Beerhouses Tour in Cologne, Cologne (Self Guided)

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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Beerhouses Tour in Cologne Map

Guide Name: Beerhouses Tour in Cologne
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
Author: audrey
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Brauerei zur Malzmühle

6) Brauerei zur Malzmühle

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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Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Cologne for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Cologne has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Cologne, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.