Cologne: Tour of Germany's Oldest Metropolis (in German)

Cologne: Tour of Germany's Oldest Metropolis (in German)

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Discover the 2000 year history of Cologne and hear about its evolution from medieval to modern times. Marvel at the historic buildings and learn about its destruction and reconstruction following World War II.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Immerse yourself in Cologne's city history, and explore its evolution over the past 2000 years
  • Learn about the beginnings of Cologne from its heyday in the Middle Ages to modern times and admire its many testimonies of ancient times
  • Listen to how the city developed, how it was destroyed in the Second World War and then flourished again
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Embark on a journey through time and immerse yourself in the 2000 year history of the city of Cologne. Discover how the area surrounding the cathedral has changed over the millennia, and admire the 19th century hall inside the main train station, or the new museum buildings with remains from the Roman period. Find out everything there is to know about the city's history, from its beginnings, to its heyday in the Middle Ages, to modern times. Start with the 20 year French rule, followed by the Prussians and finally, the Second World War and the city’s subsequent reconstruction. Listen to funny stories about the people of Cologne, their sense of humour and their way of life.
  • Tour by a guide trained according to BVGD guidelines
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
    • Customers must fill out a travel information form
    • 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

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    Meeting point

    Roman North Gate, Kardinal-Höffner-Platz, 50667 Cologne. Please note that the Roman North Gate is not part of the Cologne cathedral itself.

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    5 / 5

    based on 9 reviews

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    We were very satisfied despite the demo on Saturday in Cologne.

    Since the group only consisted of 6 people, it was almost like a one-on-one tour. You could still ask questions that could be answered by the guide without boring the others. On our next visit to Berlin we will take you on a guided tour in Kreuzberg. Do you also do guided tours through the Olympic site?

    April 25, 2017

    Sehr nette, wissende Führerin. Es war sehr kurzweilig.

    August 12, 2019


    Super Überblick zur Geschichte Kölns

    Sehr freundliche und kompetente Guide, die auf Fragen jeglicher Art eingehen konnte und anschaulich erklären konnte. Sehr zu empfehlen!

    August 5, 2019

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