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The Legendary Kölsch Tour

Have you heard of Cologne’s Beer, the Kölsch? Have a passion for beer and brewing? Maybe you just want to drink a few beers with other travelers! No matter what, we have the beer tour for you! The Legendary Kölsch Tour is a journey through Cologne’s historic Old Town tasting from the brewery culture that fuels Cologne.

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Ticket: 35€

Included: Five different Kölsch Breweries with a Kölsch at each

Language: English & German

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

End of the tour: Bierhaus en d’r Salzgass

Group size: 10 people. If you want to join the tour with a group of friends or family, that’s possible for up to 5 people. If you are more, please book a private tour for your group.

 

There is even more to explore in Cologne! Check out our neighbourhood walks, our National Socialism tour, our Dark Side of the Dom free tour or our Classic Cologne free walking tours.

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

  1. The groups will be kept small (max. 15-20 PAX, depending on the tour).
  2. Please bring your 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 your contact information 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.

What You'll See on our Brewery Tour

Cologne is famous for a few things.  First, probably the Dom.  Second, maybe its welcoming attitude.  And we’re guessing third is our beer, the Kölsch, a special kind of beer that can only be brewed in Cologne.  On our Legendary Kölsch Tour, you’ll take a journey through Cologne’s Old Town and get to know the breweries that perfected the Kölsch and the culture that comes with it.

Kölsch is the lifeblood of Cologne as much as the Rhein River.  Its tradition is historic, revered and protected.  And, most importantly, it’s a fantastic beer (at least to us anyway and it’s better not to disagree with a true Kölner on this issue!).   On our beer tour through the heart of the Altstadt, we’ll visit some of Cologne’s Iconic Brauhauses, get to know about the history of the waiters who serve the Kölsch, the glasses that it comes in, the local rules about Kölsch and give you insights and tips that you won’t find elsewhere all while tasting the best Kölsch you can find in the city.

Along the way, we’ll teach you how to brew a Kölsch, what makes it so unique, and why it is the best beer in our state without question (we’re looking at you Düsseldorf).  You’ll hear the stories that helped make Kölsch what it is today on our brewery tour and get to experience a typical night out in Cologne along the way!

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Come Enjoy Kölsch Beer with Us!

Here’s some of what you’ll see and where to explore beyond our tour!

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