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.

English: to be determined

German: Saturdays 27.11

Meeting Point: Heumarkt, at the corner in front of Strathmann GmBH

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

Group size: 20 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 1 hour before the tour starts.


There’s even more to explore! Check out our neighbourhood walks, the National Socialism tour and our free walking tours.

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

  1. Each group will have a max. of 20 people. Kids under 14 years old don’t count.
  2. Guests must bring medical face or FFP2 masks throughout the tour.
  3. Booking is mandatory: we ask for contact information, 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.
  4. The 2G rule (vaccinated or cured) will be applied. Therefore, the guide will ask for a valid (digital) certificate of vaccination or recovery alongside your ID card before the tour starts.

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.

Join us on our free medieval history and ghost tour!

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