Cologne City Tour: The Jewel of the Rhine

 9,99 per person

  • Self-guided audio tour
    Follow the story at your own pace
  • English
    For both audio and stories included
Cologne City Tour: The Jewel of the Rhine

 9,99 per person

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Overview

  • 2h 30min
  • 12 stories
  • 3.72km distance
  • 60 stops

The characteristically gothic city of Cologne is recognized as the Rhine-Ruhr region’s cultural nerve center. There’s a little bit of everything here: Pretty fairytale streets, stunning river views, fine art, beer tasting, and a lot of history. So, without further ado, Let Clio Muse take you on a trip through lesser-chartered historical paths!

Waltz in the city of Cologne with a self-guided audio tour on your phone designed by an accredited expert. Listen to fascinating stories, based on an award-winning storytelling concept, and gain great insights into the most iconic landmarks of Cologne. Start your tour from the KölnTriangle and continue to meet Hohenzollern Bridge, get acquainted with the Rhine Garden, and be fascinated by the Great St. Martin Church.

This is an unmissable opportunity to experience at your own pace the city tour of Cologne with a captivating audio tour on your phone.

* * Ticket/entrance fee to any museum, archaeological site, or church is not included.

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Cologne: Where Past Meets Present

Tucked alongside the Rhine River in the old West Germany and with a documented history dating back over 2,000 years, Cologne is home to just under 4 million people, making it the fourth most populous city in Germany. While it’s a bustling city where classic gothic architecture clashes with contemporary cultural landmarks, Cologne’s standing in ancient history is of particular interest. The first official written source of this land dates back to around 50 BC, and is attributed to infamous Roman Emperor Julius Caesar. Back then, the western bank of the Rhine River was an important frontier, where Caesar’s invading armies jostled for power with the local Germanic tribes, predominantly the Eburones and the Ubii.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Self-guided audio tour in English on your smartphone (Android & iOS)
  • An activation link to access your audio tour
  • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps) to avoid roaming charges
  • oid roaming charges

Exclusions

  • Entrance tickets to museums, archaeological sites, or churches are not included.
  • Live Guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • App not compatible with Windows phones
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Mandatory items

Charged smartphone, headphones, comfortable shoes, hat & sunscreen
  • Charged smartphone
  • Headphones

Charged smartphone, headphones, (comfortable shoes, hat & sunscreen)

The location

Address

KölnTriangle Ottopl. 1, 50679 Köln, Germany

Starting point

There is no meeting point. The self-guided audio tour is designed to start at the KölnTriangle (Ottopl. 1, 50679 Köln, Germany). The easiest way to get there is by reaching the Messe/Deutz train station and then walking 220 meters towards the Triangle.

Directions to starting point

There is no meeting point. The self-guided audio tour is designed to start at the KölnTriangle (Ottopl. 1, 50679 Köln, Germany). The easiest way to get there is by reaching the Messe/Deutz train station and then walking 220 meters towards the Triangle.

Areas

  • K√∂lnTriangle
  • Hohenzollern Bridge
  • Museum Ludwig, Rhine Garden
  • Great St. Martin Church
  • Wallraf-Richartz Museum
  • The Farina Fragrance Museum
  • City Hall,
  • Heinzelm√§nnchenbrunnen
  • The Roman-Germanic Museum
  • Cologne Cathedral
  • NS Documentation Center

Important information

Recommended visiting hours

24/7 (it is recommended to have the tour before sunset)

Additional admission

The entrance fee for attractions or museums is not included

Know before you book

  • Please consider that admission fees for any museums, archaeological sites, or churches are not included.
  • This is a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone, accessible through our app. No live guide will accompany you. No VR / AR is included.
  • No live guide or meeting point provided.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Check your spam folder as well.
  • Book per device to be used, not per participant.
  • An Android (version 5.0 and later) or iOS (version 15.0 and later) smartphone is required. The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 6/6 Plus or older, iPod Touch 6th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Air 1st generation, iPad Mini 3rd generation or older.
  • You will need storage space on your phone (100-150 MB).
  • This is a city tour therefore it is wheelchair accessible, please note that some points of interest might not be wheelchair accessible.

Know before you go

  • Admission fees are not included in this product
  • Mobile signal may be weak at the site(s). Download your audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit to fully enjoy it
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well
  • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged & that you bring your earphones
  • Please wear sunscreen and a hat during the hot summer months¬†
  • Visitors are advised to wear comfortable shoes

Contributors and Bibliography

Contributors

Image Credits:

Central: © Jose A. / Flickr

Stop 1: © CEphoto, Uwe Aranas / Commons Wikimedia

Stop 2: © Raimond Spekking / Commons Wikimedia

Stop 3: © Raimond Spekking / Commons Wikimedia

Stop 4: © Jose A. / Flickr

Stop 5: © Hpschaefer www.reserv-art.de / Commons Wikimedia

Stop 6: © Laurens Lamberty / Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Foundation Corboud / Commons Wikimedia

Stop 7: © FARINA GEGENUEBER /Commons Wikimedia

Stop 8: © Grotevriendelijkereus / Flickr

Stop 9: © Raimond Spekking / Commons Wikimedia

Stop 10: © Raimond Spekking / Commons Wikimedia

Stop 11: © Pedro Szekely / Flickr

Stop 12: © Raimond Spekking / Commons Wikimedia

Download the app

To take this self-guided tour, you will need to download the Clio Muse Tours app on your iOS or Android device. Enjoy your tour!

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