Freewalk Cologne
Freewalk Cologne
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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
About
*Freewalk Cologne will not be running tours on the 24th through the 26th to celebrate the holidays! Please check our page for available bookings!* Freewalk Cologne is the free walking tour in Cologne. Come with us on a walk through our wonderful city! Get to know the Cologne people and their special way of life, influenced by a colourful mix of cultures over the centuries. Make new friends, see the major sights from a local view and understand why “HOME IS WHERE THE DOM IS”. We love our city and look forward to welcome you here. You decide in the end what the tour is worth for you. ENGLISH: everyday at 12:11 pm and 4:11 pm, Saturdays at 10:11 am GERMAN: everyday at 12:11 pm and Saturdays at 4:11 pm (booking in advance required) SPANISH: everyday at 12:11 pm and Saturdays at 4:11 pm (booking in advance required)
Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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2023

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ThomasE
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Solo
We had a great tour with a very knowledgeable, entertaining, and nice guide. Even though I used to live close to Cologne and know the city fairly well, I still learned a lot, from streetart to local trivia and carnival customs. Of course a tour can't cover all areas of Cologne in two hours, but I can definitely recommend it as a good starting point for your discovery journey.

Thanks to Corona times, my girlfriend and I were the only participants and nevertheless (or because if it?!) we got a fully engaged and fun tour. Thanks a lot!
Written June 26, 2020
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Thanks so much for joining! We're glad we could show you a good time in the city and give you those little hints you missed out on. You'd be surprised how many locals are surprised by the things the don't know! Thanks for the review!
Written August 24, 2021
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Jake S
London, UK30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I've done quite a lot of these free/tipped walking tours in all sorts of places and this was definitely one of the best. I don't normally bother to review them, but Kristina was a fantastic guide, very funny and engaging! Genuinely feel like I got to know the character of the city – a good mix of hilarious anecdotes, history, and stuff we'd never have noticed on our own, all knitted together really well with good humour and an engaging style. She really didn't miss a beat and we definitely appreciated the city a lot more afterwards! Absolutely recommended
Written February 15, 2020
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Thanks Jake! We’re very happy to hear that you liked what we do. We always want to make sure the true sides of Cologne come through and it sounds like another one of our amazing guides could do that for you!
Written February 15, 2020
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Karolina
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
This tour was probably my best free walking tour since ever. Mike, our tour guide, was super friendly and funny. He gave us the most relevant and funny information about the various sights on our way - information you can remember very well and do not forget an hour later. It was not just history but an introduction into the culture and spirit of the city.
Also the way we walked was very well chosen and even though it took us 2,5 hours, it was definetly not too long or borring at any time.
Written July 30, 2020
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msmomSeattle
Seattle27 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Our guide Jorge was good and humorous, however the content of the 2.5 hour walk was rather random. I was expecting more history in terms of where we met (at the historic gate, such as why there was a gate) and the city in general. There was history, but the focus was on very specific details such as the boat on the gate where we met and the symbols on the city shield. Could have skipped the art mural by the cathedral, the lengthy stories could have been condensed and the tour could have been shortened to 1.5 hours. I ended up doing four different walking tours in different cities and this was the most disappointing. Unfortunately this was the first tour we did on our trip and our teen was completely bored/turned off from doing more walking tours after this one.
Written January 5, 2020
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Hi and thank you for the feedback, All reviews are considered and used to improve our tours in the future. Our mantra from the beginning has been to not just be another walking tour but rather to show what makes Cologne a different and interesting place. While different guides may dive into history more than others, no matter what we include the basic tenants of our city’s past. Not only that, anyone can read a Wikipedia page. We want to show you what makes Cologne special. Stories like the mural, for instance, show the sides of our city that most tourists don’t access (the importance of bananas, our art culture and more). The length of our tour and its content is laid our not only in our reviews on this platform but also clearly all across our media platforms and website. It’s unfortunate that we didn’t meet your expectations, however it seems we stuck closely to our goal of showing our groups what makes Cologne different and worthwhile, not just another city. Kind regards, The Freewalk Cologne Staff
Written January 13, 2020
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pearlyLondon
England, UK441 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We had Steve giving the walking tour and he was very informative, and gave a very interesting tour. The tour took us around some historic places around the city, including the Cathedral and underground car park to see the hidden foundations of the walls of the city. We asked questions along the route which were answered with humour and local knowledge.
Written March 10, 2020
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Our guides are local born or imports who understand the ins and outs of our great city. We make sure that anyone who puts on a Freewalk logo has Cologne running through their veins and can give you the best experience and information out there AND take you to the hidden spots in our city too! Thanks so much for joining and being a part of it!
Written April 7, 2020
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Lien
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
A nice tour with a good mixture of historical information and more recent facts, brought with a good sense of humour. You go past places and hear stories or anecdotes which you wouldn't know if you walked around by yourself. I for example am happy I found out what the bananas next to musea or art galleries mean. Our tour guide was called Mike and I really appreciated his enthusiasm and willingness to help with recommendations regarding food, must sees etc. Definitely recommend!
Written July 22, 2020
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Thanks so much Lien! Very happy to help you get a better feel for the city!
Written August 24, 2021
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Tom_M71
Guadalajara, Mexico194 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Family
My family and I did the tour with Andre (Spanish speaking) during our trip to Cologne.

We love these walking tours as you get to know many things about the city that otherwise you may never hear about.
Overall tour takes 2.5 hours but with lots of stops (you are not waking for 2.5 hours). Mostly flat.

On the same day there was two other groups, English and German speaking guides.

Would recommend this for your trip to Cologne.
Written September 6, 2020
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Miguel C
Brussels, Belgium2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Mike spoke with passion and dynamism, revealing major historical facts, decorated by anecdotes and humour. This walk definitely gave us a feeling of Kóln's way of living: we had a great moment. Tired of the formal touristic attractions? The freewalk is what you are looking for!
Written July 20, 2020
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We're so glad you enjoyed the tour with us! We're happy to break free of any traditional tourism tropes and try out our own way of doing things, thanks for taking part!
Written August 24, 2021
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Isabel
Munich, Germany1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
We enjoyed the city tour with Mike who is really excited and passionated telling the story and backgrounds of the city. Mentioning quite some world records created in cologne.
Auch für deutschsprachige Gäste empfehlenswert ;-)
Written July 12, 2020
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Thanks Isa! We're happy to make (up) any world records to keep our guests entertained ;)
Written August 24, 2021
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lucas j
Krakow, Poland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Friends
Our guide Mike has taken us for a trip trough Köln he narrates fun stories, history and his own expierences about the city. He does it in an energetic and fun way. You see and hear the most important things about the city. When you first arrive a must do in Köln, afterwards you can ask for recommondations for places to visit, eat and drinks
Written September 6, 2020
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