With our passion for Cologne and its local beer specialty Kölsch, we want to take you on a journey to our favorite brewhouses in town. Become part of the Crew and try different Kölsch brands and learn why we love Kölsch so much! We spontaneously adapt every single tour to the group, so we can truly say: Our Cologne - Your tour!

  Discover the unique local beer culture

   Learn why we love Kölsch so much

  Make new friends

Meet our Team!

Our team consists of people from different countries, with different professional backgrounds and different ages. But what we all got in common is our love for Cologne and beer!

We consider it a strength, that each of our team members has his or her unique approach to the tour, because only like that we can all be authentic. Of course our biggest aim is to give you the best possible experience in our home town!

Michael

Founder & Tour guide

Hey,
I'm Michael and I am the founder of The Kölsch Crew! I love my hometown Cologne and its beer specialty Kölsch. I love travelling and meeting people from all over the world. So what's better than combining all that?

I'm looking forward to welcome you on one of my tours!

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Anci

Tour Guide

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Ariane

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Betty

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Larissa

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Ross

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Theresa

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Zoe

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Frequently Asked Questions

This is highly recommended! Our public tours only take place, when the minimum of 2 guests is reached. When that minimum is reached, online bookings are possible until almost last minute.
For all our Old Town Tours, the meeting point is right next to the tram stop Heumarkt (please do not mix it up with Neumarkt!). For all our Southern Old Town Tours, the meeting point is inside the old city gate Severinstorburg at Chlodwigplatz. Tours generally end maximum 5 minutes walking distance from the meeting point. For private tours, we can arrange individual meeting points. Just ask us!
Our regular public tours take a minimum of two hours. Please inform your guide, if you need the tour to finish on time. We can provide private tours at almost any length. Please select your desired option while booking the tour. The total walking distance on the tour is about 1km (10-15 minutes).
Yes, our tours run rain and shine! Please check the weather forecast and bring appropriate clothing. On nice days, we will try to get seating on the patio.
Yes, per guest, 4 Kölsch beers (regular size: 0.2 liters/approx. 7 oz) are included. (It might be a different amount for individual tours, but we will make sure, everything is clear!)
Sure, that is possible! If you want to drink more than the included beers, the guide will make that possible. Extra beers are affordable (depending on the pub usually less than 2 euros). If you want your guide to join extra rounds, feel free to invite her or him for a drink
Well, what is the point in going on a beer tour if you are not? Of course, the traditional pubs and brew houses serve soft drinks and wine, even though they don’t like it. Those drinks are more expensive than beer (yes, even water and soft drinks!), so we unfortunately cannot include them. But you can certainly trade your beer with other guests!
Unfortunately, we cannot bring you to the actual breweries. Some breweries offer tours, but they are likely to be sold out months ahead. We will bring you to brew houses and traditional pubs, so that you can enjoy the consumer side of our beer culture. This is actually, what is the main point about beer in Cologne! You can visit breweries anywhere in the world and they don’t really look that much different from each other. Many of the places we bring you to are (former) breweries.
The minimum age is 18. Minors can join the tour accompanying their parents.
You are more than welcome! However, as we have a minimum of 2 guests per tour, you can only book, if a certain availability already has other bookings on it!