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Cologne: 90-Minute Rheinauhafen Walking Tour

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Activity provider: Entdecke Köln

Cologne: 90-Minute Rheinauhafen Walking Tour

Activity provider: Entdecke Köln

From US$ 11.78 per person

Get an overview of this historical port, transformed to a neighborhood of new and old buildings, on this 90-minute walking tour.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Experience the amazing character of Kranhäuser
  • Learn more about the development and the history of the harbor
  • Enjoy the boarder of the Rhine
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Even in ancient times, the river Rhine was the lifeline of the city of Cologne and during the Middle Ages, it was the source of the enormous wealth of the city. After a flood combined with an ice drift had destroyed the port facilities in front of Cologne’s city center and many ships in 1784, the city administration decided that building a safe port was inevitable. The former leisure island Werthchen was transformed into a harbor, fulfilling all requirements of the industrialization and the rapid growth of the city. During the 1970s, the importance of the Rheinauhafen as an industrial harbor decreased constantly, therefore a new concept for the port area was due. Ony your walking tour through the new Rheinauhafen, pass the Sport- und Olympiamuseum, the Kranhäuser, the so-called Siebengebirge and the Krafthaus. Learn about old and new buildings, the former and the current use of the buildings, and about the meaning of the chosen street names. The destination point of the tour is the so-called Siebengebirge in the southern part of Rheinauhafen.
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    Meeting point

    Tauzieher-Denkmal, opposite Holzmarkt 65, 50676 Köln

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    • This tour takes place in German only
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    April 17, 2019

    Super interessante Führung mit vielen neuen Informationen. Ganz nette und kompetente Guide. Gerne wieder

    June 11, 2022


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