 minutes before the scheduled starting time.

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    • Minimum age: 16 years
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    4.8 /5

    based on 39 reviews

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    Great tour

    We really enjoyed the tour. The stories from the lady who led our tour were very exciting and never boring or too long. The route is also well chosen. At just under 2 hours, the tour is not too long and not too short. We come from Cologne ourselves and found it really informative and a great opportunity to get to know its city and the stories about it better. However, I think the title chosen for the event is unfavorable. It didn't have much to do with the Middle Ages, but rather included events from 1939 at the earliest.

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    April 2, 2019

    We liked the tour very much. We learned a lot of interesting things without it getting boring, the leader was absolutely competent, personable and authentic. Definitely recommended for young and old!

    September 26, 2021

    The guide told us in a very interesting and loving way. It was also great that Cologne residents were on the tour and had great additional questions. The guide responded well to all questions. My 15 year old daughter also really liked it.

    November 3, 2019

    Product ID: 70054