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Our free tours are back!
Free walking tour means that at the end of the tour, you decide what it was worth for you.

We provide free walking tours in different languages!

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we have modified our regular service as follows:

German: every day at 12:11 (starting on Saturday 30.05).
every day at 12:11 (starting on Saturday 06.06).
Spanish: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 12:11 (starting on Friday 03.07).

Please book in advance if you want to join any tour, we will only accept visitors with bookings. The booking is free of charge and will be available until 1 hour before the tour starts for German and 1,5 hours for English and Spanish. Click hier to find out further measures due to COVID-19

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Our free walking tours are designed especially for individual travelers and small groups of friends. In the best interest of our visitors we aim to keep our groups relatively small. To guarantee comfortable and effective sightseeing we usually DO NOT accept groups of friends with more than 7 people on our regular tours. For groups we have a special, private offer – for more information check out our private tours: You can book them in German, English or Spanish.

Special holidays during carnival

Since we are true locals, we cannot provide tours on some of the carnival days in November and spring. Why? Join the tour on other dates and you will understand. But you can message us during carnival and we will recommend the best places to celebrate!

Free Walking Tours Cologne

What you will see on our free walking tours

Our free walking tour takes about 2.5 hours. You will experience the Eigelstein area with stories about gangsters and the narrowest house of Cologne. Learn more about St. Ursula, her bone chamber and her connection to the municipal coat of arms. Coming to the area around the Cologne Cathedral you will surprisingly leave the tourist trails but also hear wonderful stories about the third tallest cathedral in the world. The famous Heinzelmännchen Fountain and Cologne’s old town with the statue of Jan von Werth and “Tünnes and Schäl” are part as well. At the Ostermann Square you will hear stories about Cologne’s carnival. If you and your guide feel like it, you will end the tour near the river Rhine with a cold beer in a typical brewery and some facts about brewery traditions. 

Meeting point and how to get there

We meet directly underneath the Eigelstein-Torburg. It is one of the old city gates, not far from the Cologne Cathedral and the Central Station. It is very convenient to get here by public transportation or walking. Your guide is the friendly looking, smiling person underneath the gate. 

City Walking Tour Cologne Meeting Point Eigelstein Tor

Arrive by public transportation

The Eigelstein-Torburg is close to the station ‘Hansaring‘ where the suburban railways (S-Bahn) S6, S11, S12 and S13 and the tram lines 12 and 15 run.
Even closer is the station ‘Ebertplatz’ with the tram lines 12, 15, 16 and 18 as well as the bus lines 127 and 140. Read here everything you need to know about public transportation in Cologne.

Arrive by walking

Are you close to the Cologne Cathedral? It’s only a 10 minute walk from there. Ask locals where the “Eigelstein-Torburg” is or use your smartphone.

Important info for your tour

In order to keep everyone healthy and to anticipate the upcoming government regulations, we introduce the following measures during COVID-19:

  1. Our guides will wear facial visors.
  2. The groups will be kept small (max. 15 PAX).
  3. Guests should bring their own mouth-nose masks. To what extent you will have to wear them, will be decided depending on the location and group size.
  4. We ask for the contact information of the guests before the tour, so that we can inform you of a possible infection during the tour.

This data will only be used in case of an infection in the group and, if necessary, will be sent to the Health Department. Once the infection period has expired, the data will be deleted.

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