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  • Cologne: Chocolate Museum Entrance Ticket

    1. Cologne: Chocolate Museum Entrance Ticket

    The Chocolate Museum is located in Cologne's old town, on the Rheinau harbor peninsula, surrounded by river on both sides. It can be easily recognized by the Malakoff Tower, which is located directly in front of the museum.   The museum houses a collection that traces 5,000 years of chocolate history. The 4,000-square-meter space contains exhibits that shed light on the origins and the culture of chocolate and how it has developed through centuries.  The treasure trove looks into pre-Colombian, Maya, and Aztec ways of using chocolate at the time when cocoa was a drink dedicated for Gods. From America cocoa travelled to Europe, where it became accessible only to wealthy classes. Cologne's Chocolate Museum will show you how chocolate became a treat for everyone and how media and advertising campaigns started spreading the news about this sweet snack.

    Visiting this museum was one of the best step for our short vacation there in Köln. My family and myself we were very surprised about this type of presentation, this line process to produce chocolate there was more than interesting. Thank you Chocolate Museum!

  • Cologne: Virtual Reality Time Travel to Old Cologne

    2. Cologne: Virtual Reality Time Travel to Old Cologne

    Set out on a thrilling journey with TimeRide and experience the undestroyed Cologne and the fascinating lifestyle of the legendary twenties! Together with the charming hatter Tessa and the Cologne streetcar driver Pitter, you will discover the exciting time after the end of the First World War, the British occupation, and the Spanish flu. Your time travel in three steps: · The Cinema: In the 1920s, more and more movie theaters evolved into massive movie palaces. The cinema was a ubiquitous and glamorous part of everyday life and an important source of information. Step into our “Lichtspielhaus” and take a seat together with the fine society: an entertaining short film in the style of that time will show you the historical development of Cologne in the twenties. · The Hatter's Store: In the hatter’s store of the Riedschneider family you will dive together with Tessa into the world of gla...

  • Cologne: 11-City-Highlights Scavenger Hunt

    3. Cologne: 11-City-Highlights Scavenger Hunt

    A modern city rally awaits you, during which you will tackle tricky puzzles whilst uncovering interesting information. From the very first task, you will be already immersed in a world full of hidden clues and mysterious hints. You'll actively communicate with each other, getting closer to each other as you enrich your peers with your knowledge. You decide when you start and finish your adventure, completely independent of travel guides and groups. To participate, you only require a smartphone with an active internet connection. After you redeem your voucher for this city quest on the homepage, your guides will immediately send you a start link via mail. From there you can start the scavenger hunt by accessing the link through your smartphone. You will follow the route that takes you from one showplace to the next, answering clever questions and solving tricky puzzles on the way. Durin...

  • Cologne: Legends and History Tour in German

    4. Cologne: Legends and History Tour in German

    Discover Cologne's Old Town and immerse yourself in the city's eventful past. Listen to the tales and legends and find out, whether there is an element of truth in some of them. Learn why the Heinzelmännchen (little elves) disappeared from Cologne and hear the story behind the white woman, who people still see today. Find out why there are so-called Grinköpfe (grimace masks) on some house walls and hear about the devil's relation to Meister Gerhard and a corrupt mayor. Listen to the amusing and interesting stories from the Middle Ages and see Cologne's most famous sights.

    Überzeugender Guide. Die Sagen und Geschichten waren uns größtenteils bisher nicht bekannt. Ansonsten leichter und lockerer Verlauf. Da das Thermometer bei Null Grad stand, gab es nach der Führung ein saftiges Steak in einem warmen Restaurant und ein leckeres Weizenbier (nicht im Rahmen der Führung). Was tat das gut!!!

  • Cologne City Discovery Game

    5. Cologne City Discovery Game

    Discover Cologne as never before with this original interactive game experience. Using your cell phone, your challenge will start on the side portal of the Roman north gate CCAA in front of the cathedral’s main entrance. Simply open your e-mail link and your adventure will begin! Set off to explore Cologne as you solve 16 clues, with each correct answer taking you to the next location. As you proceed through the challenge, learn more about the history of the city and the local culture with fun facts. If you need a little helping hand, ask for hints to help you solve the clues. Take in some of Cologne's most beautiful sights, visit some of its oldest spots and find out things you never knew about the city. If you're looking for a fun way to experience the city, then this is a truly unique opportunity.

    やり方に慣れるのに何問かかかったけど、難しさのレベルがちょうど良い感じで、慣れてきたら楽しめましたです 晴れた温かい日にやるのをおすすめします。寒い日、暑い日にやるのはしんどいかも

  • Cologne: Kölsche Highlights Tour

    6. Cologne: Kölsche Highlights Tour

    Between the Cologne Cathedral and the "large St. Martin" at the Rhine is where the old town of Cologne is located. Even the old carnival hit "Die Hüs´cher bunt om Aldermaat" (text and music: Gerhard Jussenhoven/Jupp Schlösser; 1938) reflects the charm of this district with its medieval townhouses. The area also testifies to Kölscher peculiarity. Throughout this tour, allow yourself be carried away into the time of the Romans as you learn stories, legends, and anecdotes about Cologne's history. Get to know Cologne's Town Hall and the Jewish Quarter, as you encounter them with your local guide. Stories about breweries, pubs, historical personalities, and sights, invite you to a tour into the heart of Cologne. Experience and learn about medieval Cologne on this barrier free tour.

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What people are saying about Cologne

The Chocolate Museum is definitely a very interesting and worth seeing thing when you are in Cologne. I would definitely order the tickets in advance, you avoid a long waiting time at the cash desk and we have also booked a guided tour that I can highly recommend to everyone. You are informed about the important things and thus learn a lot about the production and processing and see a little more than the visitors who "just" walk through. A successful experience!

It was my second time there and I would visit it again on my next stay in Cologne. A nice journey into the history of chocolate. It is there for both young and old. While your own chocolate creation is being completed, you can enjoy the view of the Rhine over a cup of coffee.

Visiting this museum was one of the best step for our short vacation there in Köln. My family and myself we were very surprised about this type of presentation, this line process to produce chocolate there was more than interesting. Thank you Chocolate Museum!

Very well explained. The little film is also very well made and the time travel is really fantastic. I have to do it again.

Good value for money lovely staff very informative