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culture walk

History, shopping, nightlife for newbies

culture walk

History, shopping, nightlife for newbies

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Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Transport
Hosted in
English, German
culture walk

History, shopping, nightlife for newbies

culture walk

History, shopping, nightlife for newbies

COVID-19 update. Visit the Help Centre to read our guidelines for protecting the health & safety of hosts and guests on Airbnb Experiences.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Transport
Hosted in
English, German

What you'll do

The entire activity is aimed at first-time visitors to Cologne who have little time and want to kickstart their weekend with getting a general overview with ideas what to do for culture/history, shopping, and nightlife. We'll start on the right bank of the river on Hohenzollernbridge where we'll discuss the general layout and development of the city while taking in its most beautiful panorama. A stroll through the old town will cover different phases of development and will give you bearings for the city's most important museums and cultural landmarks (history). We'll then move on to the Ringe-region on the outskirts of the city center where a lot of the city's vibrant nightlife takes place. We'll stroll along some of the city's most interesting bars, restaurants, and clubs, both traditional and contemporary (nightlife). We'll finish in the Belgian Quarter with its unique record and clothes shops and services (like the city's best tattoo parlor) where I'll send you off on an afternoon shopping spree. (shopping)

Marcel's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

Your host

Learn more about Marcel

Marcel

I'm a history teacher and long-term Cologne resident. I've lived on both banks of the river, now that I'm a young father my family and I moved to the suburbs. For a while, I'm already offering a more extensive history/beer tour through Cologne (English only). This one has a different perspective, provided by someone who has been living in Cologne throughout different phases of his life -- me.

What's included

Transport
We'll change location by underground trains once, tickets for that ride are included!

Where you'll be

You will wonder why some parts in Cologne are so ugly and people still love it -- and know about it after my tour. Also, I'll introduce you to the city's peculiar beer rules and its 2.000 years of history.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend. This is a very basic overview for Cologne-newbies, perfect for a basic overview before your weekend in town. You should be aware of that I cannot provide extensive insight in such a short time. If you already…

What to bring

an umbrella in wet weather!

More tips

Cologne is very old, I cannot provide a barrier free experience. Walking is limited however, in total roughly 1.5 kilometres.

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Marcel
History, shopping, nightlife for newbies
New experience
From £17/person
New experience
From £17/person