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Cologne: Brewery Tour with Three "Kölsch" Tastings

1. Cologne: Brewery Tour with Three "Kölsch" Tastings

Explore the beautiful city and history of Cologne in a fun and interactive way. Take a brewery tour as you get to know the culture and the beer of the city. Take part in a tour where the guides have the freedom to choose which breweries to take you to. Allow these Kölsch connoisseurs to make decisions based on the group dynamic, ensuring that everyone is entertained and satisfied Begin your experience near the cathedral's grand entrance by the Kreuzblumen monument. Start the thirst-quenching journey to 3 different breweries, where you will taste 3 delicious local beers to find the one that best suits you. Learn about the breweries and the local brewing culture as well as tasting hundreds of years worth of brewing experience. Visit traditional breweries such as the 700-year-old Brauhaus Sion, as well as younger upstarts like Früh am Dom, Cologne's largest.

Cologne: Kölsch Beer and Brew House 2-Hour Tour

2. Cologne: Kölsch Beer and Brew House 2-Hour Tour

Learn more about the beer culture of Cologne on a 2-hour guided tour of the historic city center. See famous monuments along the way, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cologne Cathedral. Venture into the Alter Markt to locate some of the finest brew houses in the city, and learn more about the open-minded and passionate attitude of the city's residents. Hear about their drinking rituals and why beer has become such a special culture in the city. Get insider tips to make more of your time in Cologne and visit popular venues such as the Hennes am Dom and Heinzelmännchenbrunnen brew houses. Hear about the small kiosk stores known as büdchen, often converted from colorful former shipping containers.

Cologne: Brewery & Old Town Tour with Beer Tasting in German

3. Cologne: Brewery & Old Town Tour with Beer Tasting in German

Experience 4 typical breweries in the Old Town and learn about the art of brewing in Cologne. Learn, why people sometimes go to Cologne's breweries to confess and why it's better not to order water there. Taste 4 different freshly tapped varieties of Kölsch beer and learn why it is the favorite drink of Cologne's inhabitants. Try a traditional Halver Hahn at one of the breweries - half a rye roll with butter, cheese, mustard and onions. See the cozy living rooms and the way of live in Cologne and experience comfort Cologne-style. Additionally, you can learn more about the history of the 2000 year old cathedral city in a humorous way.

Cologne: Old Town Walking Tour with Brewery and Kölsch Beer

4. Cologne: Old Town Walking Tour with Brewery and Kölsch Beer

Discover the secrets of Cologne's Old Town on this guided walking tour. Uncover the almost 2000-years of history in the historic city center as you see the Cologne Cathedral and the Town Hall Meet your guide by the Friedrich Wilhelm III statue in Heumarkt. Navigate through the narrow alleys that has been a bustling merchant center since the Middle Ages. Travel back in time as you hear about what life was like in the past. Snap pictures of the Gothic architecture at Cologne Cathedral and the Renaissance-style of the Town Hall. Get suggestions on local hotspots. Make your way to a traditional brewery which serves Cologne's drink of choice, Kölsch beer. Sit back and enjoy the lively atmosphere in the brewery while drinking a cold Kölsch beer. Enjoy how the fruity taste of the beer is balanced with hoppy bitterness. Return to your meeting point at the end of your tour.

Cologne: Belgian Quarter and Kiosk Tour with Beer Tasting

5. Cologne: Belgian Quarter and Kiosk Tour with Beer Tasting

Wander Cologne's bustling Belgian Quarter on a guided walking tour, including stops at several corner kiosks "Büdchen" to savor traditional Kölsch beer. Learn why these iconic kiosks are so important for everyday life while exploring Hahnentor, Brüsseler Platz, and Aachener Street. Discover trendy boutiques and artist studios in the Belgian Quarter while touring a variety of corner kiosks. Sip a beer and chat with locals at historic Brüsseler Platz, view art installations along Aachener Street, and marvel at Hahnentor, a 13th-century gate featuring Cologne's coat of arms.

