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Cologne: Sagen- und Histörchentour in German

1. Cologne: Sagen- und Histörchentour in German

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.

Cologne: Medieval Churches Private Walking Tour

2. Cologne: Medieval Churches Private Walking Tour

"They say that there are as many churches in Cologne as there are days in a year, so on this original tour we will show you the city's most historically and architecturally important sacred buildings! Discover interesting facts and legends about religion in Germany. Your 2-hour tour begins right in the heart of Cologne’s Old Town, at the lively Old Market Square. This is where you will find Great St. Martin Church, one of the city’s 12 Romanesque churches. Step inside this magnificent building to enjoy its tranquil atmosphere and hear its story, from the original Roman chapel, through a Benedictine monastery, to WWII damages and reconstruction. A few steps away you will find Cologne Cathedral, the city’s most famous monument. Admire its spectacular Gothic architecture and find out why the Cathedral is important not only to Cologne’s Christians but also Jews. See also the Baroque-style Kirche Mariä Himmelfahrt and the Romanesque-style Basilica of St Ursula, which houses a shrine made of real bones. The final stop will be at the medieval Basilica of St Gereon, which has one of the largest and most beautiful domes in Europe."

Cologne: Walking Tour of Kuniberts-Viertel and Eigelstein

3. Cologne: Walking Tour of Kuniberts-Viertel and Eigelstein

Trace the 2000-year-old history of the Kunibertsviertel and Eigelstein districts on this guided walking tour. Uncover the beauty of these two quintessential Cologne neighborhoods as you see highlights like the Schreckenskammer brewery and the medieval turret at Weckschnapp.  Meet your guide in and begin your journey back in time with your local guide. Hear about what life was like in the past for peasants, monks, and workers. Stroll past the massive, 13th-century basilica of St. Kunibert.  See how eye-catching the medieval Weckschnapp looks now that it is surrounded by modern buildings. Walk by the elegant international restaurant is a tower that is nearly a century old at the Bastei.  View the imposing Eigelsteintorburg town gates and pass through the restored 19th century buildings in Stavenhof. Go by the cozy Schreckenskammer beer hall where cold mugs of Kolsch beer is served. End at the St. Ursula Basilica where St. Ursula and her 11,000 virgins are said to be interred.  

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What people are saying about St. Ursula

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4.7 / 5

based on 119 reviews

Great stories told by Harry in a typical Cologne manner, even in the best of weather. Really highly recommended if you are interested in true sagas and legends.

It was a very entertaining tour with many bizarre anecdotes. The guide contributed to a beautiful evening with his typical Cologne style.

I signed up as a solo traveler and the tour was awesome! Only to recommend. Thank you Harry! :-)

Very good and exciting tour. The guide did a great job, always happy. Only to be recommended!

Harry was really great. A real Cologne boy. The tour was very entertaining and a lot of fun.