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Duration: 2.2 Hours
Next Tour: Saturday, 10:30

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The tours are solely tips based so you can decide to contribute as much or as little as you feel the experience was worth.

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Where does the tour start?
You will receive the full meeting point details and a map after you finalize your booking, in a confirmation email.
Do I have to book my Free Tour?
Yes, it's necessary to book your Free Tour in order to receive the full meeting point details via email on time. This helps ensure an enjoyable experience and good coordination between guides and tour guests. Booking is free, quick, and easy!
Can I contact my guide?
Yes, you will be able to message your guide with any questions that you might have after making a reservation, up until the start of the tour.
Can I make a booking for a larger group?
Maybe! In order to keep the group sizes manageable, each guide sets their own limit of guests per booking and departure. Choose the Free Tour you want to book, select the number of people in your group, and see if there are any departures available that suit your needs.
Are Free Tours really Free?
Yes, with Free Tours, there's no set price; instead, the guides rely on the tips of participants to sustain their livelihoods. By contributing a fair amount that reflects the value you receive from the tour, you not only support the guides but also express your appreciation for their expertise and dedication.

Best Free Tours in Cologne

Many travelers fly into Cologne for business, only to be surprised upon arrival to discover that this dynamic financial capital is also a tourist gem. With Free Walking Tours in Cologne, you will discover that this ancient Roman settlement with 2,000 years of history played an important trading role during the Middle Ages and, today, is an art world capital. Have you just arrived here? Book the Essential Cologne City Tour! You will enjoy a perfect introduction to the most important monuments of the city and discover secret places you will never find on your own (even with Google Maps!). You will walk with a local guide and have fun with a small group of fellow travelers. But, if you want to get to know the most youthful and irreverent side of the city, don't hesitate to join the Free Alternative Cologne Tour. It will be a totally different sightseeing tour than any you have participated in before!

Highlights of a Free Tour in Cologne

Cologne is Germany's oldest city, and it has been an important financial center for centuries. Not surprisingly, its Old Town boasts some spectacular architectural and artistic gems. With Free Tours in Cologne you will discover, among many other landmarks, the magnificent Cologne Cathedral. This is the most important of the 12 historic churches that are still preserved in the city. More importantly, inside you can find the reliquary where the remains of the Biblical Three Wise Men are kept. Nearby are the interesting Colonia Central Station, the Town Hall and the Fish Market Square. Strolling along the peaceful Rhine River, you will find the best-known among the modern landmarks of Cologne, the wonderful Hohenzollern Bridge. Additionally, Cologne's National Socialism Documentation Center is a must-visit landmark. Here it’s possible to learn about Nazism in Cologne and the Allied bombing that almost destroyed the city during World War II.

Things to Do in Cologne

Both ancient and avant-garde, Cologne is one of the most attractive and dynamic cities in all of Europe. In particular, Cologne has been a magnet for artists and art lovers for centuries. The Ludwig Museum is perfect for those interested in modern art who want to see little-known Picasso paintings; the Romano-Germanic Museum exhibits a perfectly preserved 3rd-century Roman villa; and the fun Imhoff Chocolate Museum tells the (delicious) history of the chocolate industry in this city. In addition, Cologne Free Walking Tours will introduce you to an attraction well worth a visit: the Casa Farina. This is the place where, more than 300 years ago, an Italian merchant founded what is now considered the oldest perfume factory in the world. If you feel like walking, you can go to the Rheinboulevard, a pleasant promenade that runs along the Rhine River. Of course, Cologne is a modern and multicultural city with a lively nightlife, as well as excellent restaurants.

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