City tour through Cologne

Discover the vibrant metropolis on the Rhine

Cathedral and carnival - that's what people first associate with Cologne. But did you know that Cologne has had city rights for almost 2,000 years or that Cologne is of international importance in the chemical, automotive and media sectors?

Join us on a 90-minute tour of the vibrant metropolis on the Rhine and learn more about the eventful history of the city, its clubs and personalities. We will drive past many of the city's highlights, including the cathedral, the historic city wall, the banks of the Rhine including the Rheinauhafen, the zoo and the Mediapark.

During the tour, you have the opportunity to leave the bus at one of our 14 stops, explore the surrounding highlights on foot or visit one of Cologne's many museums and simply hop on the next bus - HopOn-HopOff makes it possible.



Book your ticket online here


Timetable

Boarding and alighting

daily
01 Cathedral
Burgmauer / Tourist-Info
10:00 / 10:30 / 11:00 / 11:30 / 12:00 / 12:30 / 13:00 / 13:30 / 14:00 / 14:30 / 15:00 / 15:30 / 16:00 / 16:30 / 17:00
02 Old Town
Markmannsgasse / KD jetty
10:08 / 10:38 / 11:08 / 11:38 / 12:08 / 12:38 / 13:08 / 13:38 / 14:08 / 14:38 / 15:08 / 15:38 / 16:08 / 16:38 / 17:08
03 Gürzenich
Hard Rock Cafe / in front of Deiters
10:10 / 10:40 / 11:10 / 11:40 / 12:10 / 12:40 / 13:10 / 13:40 / 14:10 / 14:40 / 15:10 / 15:40 / 16:10 / 16:40 / 17:10
04 Rothgerberbach
KVB stop / water tower
10:15 / 10:45 / 11:15 / 11:45 / 12:15 / 12:45 / 13:15 / 13:45 / 14:15 / 14:45 / 15:15 / 15:45 / 16:15 / 16:45 / 17:15
05 Chlodwigplatz
Ubierring No. 12 / KVB stop
10:20 / 10:50 / 11:20 / 11:50 / 12:20 / 12:50 / 13:20 / 13:50 / 14:20 / 14:50 / 15:20 / 15:50 / 16:20 / 16:50 / 17:20
06 Chocolate Museum
Rheinauhafen
10:30 / 11:00 / 11:30 / 12:00 / 12:30 / 13:00 / 13:30 / 14:00 / 14:30 / 15:00 / 15:30 / 16:00 / 16:30 / 17:00 / 17:30
07 Triangle tower
Bf. Deutz Auenweg
10:38 / 11:08 / 11:38 / 12:08 / 12:38 / 13:08 / 13:38 / 14:08 / 14:38 / 15:08 / 15:38 / 16:08 / 16:38 / 17:08 / 17:38
08 Lanxess Arena
Gummersbacher Str. / KVB stop
10:48 / 11:18 / 11:48 / 12:18 / 12:48 / 13:18 / 13:48 / 14:18 / 14:48 / 15:18 / 15:48 / 16:18 / 16:48 / 17:18 / 17:48
09 Odysseum / Köln Arcaden
Corintostr. / KVB stop
10:52 / 11:22 / 11:52 / 12:22 / 12:52 / 13:22 / 13:52 / 14:22 / 14:52 / 15:22 / 15:52 / 16:22 / 16:52 / 17:22 / 17:52
10 Zoo / Flora
Stammheimer Weg
11:00 / 11:30 / 12:00 / 12:30 / 13:00 / 13:30 / 14:00 / 14:30 / 15:00 / 15:30 / 16:00 / 16:30 / 17:00 / 17:30 / 18:00
11 Eigelstein
Ebertplatz / Theodor-Heuss-Ring 9
11:07 / 11:37 / 12:07 / 12:37 / 13:07 / 13:37 / 14:07 / 14:37 / 15:07 / 15:37 / 16:07 / 16:37 / 17:07 / 17:37 / 18:07
12 Mediapark
Gladbacher Str. 1
11:14 / 11:44 / 12:14 / 12:44 / 13:14 / 13:44 / 14:14 / 14:44 / 15:14 / 15:44 / 16:14 / 16:44 / 17:14 / 17:44 / 18:14
13 Friesenplatz
KVB stop
11:18 / 11:48 / 12:18 / 12:48 / 13:18 / 13:48 / 14:18 / 14:48 / 15:18 / 15:48 / 16: 18 / 16:48 / 17:18 / 17:48 / 18:18

14 Neumarkt
Cäcilienstraße / Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum

11:23 / 11:53 / 12:23 / 12:53 / 13:23 / 13:53 / 14:23 / 14:53 / 15:23 / 15:53 / 16:23 / 16:53 / 17:23 / 17:53 / 18:23
Arrival Dom11:30 / 12:00 / 12:30 / 13:00 / 13:30 / 14:00 / 14:30 / 15:00 / 15:30 / 16:00 / 16:30 / 17:00 / 17:30 / 18:00 / 18:30

No sightseeing tours: Weiberfastnacht, Carnival Sunday, Rose Monday, CSD Parade, Marathon, Christmas (24.12. & 25.12)

Where is the bus?

