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

Cologne Old Town: Historical Tour in German

Product ID: 75131
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Follow the night watchman into the medieval past of Cologne's old town with its dark secrets. Walk past the historic buildings of the city and listen to eerie tales and legends.
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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  • Experience an informative and amusing guided tour through the old town of Cologne
  • Follow a traditionally dressed night watchman
  • Embark on a journey through time to medieval Cologne and hear more about life and work in a time long past
Full description
Explore Cologne's old town and see the historic buildings lit up at night. Stroll through the alleys at the side of the night watchman and discover beautiful but also eerie things.

Learn why pigs were beaten in front of Cologne's churches and why stray dogs were so well fed in those days.

Learn how the citizens of Cologne defended themselves against the authorities and listen to many legends and anecdotes about Cologne's history.

Follow the night watchman in historical costume to another time when every full hour was still proclaimed. Learn all about the tasks of the historical night watchmen during this eerie tour through the narrow alleys of the city. 
  • 1.5-hour tour of the old town
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Old Market (in front of the staircase of the Town Hall, next to subway entrance), 50667 Cologne.

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Important information
Know before you go
• This tour is only available in German
• The guided tour is also suitable for children (from approx. 10 years)
• Children aged 12 years or younger can participate for free
• Sturdy footwear is recommended
• This is a barrier-free tour
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Product ID: 75131