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How the Magi Came to Cologne – Myths and Legends

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Activity provider: Entdecke Köln

How the Magi Came to Cologne – Myths and Legends

Activity provider: Entdecke Köln

From US$ 12.40 per person

Take a journey back in time, from where the numerous Cologne myths and legends originate, and learn what lies behind the mythical tales during a stroll through the historic city center of Cologne.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Listen to Cologne’s myths and legends
  • Take a trip through time into the life and the world of ideas in former times
  • Learn about the true aspects of the sagas
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Why is there a curse upon Cologne Cathedral? What is it about Cologne’s patron saint, Saint Ursula, who was accompanied by eleven thousand virgins during her pilgrimage? Why did the Cologne Heinzelmännchen leave the city for good? Cologne is full of places connected with tales and legends, both well-known and lesser-known, some told since the Middle Ages, some of more recent origins. Yet they all have one thing in common: most legends have some basis in the truth or they mirror the wishes, fears, and ideas of the people from the time when they were first told. Listen to old legends and get an insight into the life and the world of ideas in former times during a walking tour through the old city center. Of course, you will find out, why and how the relics of the Magi got to Cologne.
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    Roman's Northern Gate, between the steeples of the Cathedral and KölnTourismus (tourist office)

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    Die Tour war ein Geschenk und ist total gut angekommen. Die Geschichten waren interessant und wurden super rübergebracht. Gerne wieder!

    November 14, 2022


    November 23, 2021


    Product ID: 194315