- a last chance to see the Roman treasures (to close soon for renovations)
During this general overview you will get to know the cathedral (from the outside) and you will discover some Roman remains and the historic town hall area. We will walk along the former Jewish quarter and the old market square. A stroll along the river promenade of the Rhine and through the cobblestoned lanes of the medieval quarter will give you an idea of Cologne's rich history.
Then follow me to the Roman Praetorium (Latin for "Governor's Palace") into "Roman times". These excarvations are located 10 meters below the surface. This is an amazing site, often overlooked by visitors. You will only get a glimpse of what this majestic palace must have looked like.
Please, contact me first before making the reservation. My availabilty changes quickly.
We usually spend 1. 5 h's walking around the historic sites of the city center, followed by approx. 30 min inside the Praetorium. Some steps (elevator available).
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Roman side portal in front of the cathedral (western side) = general meeting point (see pic).
End location: Near/at the Cathedral (Roncalli Square)
Duration: 2 hours
Opening hours 10 AM - 5 PM, closed on Mondays.
My services as a professional and knowledgeable tour guide.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
4 euro/person - entrance charge for Praetorium. Children, students under 18 are free.
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Marc was so personal and we immediately knew he was a friend for life. He had so much knowledge of all the sites we visited and took so much time explaining all the details. My sisters and I all agree Marc was the best guide we have used with tours by locals. He personalized the tour to fit what we wanted to see. if you are in Cologne, you will not be disappointed by booking Marc.