The Legendary Kölsch Brewery Tour

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Our tour is a special look at what makes Cologne's Kölsch culture so special. While be led by our enthuasiastic guides, who double as passionate Kölsch consumers, you'll get more than just an idea of the beer, but also an idea of what makes Cologne tick behind the scenes and why our beer and our people are tied together. On the Legendary Kölsch Tour, you'll experience the best our beer, our stories and the people that made them possible.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Freewalk Cologne

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Heumarkt

The meeting point of our tour where will conduct some brief introductions of Cologne in one of the main squares of our city!

Duration: 10 minutes

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We’ll begin our journey into beer tasting here with our first Kölsch of the evening, learning about the traditions of Cologne’s beers and the rules associated with drinking it. We’ll also learn about more about the famous brewery where the Mühlen Kölsch is brewed and which famous American became part of its story.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Gross St. Martin

A brief look at one of the most important Churches on Cologne's skyline.

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At Peters Brauhaus, you’ll discover our arch-rival in brewing tradition (and more), learn about those caretakers of our beer and their unique mindsets, and sample our second included Kölsch of the evening.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By:

It would be a wasted trip to Cologne’s Old Town if we didn’t explore a little of its bizarre and interesting history. We’ll tell a few anecdotes about the past of Cologne to give you a better feel of how we are (and always have been) as a city.

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Our last stop of the evening, at this bierhaus, we will drink our last Kölsch of the night (or the first of many at our last brewery). Following a tasting of the Päffgen Kölsch, we’ll decide our favorites and learn about the folk hero of beer that oversees the bar.

Duration: 30 minutes

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Learning about where to drink and how much to pay is essential to understanding Kölsch. While experiencing the largest brewery in Cologne’s Altstadt, we’ll do just that and of course have the chance to sample a Kölsch.

Duration: 20 minutes

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On our second stop of the evening, you’ll have the chance to sample what by many is considered the oldest Kölsch in Cologne. Here we’ll learn about the strict brewing process that created our beer, the regulations it still must follow and follow the debate over who is allowed to even brew a Kölsch in the first place.

Duration: 20 minutes
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