Cologne: Brauhaustour mit Kölsch

6. Cologne: Brauhaustour mit Kölsch

Discover the highlights of Cologne's Old Town on a guided walking tour with a local. See top sights like Heinzelmännchen fountain, Alter Market Square, and the Cathedral. Savor three crisp, Kölsch beers at breweries along the way. Meet your guide at a centrally-located meeting point and begin your walking tour. Hear fun facts as you walk like why the Cathedral always has scaffolding and why Kölsch is always served in 200-millilitre glasses. Pass by sights like the statue of the theatre characters Tünnes und Schäl and see the Heinzelmännchen fountain which depicts the story of house elves and the city of Cologne. Stroll by some facinating Roman treasures along the way. Head to rustic breweries to experience the special way in which Kölsch is served. Taste how each Kölsch has its own unique character. Get some insider tips of how to spend your time in Cologne from a native that knows where to shop, eat, and drink.

Cologne: Guided Walking Tour to 3 Old Town Breweries

7. Cologne: Guided Walking Tour to 3 Old Town Breweries

Discover the Cologne beer scene during this guided walking tour of the Old Town in Cologne. Stop at 3 breweries to sample a selection of the city's signature brew, Kölsch beer. Admire the sights in the old town as you walk through narrow alleyway and down cobbled streets. Meet your guide at the centrally-located meeting point at Heinzelmännchenbrunnen which is a 19th-century fountain and sculptures depicting a legend concerning gnomes. Make your way through rows of traditional houses and catch romantic glimpses of the imposing Cologne Cathedral. Stop at each brewery and listen as you guide takes you back in time with vivid stories while you enjoy a refreshing glass of fresh Kölsch beer. Hear about the special features of this drink and its history.  Let your host take you to breweries like Früh am Dom, Sion, Peters, Bierhaus in der Salzgasse, Pfaffenbräu, Sünner im Walfisch, Dom im Stapelhaus, or Päffgen in the Delfter Haus. End your tour near the vibrantly colored buildings in Heumarkt.

Cologne: Rickshaw Sightseeing Tour with Picnic Lunch

8. Cologne: Rickshaw Sightseeing Tour with Picnic Lunch

Meet at the Equestrian Monument in the Hey Market and embark on a sightseeing tour by rickshaw. Discover some of the most famous sights in the city, including the famous Cologne Cathedral. Ride through the picturesque Old Town of the city, and learn more about Cologne's culture and history from your guide. Then, enjoy a personal Mediterranean-style picnic lunch with a panoramic view of the city. Your picnic will include 2 bottles of water, olives, 2 ciabattas, salami, ham, cheese, and dry fruits.

Cologne: Kwartier Latang Guided Walking Tour with Drinks

9. Cologne: Kwartier Latang Guided Walking Tour with Drinks

Find the essence of university life in Cologne on a tour of Kwartier Latäng. Learn about the area’s strange history, international culture, and bizarre parties that prove this isn’t your average student district. See restaurants that range from charming to rancid and the famous university wall. During the 2-hour tour, partake in the local tradition of grabbing a beer from the kiosk and sipping away as you stroll the streets. Follow it up with a drink in one of the bars with a view of the neighborhood's busiest streets and learn about local history. Depending on the time of year, you might run into princesses, astronauts, or a rag clown that are symbolic of local events and festivals. Pass by the most popular bars and clubs and get recommendations from your guide on what to check out after the tour.

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What people are saying about Cologne

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 735 reviews

Our guide Lukas was super nice and it was really fun to be guided through Cologne by him. We were asked in advance if we wanted to go to certain breweries, which we thought was great because we have a few favourites. I would do the brewery tour again anytime!

The tour with Johanna was very informative and fun. I also thought it was great that she let me know that she would be 3 minutes late because she was still on her way. You knew about it and everything was fine. Will definitely recommend the tour

We took the English tour with Hauke and it was really fun and interesting. I would definitely recommend it

Nice tour and good beer. Only I booked in German, did not see the language option before booking.

Very well guided tour with lots of information about Cologne and Kölsch.