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

How the Magi Came to Cologne – Myths and Legends

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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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Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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.
  • Guided tour with a BVGD-certified guide in German language

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Meeting point

Roman's Northern Gate, between the steeples of the Cathedral and KölnTourismus (tourist office)

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Entdecke Köln

Product ID: 194315