Explore the newly emerging beer scene in Cologne with a Local Beer Expert! Visit the best local pubs, beer gardens and breweries and enjoy a cultural tasting of 4-8 different beers and paired food. Learn about drinking culture and brewing traditions in Germany.

  • Join an exclusive Beer Tasting Tour with a 5-Stars Private Guide
  • Discover popular, regional and craft beer flavors
  • Try paired German appetizers and hot dishes
  • Visit 2-3 carefully chosen pubs, beer gardens and breweries in Cologne
  • Learn about Oktoberfest, Reinheitsgebot and Kölsch

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  • 2 - 4 hours
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  • Live GuideEnglish, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian
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Brewing in Cologne is booming and Kölsch, a style of beer originating in Cologne, is gaining fans all over the world. Join our Beer Expert on a search for the best beer in Cologne Old Town and learn about the local brewing traditions and beer styles. Experience authentic local culture!

The 2-hour tour includes a tasting of 4 different beers at 2 cozy beer venues in Cologne Old Town. This is a perfect introduction to the world of German beers, as you will have a chance to try popular and regional beer brands as well as craft beers brewed at breweries in Cologne. Your Private Guide will share interesting facts about each of the brews so that you can learn to recognize their unique characteristics. You will also discover the brewing history and serving customs associated with Kölsch – the traditional top-fermented beer, brewed according to the Reinheitsgebot, and made only in Cologne. Satisfy your thirst for tasty beer and knowledge!

The 3-hour option is a tasting of 6 different beers with paired appetizers, such as hot starters and snacks that enhance the flavors of the beer. This extended tour is a perfect activity for a funny and cultural bachelor party or a birthday celebration as your Private Guide will provide great hospitality and entertainment throughout the tour. You will experience the best the Cologne craft beer scene has to offer and get some useful tips on what to eat and see in Old Town.

Choose the 4-hour option to visit 2 amazing beer venues and 1 traditional German restaurant. This exclusive beer and food tasting tour includes a special menu of 8 different beers, including 2 regional brands and 4 craft beers, as well as paired food options that include hot dishes, meat delicacies and light appetizers. If you think that beer and sausages are a must-do when in Germany, then this tour is everything you need to experience German culture like a local!

  • Private Beer Tasting Tour at the best pubs and breweries in Cologne’s Old Town
  • Beer-Expert Guide with Official Cologne License, who is fluent in the chosen language
  • 4 beers including 1x popular, 1x regional, 2x craft beers (2-hour option)
  • 6 beers including 1x popular, 1x regional, 4x craft beers and German-style appetizers (3-hour option)
  • 8 beers including 1x popular, 2x regional, 5x craft beers and German-style snacks, appetizers and main dishes (4-hour option)
  • Additional food and drinks

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of Cologne City Hall, Rathauspl. 2, 50667 Köln, Germany Open in Google Maps

Important information

What you should know

  • Please check your email the day before the tour to receive important information
  • The amount of served beer is as follows: popular 0,5l, regional 0,5l, craft 0,2l
  • Food will be served only in 1 of the visited venues, as pubs and breweries usually don’t offer food options
  • Food tasting includes a variety of different snacks, appetizers and hot dishes. Appetizers include snacks but also simple hot starters