Self-guided Discovery Walk in Cologne with beers, charming alleys and dwarfs
Attractions & guided tours

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

Based on 2 reviews
Free cancellation
Language: English , German
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 2 hours to 3 hours
Do this because
  • Explore Cologne during this interactive and fun discovery walk
  • Learn about the history and local stories of the city centre in a playful way
  • Solve location-based riddles to unlock directions to your next stop along the route
  • See popular sights from a different angle and discover hidden local spots
  • Receive recommendations for local activities and/or bars or restaurants from the local creator
What to expect

Want to explore Cologne in a more playful way? Local operator created this experience for other curious humans - like you. Forget your city map and instead let location-based riddles lead you through the city. On this walk, you’ll get to know Cologne in a memorable way: through learning surprising local stories, following our food and drink recommendations, admiring stunning architectural sights and… saying ‘hello’ to dwarfs and grotesque faces (if you can spot them!).

This playful walk across Cologne sharpens your senses and encourages you to appreciate the most wonderful – and often hidden – details around you. Whether you know the city or just start exploring here, this experience gives you a perspective on discovery that will inspire your curiosity wherever you go next.

Local wonders you’ll discover on this walk include:

  • The impressive Gothic Cologne Cathedral
  • The colorful Fish Market (Fischmarkt)
  • The beautiful Town Hall (Rathaus)
  • The Hahnen Gate on Rudolfplatz
  • Locals' favorite foodie spots on Aachener Street

This discovery walk is an educational and fun activity for friends, couples, families with kids, curious locals, visitors and team building. You can fully enjoy this experience of connecting with the city while staying in your own group.

Along the way, enjoy meaningful moments of discovery; explore, learn and have fun.

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What's included
  • check Private tour
  • check Map
  • check Digital guidebook
  • check Small group experience

Kardinal-Höffner-Platz, 50667 Cologne, Germany

What to remember
  • This is a self-guided city discovery experience. No guide will be waiting for you.
  • You can play in a team of 1–5 people
  • Right after booking, you receive the play link to the City Trail (sent by email)
  • This trail is available in English and German
  • The link is valid for 90 days, starting on the date you booked the activity for
  • It is strongly recommended to play during daylight hours.
  • Discover the city at your own pace, take as many breaks as you like
  • You can pause the game: once started, you have 15 days to finish
  • You need internet connection and a little data. You'll play on your browser. No app download is needed
  • Start in front of the side portal of the Roman north gate CCAA in front of the cathedral’s main entrance
  • End near Rudolfplatz
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Secret City Trails
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience



Based on 2 reviews from verified customers


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  • C&M

    From United States of America - April 2024

    Travelled as a couple


    55 - 64 years old


    Overall rated


  • Jacqui

    From United Kingdom - January 2024

    Travelled as a couple


    45 - 54 years old


    Overall rated


    Some of the clues were in German??? Road signs were non existent in some areas. Lots of work going on so areas were boarded up.