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Cologne: 3-Hour Südstadt Food Tour

1. Cologne: 3-Hour Südstadt Food Tour

Start your 3-hour walking tour at Chlodwigplatz, in the heart of the Südstadt. Learn some culinary facts about the district before enjoying your first taster. Hear about the history of the Südstadt as the walk continues. Stop for your second international gastronomical visit. Continue past cool second-hand shops, comic book stores, and the Mangal Döner, Lukas Podolski's latest project. Visit a Cologne brewery before stopping for a typical Cologne snack. Get more insider knowledge from your guide and hear the story of the House Balchem, St. Severin, and the wrong side of the Rhine. Savor another international delicacy and then end the tour with a sweet specialty.

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Cologne: Nostalgic Tour in German in Vintage Bus

2. Cologne: Nostalgic Tour in German in Vintage Bus

Immerse yourself in Cologne's past and enjoy a nostalgic journey through the city. Experience the 50s and 60s during this exciting journey through time. Board the vintage bus and be welcomed by your guide, who will be wearing a petticoat ‒ the famous fluffy skirt. See the city through the windows of an old Swiss postbus or a vintage bus from 1960 and experience a piece of the vivid past. Discover all aspects of Cologne after the reconstruction. Start near the cathedral, Cologne's landmark. Drive through the Gerlingsquartier, over the ring roads and through the Griechenmarktviertel until you arrive in the Südstadt. Get a glance at the picturesque Old Town before returning to the Komödienstraße close to the cathedral.

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Bonn Regio WelcomeCard with Guidebook

3. Bonn Regio WelcomeCard with Guidebook

Discover Bonn and the surrounding area the affordable and easy way with the Bonn Regio WelcomeCard. Explore the city on your own, ride the public transport for free, get free admission to over 20 museums, and enjoy other discounts. Visit the following attractions and sights in Bonn and the surrounding area: Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany: one exhibition free of charge Kunstmuseum Bonn: 50% discount on admission Haus der Geschichte (House of History): free admission Museum Koenig: 50% discount on admission Deutsches Museum: €4 discount on adult fee/€6 discount on family ticket LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn: €4 discount on adult fee/€6 discount on family ticket Max Ernst Museum: reduced ticket Adenauer-Haus: free admission Bonn Egyptian Museum: free admission Academic Art Museum: 10% discount on admission Arithmeum: free admission Arp Museum: 50% discount on admission August-Macke-Haus: reduced price ticket for €6 Beethoven-Haus: 10% discount on admission Beethoven Orchestra: welcome package with all tickets Bonner Kunstverein: free admission Burg Wissem: admission for €3.50 Bonn Women’s Museum: free admission Rheinbach Glass Museum: free admission Heimatmuseum Altwindeck: 20% discount on admission Brühl Castle: 50% discount on admission Drachenburg Castle: reduced admission Schumann House Music Library: free admission Siebengebirgsmuseum in Königswinter: 50% discount on admission Siegberg City Museum: free admission City Museum and Ernst Moritz Arndt House: 50% discount on admission Bonn city tour: reduced price ticket Drachenfels Railway: 20% discount Fragrance Museum in Cologne: up to 50% discount ITour: 1 euro discount Chocolate Museum in Cologne: reduced price ticket Spielbank Bad Neuenahr: reduced admission Sauna Park Siebengebirge: 10% discount Bonner Personen Schiffahrt (boat ride): 30% discount KD Köln Düsseldorfer (boat ride): 20% discount Personenschiffahrt Siebengebirge (boat ride): 20% discount Brauhaus Bönnsch: 1 Bönnsch for lunch Stattreisen Bonn Erleben (city tour): 25% discount Fischereimuseum Bergheim an der Sieg: free admission Willy-Brandt-Forum: 50% discount on admission Ahr thermal baths in Bad Neuenahr: 10% discount City-Marketing Bad Godesberg: reduced price ticket for embassy walking tour Der KölnShop: 15% discount on souvenirs Cologne Tourist Information guides: 15% discount Frau Holle Fashion Art Café: 1 cappuccino for breakfast Parkrestaurant Rheinaue: 1 glass of sparkling wine with a meal BonnInformation (tourist information center): free city map Römerkanal-Informationszentrum: free tote bag Bistro Clementine in the President Hotel Bonn: 1 glass of beer with a meal Eli's Deli Restaurant in the Landidyll Hotel Weidenbrück: 10% discount on meals JUFA Hotel Königswinter: 10% discount on restaurant bills “The Grill” Restaurant in the Hilton Hotel Bonn: 20% discount

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Cologne Südstadt Tour in German

4. Cologne Südstadt Tour in German

Cologne's Südstadt – three "Veedel" (neighbourhoods), each with a different character but also its own charm. Tour the Severinsviertel, a former worker's neighbourhood, the Rheinauhafen and the bourgeois Neustadt Süd. Let your guide explain to you the close connection of the three Veedel in spite of their differences. Learn about the impact of industrialisation on Cologne. Find out how foresightful city administration implemented a ring road concept and which famous personages shaped the Severinsviertel and the Südstadt.

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Planning Your Visit

  • Where is Bonn and how to get there?

    Bonn is in the far west of Germany. It's around 30km (half an hour by car or train) from Cologne, making it a great location for a day trip. Bonn is just under 80km from Düsseldorf (one hour by car) or around 150km from Frankfurt. It's around a 600km drive, five-hour train ride or one-hour flight from Berlin.

  • Where is the nearest airport and how do I get there?

    Cologne Bonn Airport is located between Cologne and Bonn - Express City trains run regularly to both.

Good to know

  • Language
    German
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +49
  • Best time to visit
    Spring is a great time for a visit to Bonn, with low rainfall and humidity, mild temperatures and lots of sunlight.

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What people are saying about Bonn

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 539 reviews

Wonderful afternoon in a very funny round

We were a very small group, six of us moved through the southern part of town. We got to know a few fantastic restaurants that I will definitely go to again. There are also some interesting stories about Südstadt. Our guide has a warm and funny way, thanks ahhh what was the name ... Mareike?

It was a thoroughly successful tour. Always my pleasure.

The tour was beautiful. You discover new corners in Cologne. Very interesting what the tour guide had to tell. It was a thoroughly successful excursion. Perfectly organized. Always my pleasure.

an all-round colorful afternoon with lots of interesting facts

It amazed me how many curiously looked at our nostalgia bus and even took pictures. I can only recommend this trip. Thank you very much and we are full of praise.

Great tour

Very nice old bus. Driver and guide both very nice. Everything was very informative and entertaining. We would be happy to recommend it

So what depends on the guide! Our guide Jana was relaxed, funny and could tell funny! It was fun!