Product ID: 81057

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.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live guide
German
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Tour by a guide trained according to BVGD guidelines

When you get there

Meeting point

The tour will start at the Roman gate of Cologne Cathedral.

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