Cologne in times of National Socialism

Travel through 150 years of Cologne history

You have probably heard the word Nazi before you visited Germany and the word itself has no meaning, but rather a strong moral condemnation related to the horrors during the Third Reich. On our Nationalsocialism in Cologne tour you will learn about Cologne’s history of the last 150 years. The aim of this tour is to encourage a critical debate about Nazi Ideology: which type of society they envisioned and how far their ambitions were fulfilled.

The tour takes place every Saturday at 16:00, the meeting spot is at Alter Markt, next to the monument of Jan-von-Werth and lasts 2 hours.
They are available in German, English and Spanish and tickets cost 19€ per person. Please book in advance!

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Even today, most people don’t know the background behind Nazism and still wonder: how was life during Nazi time? How was it possible that such a ruthless, authoritarian regime came to power? Were Germans always under fear or rather sympathetic to the regime?
If you’ve ever wondered any of this yourself, then this is your tour!

On our tour you will learn a lot about Cologne’s history: from the militaristic Prussians, the German Unification, the turbulent Weimar Republic, to the rise and consolidation of the Nazi State. We will see emblematic places such as the headquarters of the Nazi Secret Police (GESTAPO) and Cologne’s Cathedral, nationalist monuments, memorials dedicated to the victims of the Third Reich, plus we will discover another side of one of the most traditional festivities of the city, the famous Cologne Carnival.

Important info for your tour

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

  1. The groups will be kept small (max. 15 PAX).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Do you want to see even more of Cologne?
Check out our free walking tours, Dark Side of the Dom and neighbourhood walks!

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