Where is the next bus? Click on the picture and we will show you where the next bus is (the display is updated every 30 seconds).

Prices

HopOn-HopOff - valid for 24 hours

adults20 €
Children (4-13 years)5 € **

1 accompanying person free for people with a "B" disabled person's pass.

 

HopOn-HopOff incl. KD boat ticket - valid for 24 hours*

adults29 €
Children (4-13 years)12 € **

* The validity period of the tickets refers to the bus trip - the boat tour (60 minutes) can only be taken once

** Only possible in combination with a full-paying adult


"Red" and "yellow" double-deckers

We use red and yellow double-deckers for you on our city tour. Of course you can board any of these buses.

 


Our route


City tour of Cologne incl. - boat tour

Would you like to see Cologne's city panorama not only from the land, but also from the water? Then our combined ticket is just the thing for you. Round off your HopOn HopOff tour with a 60-minute city tour from the water. This will give you a completely different view of Cologne's beautiful Rhine panorama. During the boat trip, you can of course enjoy a range of culinary delights.

Our partner Köln-Düsseldorfer offers you panoramic boat trips along the banks of the Rhine several times a day.

To take part in the boat trip, please present yourself at the Köln-Düsseldorfer sales point below the Hohenzollern Bridge (Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer, Landebrücke 8). On presentation of your combined ticket, you will receive your ticket for the boat tour and information as to whether there is still capacity for your desired trip. As it is essential that you register at the point of sale, we recommend that you book your trip well in advance.

The current departure times of the KD ships can be found under the following link:

KD-Schiffahrt Köln timetable


Route, highlights and sights

01 Cologne Cathedral
Tourist Information

Central Station, Cologne Tourism, Cathedral Forum, Cathedral Treasury, Roman-Germanic Museum, Museum Ludwig, Philharmonic Hall, Musical Cathedral, Museum of Applied Arts
02 Old Town
Markmannsgasse
Old Town, Hänneschen Theater, KD landing stage, Groß St. Martin, Martinsviertel, Altermarkt, Heumarkt, Deutzer Brücke,
03 Gürzenich
Hard Rock Cafe
Gürzenich, Deiters carnival store, Hard Rock Cafe

04 Neumarkt
Cäcilienstr. / Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum

Neumarkt, Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum, Weltstadthaus, Agrippabad

05 Rothgerberbach
Water tower

Rothgerberbach, water tower, Barbarossaplatz, St. Panthaleon

06 Chlodwigplatz
Ubierring no. 12

Chlodwigplatz, Severinstor, Ubierring, Fringsviertel
07 Chocolate Museum
Rheinauhafen
Chocolate Museum, Sport and Olympia Museum, Rheinauhafen, Crane Houses, St. Maria in Lyskirchen, Malakoff Tower, Mustard Mill
08 Triangelturm
Deutz station Auenweg
Deutz railroad station, Ottoplatz, Triangelturm, Rheinpark, RTL, Köln Messe
09 Lanxess Arena
KEC-Haie
Gummersbacher Str.
Lanxess Arena (Henkelmännchen), KEC training hall,
10 Odysseum / Köln Arcaden
Corintostrasse
Odysseum House of Knowledge, Köln Arcaden, police station
11 Zoo / Flora
Stammheimer Weg
Zoo, aquarium, flora, botanical garden, Cologne cable car, sculpture park, wine museum
12 Eigelstein
Ebertplatz Theodor-Heuss-Ring
Agnesviertel, Eigelsteintor, Ebertplatz, Hansa high-rise, Saturn
13 Mediapark
Gladbacher Str. 1
Mediapark, Köln Turm, Cinedom cinema, Tanzarchiv, Agata Museum, St. Gereonskirche, Kaiserwilhelmring, Stadtgarten
14 Friesenplatz
KVB stop
Friesenplatz, Köln Carre', Friesenstraße, Hohenzollernring

Info & bookings

KölnTourismus GmbH
Tel: 0221 - 34 6 43 - 0
Fax: 0221 - 34 6 43 - 59 4 29
E-mail: info@koelntourismus.de

  • By the bus driver
  • Old Town kiosk Markmannsgasse
  • In many hotels
  • KD sales outlets