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Cologne:Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Audio Tour

1. Cologne:Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Audio Tour

Solve riddles and find clues on a self-guided scavenger hunt through Cologne. Download the smartphone app and get ready to begin. Enjoy the flexibility of exploring sites at your own pace. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, and solve challenges. Work with your team or compete against them as you learn exciting facts and create memories that you won’t forget. Discover another side of Cologne on this fun tour. Be sure to take photos of Cologne Cathedral, the largest Gothic church in northern Europe. If heights don’t phase you, then take a trip to the cathedral’s roofs to get a view of the city. Start your tour at Cologne Central Station. Visit Cologne Cathedral with its magnificent architecture. Photograph the ornate Heinzelmännchenbrunnen and learn about Josef Richard Frings, a great Cologne figure. The Town Hall will amaze you, it is one of the characteristic symbols of Cologne. Next, the Old Town awaits you, don't forget to take pictures in the fairytale place. Great San Martin Church will leave you speechless with its peaceful beauty, Romanesque architecture, and famous tower. Admire the Fischmarkt Square with its unique fountain. The unique Kölner Pegel is worth your time to learn about, and the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Chocolate Museum to travel through beautiful tastes.

Cologne: Roman History Self-Guided Audio Guide Walking Tour

2. Cologne: Roman History Self-Guided Audio Guide Walking Tour

Travel 2,000 years into the past on a self-guided walking tour of Roman Cologne, founded by Emperor Augustus himself. The city’s first 500 years of occupation by the Romans permanently shaped Cologne. On this audio guide tour, see the remnants of this ancient city that are hidden in plain sight. Begin the journey in front of the Kreuzblume beside the Cologne Cathedral, where you’ll hear about the city’s old northern gate. Along the way, check out original Roman stairs, and learn how to spot the celebrated Roman soldiers, Marsilius and Agrippa, on the Gürzenich Köln's imposing Gothic facade. The audio guide will point out the Great St Martin Church which was built in the Middle Ages on the foundations of a Roman warehouse in the former Roman temple district, St Maria im Kapitol. Find out why Die Römische Hafenstraße in Köln (a Roman harbor road) was imperfectly rebuilt in Kurt Hackenberg Platz and locate the largest Roman palace in the Rhineland. Hear about an ancient Roman sewer that survived wars, floods, and the industrial revolution, but might soon succumb to German fire protection regulations. Walk down one of the oldest continuously used roads in an urban center north of the Alps. Peer through the window of the Roman-Germanic Museum to see one of the world’s largest and best-preserved Roman mosaics. Find an archaeological gem inside a metro station and learn what the 1969 moon landing has to do with the ancient Romans in Cologne. By the end of the tour, you’ll also know why the Romans founded a city so far from their home, and where to find remnants of their walls in places you may never expect. The walk through the ages comes to an end near the Ubii Monument, the oldest stone tower in Germany.

Cologne: Treasure Hunt Tour

3. Cologne: Treasure Hunt Tour

Follow clues and embark on an exciting treasure hunt tour of Cologne's old town. See the city's attractions and sights as you solve riddles and puzzles. Your treasure hunt tour starts in the heart of the city, on the Cologne Cathedral square. From there venture into the city's historic center and solve riddles with your team. Learn interesting facts and history along the way. During your tour be amazed by the Cologne Cathedral, see the locks on Hohenzollern Bridge, visit the Tünnes und Schäl statues, and walk along the Rhine. Teamwork is the only way to solve the clues quickly and get closer to the hidden treasure. Awaken your competitive spirit and be the first team to discover the treasure. Only one team can find the treasure first.

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What people are saying about Old Market

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 15 reviews

Very nice activity to do on the 1st or 2nd day to be able to discover streets or even the history of certain monuments in Cologne... There are 10 puzzle points it's not a long activity but really nice to do with it teenagers.

The scavenger hunt was a lot of fun. However, we would have liked that attractions outside of the city center would have been included.

Some tricky puzzles, which is why you need a little patience. Selected sights are nice, not so crowded hotspots.

Fun and easy to use. Got me seeing parts of cologne I wouldn't have looked at.

Ideal for discovering the city with the children. We had lots of fun.