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  1. Germany
  2. North Rhine-Westphalia
  3. Cologne

Cologne Love Stories Over 2000 Years

Product ID: 314902
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Experience an entertaining stroll through the historic city center and hear all about Cologne's many love stories from ancient times to today.
About this activity
Duration 90 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Listen to Cologne love stories from over 2000 years
  • Learn about arranged marriages
  • Visit the love locks on Hohenzollern bridge
Full description
On this tour, you will hear all about the love locks on Hohenzollern bridge. During this guided tour of Cologne's love stories, you will see the love locks and learn all about the origins of this recent custom.

From there, the route leads you past Cologne Cathedral to the historic town hall and towards Heumarkt.

You will hear about a beautiful Cologne girl whose love affair is mentioned in a famous work of literature, and you will learn about a Cologne archbishop who fell in love with a girl from Düsseldorf. Your guide will tell you about strange romantic customs of former times, for example the so-called Handschuhehe. On this tour you will hear about arranged marriages, happy lovers, and disappointed love.
  • Guided tour by a BVGD-certified guide

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Meeting point

Northern Roman Gate, between the staples of the Cathedral and KölnTourismus; Kardinal-Höffner-Platz, 50667.

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