Our classic for solo travelers, couples and small groups
Discover Cologne’s old town on our classic beer hall tour. Our entertaining guides will lead you through four traditional brewpubs, where you will have the opportunity to taste different types of Kölsch. Meanwhile, your guide will tell you interesting facts about Kölsch, Cologne and the people of Cologne, and you may even have the chance to meet new friends.
Tip: Many German speaking guests choose our English speaking tour to meet people from all over the world!
What awaits you?
On this tour we will visit four beer halls in Cologne’s old town, each of which has its own history and around which many tales revolve. You will get to know the “Köbes” and understand why it is important to stand well with him. You’ll also learn how to stop getting new Kölsch when you’ve had enough, because Cologne brewpubs are all about stopping the supply when you’ve had enough.
Of course, a tour around Kölsch should not be without background knowledge about this special type of beer! Where can Kölsch be brewed? What distinguishes it from other German and international beers? Is it top or bottom fermented? Why was it invented? And why is it drunk from these small glasses?
Each of our guides has a unique style, prefers different brewpubs and has different stories to tell. We believe that this is what makes the tour truly authentic! Since we have no contract with any brewery, we are completely free in our selection and can present you the beer halls and Kölsch brands that we like best.
Here is another selection of houses that could be visited on the tour:
- Bierhaus am Rhein
- Bierhaus en d’r Salzgass
- Brauerei zur Malzmühle
- Brauereiausschank Pfaffen
- Brauhaus Sion
- Dom im Stapelhaus
- Früh am Dom
- Gaffel am Dom
- Gilden im Zims
- Peters Brauhaus
- Sünner im Walfisch
Why are the tours offered without included drinks?
We pay the same price as everyone else in every brewpub. By including the drinks we incur additional costs, which we of course have to pass on. Compared to the old option, where 4 Kölsch were included, you can enjoy one more Kölsch for the same price.