Cologne Cathedral

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Cologne Cathedral is the city´s most famous landmark and Germany’s most visited tourist attraction. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996, the cathedral is a renowned monument of German Catholicism and is celebrated for its gothic architecture.

Construction of the cathedral began in 1248 but completely halted in the 16th century due to a lack of funds. Building was suspended for almost 300 years and the cathedral was finally completed in 1880, more than 600 years after construction originally commenced.

The Cathedral can be seen from just about anywhere in the city as it dominates the skyline with its impressive structure and spires. The second tallest building in Cologne today, its gigantic towers hover over the rooftops of Cologne at 157.38 metres and 157.31 metres tall.

Visit the inside of the cathedral and admire the impressive stained-glass windows as they beam vibrant colours into the interior. Discover the ornate chapels, altars, beautiful mosaics and tombs that fill the interior of the cathedral. Visitors can also climb the 533 steps of the spiral staircase to a viewing platform and admire the panoramic views over Cologne and the River Rhine.

The cathedral is open daily with opening hours dependent on the season and/or special events taking place. The cathedral is easily accessible by car or public transport. If arriving by metro or train, get off at "Dom/Hauptbahnhof" stop and the cathedral is located right next door.

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Cologne haunted places and ghost stories: interactive city game
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Cologne haunted places and ghost stories: interactive city game

Explore the most frightful places in Cologne, with their stories of restless spirits, cruel murders and menacing ghouls.

free cancellation
Duration up to 1 hour 30 minutes
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Guided tour “Love stories of Cologne”
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Guided tour “Love stories of Cologne”

Discover the love stories of Cologne. See the most romantic spots in the city. Feel the charming atmosphere while strolling around with your private guide.

Duration 2 hours
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Guided tour through the old town of Cologne and its breweries
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Guided tour through the old town of Cologne and its breweries

Join this guided walking tour through the old town of Cologne and its breweries, hear information from your guide and drink the typical Kölsch beer with him.

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Duration 2 hours
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Tour of the instagrammable places of Cologne with a local
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Tour of the instagrammable places of Cologne with a local

Enjoy this experience with a private local, discover everyday local life and learn where the city gets its characteristic ambience from.

free cancellation
Duration 1 hour 30 minutes
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Guided city tour of Cologne's highlights in a nutshell
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Guided city tour of Cologne's highlights in a nutshell

Explore the immediate vicinity of the cathedral and the old town of Cologne on foot! A certified guide will lead you through the city. Book your tour in advance!

Duration 1 hour 30 minutes
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Fun guided tour through the old town of Cologne
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Fun guided tour through the old town of Cologne

Learn historical facts and amusing anecdotes about the people of Cologne and their old town. Book your guided tour in advance.

Duration 1 hour 30 minutes
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KölnCard with public transport for 24h or 48h
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KölnCard with public transport for 24h or 48h

Explore Cologne with the KölnCard! The ticket includes free public transport and up to 50% off at many museums, restaurants, and cultural attractions.

Validity 48 hours
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Self-guided Discovery Walk in Cologne with beers, charming alleys and dwarfs
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Self-guided Discovery Walk in Cologne with beers, charming alleys and dwarfs

Explore Cologne's charming city center with this Discovery Game. Solve riddles that lead you through the city while learning about its history.

free cancellation
Duration from 2 hours to 3 hours
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en, de 

Discover Cologne in 60 Minutes with a Local
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Discover Cologne in 60 Minutes with a Local

Enjoy this experience with a private local, discover everyday local life and learn where the city gets its characteristic ambience from.

free cancellation
Duration 1 hour
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Guided walking tour to the highlights of Cologne
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Guided walking tour to the highlights of Cologne

Take this guided walking tour through Cologne and learn about the city's main sights and anecdotes.

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Duration 2 hours
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Cologne Cathedral and Old Town tour including a Kölsch beer
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Cologne Cathedral and Old Town tour including a Kölsch beer

Book the Cathedral and Old Town tour in Cologne and enjoy a delicious Kölsch beer. Let your city guide tell you all about the long history of Cologne.

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Duration up to 2 hours
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Reviews Cologne Cathedral

Stephen, 20 Jun 2022

“Our guide Marcus made the tour. He has really engaging with an excellent sense of humour.”

Anthony, 19 Jun 2022
Alan, 07 Jun 2022

“Beautiful cathedral tour but insufficient time to climb the tower”

Trevor, 25 May 2022
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