Beer House Walking Tour (Self Guided), Cologne

Beer is an important part of Germany's culture. German beer is considered among the best beer in the world due to the German Beer Purity Law, which says that the only ingredients that can be used for producing beer are water, hops and barley. In Germany there is a wide variety of beer specialties. One of them, Kolsch beer, is brewed in Cologne. Take this tour to visit the most popular beerhouses in Cologne.
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Beer House Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Beer House Walking Tour
Guide Location: Germany » Cologne (See other walking tours in Cologne)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 Km or 1.1 Miles
Author: audrey
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Gaffel am Dom
  • Fruh Brauhaus
  • Sion Brauhaus
  • Peters Brauhaus
  • Sunner im Walfisch
  • Brauerei zur Malzmuehle
Gaffel am Dom

1) Gaffel am Dom

Situated on the north side of the famous Cologne Cathedral, Gaffel am Dom is one of the most popular breweries and it sells Gaffel Kolsch beer. The brewery also sells a large variety of German sausages. Gaffel am Dom boasts with a cozy design, which in 2008 was renovated to its original appearance.
Fruh Brauhaus

2) Fruh Brauhaus

Founded by Peter Josef Früh over 100 years ago, the Fruh Brauhaus is considered one of the best breweries in Cologne. The Fruh Brauhaus also boasts a large diversity of dishes, prepared especially to be served with beer. The brewery's Kolsch lets you discover the art of traditional brewing and serving beer.
Sion Brauhaus

3) Sion Brauhaus

The Sion Brauhaus is one of Cologne's most popular beerhouses. As a traditional brewery of Cologne, the Sion Brauhaus serves Kolsch beer. The place is a comfortable one with 600 seats and a terrace. The beerhouse also hosts conferences and meetings of different types.
Peters Brauhaus

4) Peters Brauhaus

Peters Brauhaus is one of the remaining breweries still producing Kolsch in Cologne. The beerhouse is a large one, with rooms of different sizes and shapes, tables which are pine-topped, and walls decorated with beer-related panels. The beerhouse moves the beer quickly enough so that it can be served cold at their terrace too.
Sunner im Walfisch

5) Sunner im Walfisch

Sunner im Walfisch is a cozy brewery located not far from the Pfaffen brewery. The place offers a large variety of Cologne specialties and of course the German Kolsch. The Sunner im Walfisch has an impressive design, due to its high ceiling, which creates a pleasant ambiance.
Brauerei zur Malzmuehle

6) Brauerei zur Malzmuehle

Opened 150 years ago, Brewery zur Malzmühle is one of the oldest brewhouses of Cologne. The beerhouse is popular for its Mühlen Kölsch and also for the art of handmade brewing, which today is still practiced. The brewery has also a shop in its building, which sells bottles, crates and kegs of Mühlen Kölsch.

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