Free Walking Tour of Cologne

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Free Tour Cologne

Hear about Cologne’s past and imagine its future during the Free Tour Cologne with a local guide that will tell you all about the history and the fascinating identity of this german city as you walk past the elegant Dufthaus 4711, admire the Rathaus, and wander around the Fischmarkt.

 See key landmarks such as the Cologne Cathedral, and walk along the banks of the River Rhine while you also learn about the best places to get some delicious local food!

Enjoy a fun and insightful Free City Tour of Cologne from a unique perspective. Your expert guide will keep you well-informed about the various landmarks, stories, and fundamental traditions while you’re in town!

What is a Free Tour

Explore Cologne on a Free City Tour

Discover the Best Free Things to Do in Cologne with World Free Tours! 🇩🇪 Experience the charm of this historic German city on our exceptional Free Walking Tours tailored for travelers like you. Not only are these tours informative and engaging, but they’re also easy on the wallet.

Embark on a captivating journey through Cologne’s rich history, vibrant culture, and stunning architecture, including the iconic Cologne Cathedral. 🏰 Our passionate, local guides share enthralling stories and hidden gems, making your experience truly unforgettable.

Booking is a breeze – reserve your spot online and pay nothing upfront. You decide the value of the tour by tipping the guide at the end based on your satisfaction. 💸

Explore Cologne’s mesmerizing corners on a Free Walking Tour and create priceless memories while setting your own price!


Ready to Get the Most out of Cologne?

Explore Köln on foot with an expert tour guide!

You’ll get to see all the best spots, from the Cologne Cathedral to the Wallraf – Richartz Museum, and the Willi Ostermann Brunnen.

Experience the city of Köln at your own pace and book the Free Walking Tour of Cologne!

Tour Information

Price: Free
Language: 🇬🇧
Meeting point: See map
Duration: 2 hours
Covid-19 measures: Our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations.


What will I see during the tour?
– Town Hall
– Rheingarten
– Fischmarkt
– Cologne Cathedral
– Cologne Central Station
– EL-DE Haus, former Gestapo Headquarters
– Wallraf – Richartz
– Kolumba
– Dufthaus 4711
– Heinzelmännchenbrunnen Fountain
– Domtreppen
– River Rhine
– and more!

Do I need to print my reservation?
No. Just have your booking confirmation ready on your phone.

How much should I tip?
If you enjoyed the experience, at the end of the tour you may tip your guide according to your budget and level of satisfaction.

How do I find the guide?
The guide will be waiting for you at the meeting point. Try to arrive 5-10 minutes before the starting time as it may not be possible to meet the guide after the tour has already started.

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FAQs 🔎

What will I see during the Free Tour of Cologne?

During the Free Tour of Cologne, you’ll begin at the cathedral stairs (Domtreppen), in front of Cologne Central Station. The tour takes you to the Heinzelmännchenbrunnen fountain, tied to local gnome lore. You’ll explore iconic landmarks like the City Hall, Rheingarten Park, and Fish Market Square. The tour proceeds to Willi Ostermann Brunnen, a notable fountain, before passing by the Wallraf-Richartz and Kolumba museums. You’ll visit Dufthaus 4711, a famous local perfumery, and the EL-DE Haus, former Gestapo headquarters. The tour ends near Kölnisches Stadtmuseum and the Römerbrunnen fountain.

How much should I tip my guide?

For free tours, the general principle of tipping is based on your satisfaction with the tour and your budget. A common practice could be in the range of €5 to €15 per person, depending on the quality of the tour, the guide’s performance, and your budget. Of course, if you feel that the guide went above and beyond, you could tip more as a token of appreciation.

Keep in mind that these amounts are just suggestions, and you should adjust your tip according to your level of satisfaction with the tour. It’s always a good idea to carry some small bills to make tipping easier.

How do I find the guide?

Head to Domtreppen and arrive a few minutes before the scheduled start time. Keep an eye out for a group gathering, as there could be fellow tour participants. By arriving early and being attentive to signs and group dynamics, you’ll easily find your guide and be ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through Cologne.

What is the meeting point of the Free Tour of Cologne?

The meeting point of the Free Tour of Cologne is at the cathedral stairs (Domtreppen), in front of Cologne Central Station

How long does the Free Tour of Cologne last?

The Free Tour of Cologne lasts around 2 and a half hours.

Where does the Free Tour of Cologne end?

The Free Tour of Cologne finishes by the Römerbrunnen fountain.

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