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.


Ticket Price: 25€

Included: one Kölsch glass at the first 3 Breweries visited

Language: English.

Schedule: Mondays & Thursdays at 17:11 and Saturdays at 15:11.

Meeting Point: in front of the ‘Brauerei zur Malzmühle’

End of the tour: Bierhaus en d’r Salzgass

Group size: 11 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’s even more to explore! Check out our variety of free tours: learn about the history of the city at our Classic Cologne Tour, discover The Dark Side of the Dom or take a walk with us through the Christmas Markets.


Upcoming Dates for the Legendary Kölsch Tour

Mondays and Thursdays
at 17:11

at 15:11

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!


Come Enjoy Kölsch Beer with Us!

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

Find more visuals and information on our Freewalk Cologne Instagram