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Visitors can see Cologne's best attractions with a Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city on the Rhine in a convertible bus - a pleasant open-top ride in good weather in complete comfort.

13 stops offer the opportunity to design an individual journey of discovery in Cologne. You can enjoy the whole tour or just hop on and off at any stop along the route and rejoin the tour on one of the next buses, experiencing a fascinating mix of arts, culture and shopping.



Boat trips

A boat trip on the Rhine is an absolute must do, as much as the Cologne Cathedral and the »Kölsch« beer, for the amazing panoramic view of the city. One can choose among three shipping companies to set sail.
Colonia Weber Fahrgastschiffe ships set anchor from beneath Hohenzollernbrücke, bridge to the zoo and the borough of Mülheim. KölnTourist boats start alike from beneath Hohenzollernbrücke to end in the borough of Rodenkirchen, a former fishing village off the city gates. Last but not least, the cruises of the KD Deutsche Rheinschiffahrt company land between Deutzer and Hohenzollernbrücke bridges to make their passengers acquainted with the beautiful Rhine vista unfolding from South Bridge to Zoo Bridge.

In the air

The cable car, Cologne's safest form of transport, offers the most attractive bird's eye view of the city, on a leisurely trip across »Old Father Rhine« to admire the city's fascinating panorama. Especially for a family trip a fascinating possibility: Take off with the cable car and then wander around the zoo or walk through the Rhinepark.
Enjoying a romantic sunset for two up in the air or shooting star-quality photos of the famous skyline tourists can discover Cologne from a whole new angle!


Cologne on wheels

Tourism highlights on three wheels are provided in Cologne by rickshaw taxis: A half-hour tour of the city by bike with commentary about the city's history can be organised; longer trips are naturally also on offer. Many companies - from Koelnmesse to television broadcasters - have discovered the environmentally-friendly offer, which is still somewhat exotic for Germany, as a service for their clients and guests. Providing the weather is fine, picnic, champagne, and wedding tours guarantee an unforgettable experience, even for non-romantics.
A city exploring tour with so-called Segways is an even more exotic possibility. The self-balancing electric transportation device is provided with complex technical equipment. Users move the almost noiseless and environmentally-friendly single-axle vehicle by leaning forward or backward. This extraordinary operating mode allows for two persons to explore Cologne during a 1.5-hour tour together with an instructor. Short breaks are made to explain attractions or to take pictures.

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