One-Hour-Orientations of Cologne (walking tour)


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Activity Level



City, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
During vicinity walk we can avoid steps. Most museums have elevators. Please, inquire.

Maximum travelers: 10



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

- "lasting a good hour" - for a brief overview / only museum

Travel schedules are as numerous as there are travelers.

Maybe you will have a walking tour (included) as part of your travel itinerary, but it does not include any of the fabulous museums? You are curious about them, but the timing of the public tours offered does not match your travel plans?

Trade fair visitors, accompanying spouse, changing trains?

You would like to add another aspect to one of the existing tours? Just add an "One-Hour-Orientation" to it.

This tour lasts a "good hour" - 75 min.

You may choose between a short vicinity walk around the cathedral or any of the museums listed below:

- Roman Germanic Museum,
- Praetorium (Roman excarvation site below town hall),
- Farina Eau de Cologne Perfume House,
- NS Documentation Center,
- Ludwig Museum of Modern Art,
- Wallraf-Richartz Museum of Fine Arts.

Please, contact me before making the reservation. Availability changes quickly and does not always correspond with the online calendar. Thanks.


Vicinity walk around the cathedral area OR guided tour of permanent exhibition of respective museum.
Please, contact me first before making the reservation. Openings tours, special exhibits tend to change or take place at all times.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

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

End location: Cathedral area 75 min later.

Duration: 1 hour

Museums are open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 AM to 5 PM (the Ludwig of Modern Art and the Wallraf-Richartz of Fine Arts are open until 6 PM). Outside these hours only vicinity walks.



What’s Included

Other: My services as a professional and knowledgeable tour guide.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

9 Euro - No cash needed when just doing a vicinity walk. Between 3.50Euro and 9Euro/person when admission to museums is required. Admissions to museum run between 3.50 Euro and 9 Euro.

What’s Extra

Other: Admission to museums. As of March 2018 prices are published as follows:
Cologne City Museum - € 5
Roman Germanic Museum - € 9
Praetorium - € 3.50
Rom. Germanic Museum and Praetorium Combo ticket - € 10
Ludwig Museum of Modern Art - € 11
NS Documentation Center - € 4.50
Wallraf-Richartz Museum of Fine Arts - € 9

Students under 18 have free entrance to all public museums in Cologne

Farina Eau de Cologne House - € 6 (private; also for students)


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

A Recent Review of this tour

Marc did wonderful tour for our visitors from all over the world. He was always accessible and flexible to meet our needs. Thank you very much and I will ask again when I have another group of visitors.
Tomohiro Daiho

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