Guided tour

Cologne: Old Town Highlights Walking Tour

Guided tour

Cologne: Old Town Highlights Walking Tour

From US$ 27.78 per person

Join a guided tour through the historic old town of Cologne. Visit many of Cologne's highlights, including the Cologne Cathedral, Hohenzollern Bridge, and the Old Historic Town Hall.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Wheelchair accessible


  • Step back in time and discover the history and heritage of Cologne's old town
  • Admire the intricate details of the world-famous Cologne Cathedral
  • Discover ancient artifacts from Cologne's Roman past dating back 2000 years
  • Explore the city's oldest marketplaces and Old Historic Town Hall
  • Take in beautiful panoramas along the banks of the mighty Rhine River
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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.

  • Guided tour
  • Souvenir
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry tickets
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Petrusbrunnen Statue next to the Cologne Cathedral.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 197 reviews

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Sascha is a wonderful guide. He is entertaining and knowledgeable. Give us a wonderful tour around the cathedral and old town. Love the energy he has. Tells us the history of the area. Where to eat, etc. Even my 11 years old son finds him entertaining and engaging. He loves the walking tour. Highly recommended.

December 28, 2022

Funny and funny and at the same time authentically well-founded (short) comments on various topics of Cologne history from the High Middle Ages to the present, from A-Z. Unfortunately, time also felt like flying with this reporter in the late afternoon of November 30th because we would have liked to have listened to his explanations much longer. A tourist event highlight that should always be taken with you. Keep it up ... ! Lutz and Annelie

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January 2, 2023

Being stuck in a traffic jam 10 mins before the start of our scheduled Tour we gutted and called the phone number on the voucher. Sascha the Tour guide personally answerd the call, was extremely calm and reassured us he and the group would wait for us without problems. When we finally arrived 10 mins with delay he and the whole group of people were greeting us with a big smile and cheer, thanks to Sascha who entertained the group till our arrival. And then we all togehter went on the Tour. Sascha is not only a wonderful guide, full of knowledge, witty, interesting, but has also a good heart. As for the Tour, it was everything we have hoped for. Gave us tips and info what to do with the rest of the trip.

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December 14, 2022

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