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Guided Brewery Walking Tour in Cologne

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  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Visitors unfamiliar with Cologne’s unusual brewhouse etiquette may find themselves confused by the system. On this brewhouse tour, find out how the ordering process works and—crucially—how to indicate you’ve had your fill. Visit four traditional brewhouses with a guide, savoring a glass of kölsch—Cologne’s signature beer style—at each.
  • Compare and contrast kölsch from four different producers
  • Learn about local beer-drinking customs from your guide
  • Socialize with fellow beer aficionados
  • Get tips on other spots to try after your tour

What's Included

  • Exclusive insight to our favorite brewhouses
  • Alcoholic Beverages

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Kiosk Am Heumarkt
    Heumarkt 39, 50667 Köln, Germany

    The meeting point is in front of the small corner store ("Kiosk") between the tram tracks and Ice Cream United

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 6 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitisation during Guided Brewery Walking Tour in Cologne?

A:The policy on sanitisation is:
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Guided Brewery Walking Tour in Cologne?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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Traveller Tips

Highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to learn to drink like a local!
165 reviews
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The stroll for beer
Mike_P, Aug 2022
Loved hearing the stories and traditions of an old way of life. And the beer. Long may they last... Great time meeting people from all over
Great intro to Koln with excellent guide
jonathanadair73, Jul 2022
Zoe was a great host. We went to four contrasting beer halls and tried different Kolsch. Recommended way to spend an evening in Cologne and meet different people. Wish we had time to go back for food in the first place. It looked incredible.
Great way to find some nice places for a kolsch!
Grant_F, Jul 2022
Really lovely afternoon. Zoey the guide was brilliant and really knowledgeable about the history of kolsch in koln. Definitely worthwhile!
Alain_S, Jul 2022
I was solo traveling. I enjoyed the tour. The guide was good and the group was friendly. I recommend it
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great brewery tour in Cologne!
Dina_S, Jun 2022
Super fun time and reasonably priced. We stopped at four breweries and enjoyed a glass of kolsch at each. We learned about the customs surrounding the beer scene in Cologne and enjoyed a leisurely stroll through the city. Our guide, wish I could remember her name, was fantastic. She answered every question asked and was funny and friendly. Would highly recommend this tour.
Gos but could be better
Marshall_S, Jun 2022
Ross was great. Recommendations. 1. Have a table ready and reserved at brewery or restaurant where visiting 2. Have the beer included into price of tour. Not a good time with paying at each brewery
Ross was great! We learnt...
Kiran_M, Jun 2022
Ross was great! We learnt a lot about local culture and history and had a few beer. Would definitely recommend
Greatest Cologne Experience Ever!
Daniel_D, Jun 2022
Zoe was a great guide for this bar crawl. We met a variety of people and became friends with the other groups instantly. My friends and I are now wanting to do another bar crawl if we ever come back. Shout out to Zoe and the Kolsch Crew!
Fun Time - worth it for sure.
PAUL_F, May 2022
Great time, visited 4 pubs, met great people and hung out until midnight! The wine festival was in Cologne so the pubs were very busy but the guide got us in.
Raise for Zoe
Stefan_G, May 2022
Zoe was an amazing guide. Her knowledge of each establishment is astounding. I highly recommend her for management and she deserves triple her salary.
A very fun, affordable tour.
RWW, May 2022
Our guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. She got our entire group involved in the fun and conversations.
The fact that the guide...
Jacques_J, May 2022
The fact that the guide introduced us to a few memorable Brauhauses - which we wouldn’t have entered without her guidance. Very special indeed.
Great intro to Kölsch beer
Jassiel_C, Feb 2022
This was a really great tour provided by Michael. In a span of two hours we were able to go to 4 traditional Kölsch beer places and non of then disappointed. In addition Michael provided great anecdotes about the history of Cologne and Kölsch beer.
Micheal was the best...
Max_S, Feb 2022
Micheal was the best guide we could have asked for, a fascinating, funny, and boozy afternoon on a cold day in cologne is exactly what was needed and the tour provided that exactly. A must do for anyone visiting cologne!
The beer and some history...
Per_B, Nov 2021
The beer and some history about the place we visit and about Colongen. The guide was very nice and knowledgeable.
Great way to learn about the local kolsch!
Nick_W, Oct 2021
Very knowledgable, and good mix of different kolsch. Definitely try the malt beer, unlike anything else.
Had a great time
Ben_M, Sept 2021
A great tour giving you an insight to German beer and drinking culture, we visited places we would never have gone to without the tour, very informative and had a great time, a definite must !
Fantastic Beer Tour!
Sara_B, Jul 2021
We had the most amazing time touring Cologne and tasting various Kölsch with Michael. He was engaging, knowledgeable, and flexible. We were able to go with the flow and take a little longer at some stops. Hands down one of the best, if not the best, beer tours we’ve ever taken. Highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to learn to drink like a local!
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Thank you so much, Sara! It was a great evening with you and Joe!
Great Tour!
Ben_K, Jul 2021
The tour with Zoe was awesome! She was extremely friendly and knowledgeable, and happy to cater the tour to our interests and questions, sharing facts and history about beer and Cologne in general. It was great to have a local show us around and not feel quite so lost for a few hours!
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Thank you so much for your nice review! Zoe had a lot of fun with you! Cheers, Michael
Interesting beer tour
kevin_m, Feb 2020
Zoe was are tour guide , there were only 3 off us on this tour , myself and a mother and daughter from Ireland Zoe was very friendly and gave us loads of interesting facts about the history of beer in cologne and the brewery houses We were taken to 4 different beer houses , and tried a different klosh in each It was pity there wasn’t more of on this tour , but being in the middle of February, I can understand why If you like beer , then do this tour and hope you get Zoe as your guide


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