Cologne "Zeitgeist" Tour (walking tour)

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Tour Number

Activity Level

33778


Categories

City, Food and Wine, Shopping

Details

Kid Friendly: No. Not really for younger children - unless your children love to walk and shop.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

Dutch (fluent), English (fluent), French (fluent), German (fluent), Spanish (basic)

- a little bit of everything (sightseeing, shopping, culinary)


Sightseeing /beer tasting /coffie klatsch /. . . Let us start at the Cathedral and then go on to the historic city hall and museum district. The focus then lies less on history, but more on lifestyle and "Zeitgeist" (spirit of the time). Along the way you can do some great shopping, smell our different fragrances for which the city is so famous. Let's walk the little side streets - or at least remember them for later. And when you need a "refreshment", the next "Brauhaus", Italian restaurant, Bistro or Café is close by. In fact, it is almost a sacrilege to leave a(ny) German city, without having sampled a piece of cake or bread, a sausage, and a glas of local beer (called "Kölsch") and white wine.
This is the tour for visitors who do not feel like the regular, typical Cologne walking tour. Just feel the "Zeitgeist" a little bit.

Please, check with me before making the reservation. Availability changes quickly and does not always correspond with the online calendar. Thank you.

Itinerary

Difficult to say, totally up to you - I have sat with people holding "coffie klatsch" during terrible weather and done little sightseeing, or we walked in and out of shops and cafés all the time. Both is fine. Remember, "Zeitgeist" unfolds in many ways.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Roman side portal in front of cathedral (western side) = general meeting point (see pic).

End location: City center.

Duration: 2 hours

No tours on Sundays (shops closed).

Transportation

walking tour - interrupted by stops

What’s Included

My services as a professional and knowledgeable tour guide. If needed, public transportation back to cathedral/starting point.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 Euro - This is totally up to you. But € 15 will pay for a couple of Kölsch beers, a coffie klatsch or a light snack.

Restrictions

I am a licensed Cologne Cathedral guide - but inside visits/guided tours require advance reservations.

A Recent Review of this tour

The tour with Marc was informative, educational, and enjoyable. Marc was very engaging and knowledgeable guiding us through highlights of Cologne. Thanks for a job well done Marc. Would highly recommend him.
Michael Novotny

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