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  2. North Rhine-Westphalia
  3. Cologne
  4. Cologne Cathedral

Cologne: Legends and History Tour in German

Product ID: 70856
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Stroll through the narrow alleys of Cologne's beautiful Old Town and listen to the tales and legends from the city. Travel back in time to the Middle Ages.
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Duration: 1.5 hours
Starting time 6:00 PM
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Wheelchair accessible

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  • Experience an entertaining walk through the alleys of Cologne's center and follow the traces of times long gone
  • Listen to the stories about Saint Ursula and her 11,000 virgins, the devil and Meister Gerhard as well as the famous Heinzelmännchen
  • Enjoy a walking tour through the Old Town and take a look at some of the famous sights along the river Rhine
Full description
Discover Cologne's Old Town and immerse yourself in the city's eventful past. Listen to the tales and legends and find out, whether there is an element of truth in some of them.

Learn why the Heinzelmännchen (little elves) disappeared from Cologne and hear the story behind the white woman, who people still see today.

Find out why there are so-called Grinköpfe (grimace masks) on some house walls and hear about the devil's relation to Meister Gerhard and a corrupt mayor.

Listen to the amusing and interesting stories from the Middle Ages and see Cologne's most famous sights.
  • City tour
  • German-speaking tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

The tour departs at 6 pm at the Heinzelmännchen Fountain, Am Hof 12, 50667 Cologne.

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Departure: 6:00 PM
• This tour is barrier-free
• The tour is free of charge for children up to 10 years

From £10.34 per person

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Product ID: 70856