Free Walking Tour Cologne

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It’s up to you: decide at the end what the free walking tour is worth for you.

Your Free Walking Tour in Cologne

Every day

We are there for you on a daily basis. In English, German and Spanish.

Every day free walking tour cologne

Storytelling

Our tours bring you interesting facts combined with engaging storytelling.

Social

Our tours are get-togethers with Cologne locals and travellers.

In order to keep everyone healthy, we introduced the following safety measures during COVID-19:

  1. Each group will have a max. of 20-25 people (depending on the tour). Kids under 14 years old don’t count.
  2. Booking is mandatory: we ask for contact information, so that we can inform you of a possible infection during the tour.

“Great free tour
Philip gave us a fantastic tour of Cologne, and it was clear that he was very knowledgeable about the city. The tour itself is light-hearted and enables you to see life in the city from the perspective of a local which is really unique. We really enjoyed this free tour, and would recommend it to anyone looking to understand a bit more about the city.” (TripAdvisor Review, June 2022)

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Our Free Walking Tour & other tours

Classic Cologne Free Walking Tour

On our free walking tour, you will get to know the Cologne way of life. You will see the main sights and learn a lot about the “Cologne feeling”. Why is the number 11 a thing here? What is the story behind the famous carnival? Why does Cologne not fulfill German stereotypes? We can’t wait to welcome you in our city. After the tour, you decide for yourself what it was worth to you.

Dark Side of the Dom Free Tour

As the sun goes down and the night takes over, join us in exploring the dark side of Cologne's medieval and recent past. Are you into stories about murderers, witches and mayhem? You’ll explore the gloomy side of Cologne’s past focusing on the city’s Medieval history. Be prepared for the pure misery of living in Medieval Times.

National Socialism & Third Reich

How was life during the Nazi's rule? How was it possible that such a ruthless, authoritarian regime came to power? Were Germans living under fear or rather sympathetic to the regime? The aim of this tour is to look back in history and encourage a critical debate about Nazi Ideology, what type of society they envisioned and how close they came to achieving their ambitions.

Ehrenfeld Walking Tour

From working-class district to the most popular neighbourhood for students: hip, hipper, Ehrenfeld. The tour starts at the impressive DITIB Central Mosque. From there we’ll discover the colourful small shops, look back into the past when the district still used to be an independent city and enjoy today's Ehrenfeld with its street art, food places and bars.

Südstadt Walking Tour

It is maybe the most typical Cologne district: Südstadt (“South City”) attracts with rustic pubs, trendy nightclubs and beautiful apartments. In summers, you feel like in Italy and in winters you can find refuge in one of the cosy cafés. On our tour, we will visit squares, that are no squares, and explore how this district is connected to John Lennon.

Agnesviertel Walking Tour

The Agnesviertel arose around the second biggest church in Cologne: the beautiful St. Agnes. Named after a woman who was deeply loved by her husband, we’ll walk through the neighbourhood whose beauty matches the name of its romantic roots. You’ll also learn something about the history of our favorite primate, “Petermann” and its connection to the Cologne Zoo.

Walking Tour for Kids

Walking tours are boring for kids? Not with us! We will make discovering Cologne an ex-citing adventure! Our storytelling is fun and informative. We explain history in a way that is interesting, on eye-level and easy to understand. Our tours are perfect for birthdays or school trips. Our guides are engaging and know how to entertain children.

Belgian Quarter Walking Tour

The Belgian Quarter is one of the most popular districts in Cologne. Old and young, Cologne tradition and international flair are combined with trendy pubs, clubs, concept stores, art, or just the kiosk at the corner. On our tour from the roman “Via Belgica” to the “green belt” you’ll experience the multi-faceted district and its history.

Nippes Walking Tour

On our Nippes tour, you’ll learn about the history of illegal brewing culture in the district while you enjoy a completely legal kiosk beer. Discover the beautiful parks, the famous pubs and historic restaurants. Relax with locals in Schill Square, learn about the illegal brewing culture, and get to know one of the proudest and greenest neighborhoods in Cologne.

Our Free Walking Tour & Other Tours

Our free walking tour is a mix of storytelling, historical facts and a fun walk with friends. We want to show you what makes Cologne so special – for the residents in general as well as for each of our guides personally.

That includes showing you the main sights of Cologne, like the Cathedral, the Old Town and our friends Tünnes and Schäl. But our classic free walking tour also leads you to hidden gems in the middle of the city centre that you would probably miss without us.

Our Dark Side of the Dom Free Walking Tour

Dive into Medieval times, meet murderers, witches, ghosts, and hear some of the thrilling stories about our normally happy and welcoming city on our Dark Side of the Dom tour, the second of our free walking tours

Neighbourhood Tours

Additionally to our free walking tours, we want to show you our neighbourhoods as well. This is where the Cologne life is happening and where you can get to know and fall in love with the city at its heart.

We are looking forward to showing you around!

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