The Dark Side of the Dom Free Tour

Are you looking for a different side of Cologne’s history? The medieval past, the witches, the ghosts, the things that go bump in the night? Maybe it’s time you join our Dark Side of the Dom tour. Walk with us on our ghost tour as we uncover the legends and stories that show you the darker side of this welcoming city. Join us as the sun goes down and the shadows grow longer in exploring the dark corners of our home.

Free Walking Tour means that at the end of the tour, you decide what it’s worth for you.

Language: English

Schedule: Fridays at 19:00

Meeting Point: Heumarkt, next to the Statue of Friedrich Wilhelm III

End of the tour: Tipsgasse, next to Brauhaus Sünner im Walfisch

Group size: 30 people. If you want to join the tour with a friends or family, groups up to 7 are possible. If you have more in your group, please book a private tour.

Please book in advance if you want to join any tour as we will only accept visitors with bookings. The booking is free of charge and will be available until 2 hours before the tour starts.


There’s even more to explore! Check out our Legendary Kölsch Tour or our Free Classic Cologne and Christmas Market Tours.

What to see on Cologne's free ghost tour

Cologne today is a city full of culture, music, drinking, and happiness where everyone is welcome. But it hasn’t always been that way. You’ll explore the gloomy side of Cologne’s past focusing on the city’s Medieval history with a few jumps to some of its more recent history with our Cologne twist.

The Dark Side of the Dom tour uncovers the stories and legends from the Dark Ages of Cologne’s past. While the sun sets, we’ll head through the center city from our meeting spot in Heumarkt into the very heart of the our medieval city. Be prepared for witches, murderers, a ghost or two, and just the pure misery of living in Medieval Times on our darkest tour.

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Join us on our free medieval history and ghost tour!

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