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Social Evening

There is the possibility to participate in one of the following guided tours, each starting at 5.45 pm, November 29.

1. Round tour through Cologne's historic city - Local Characters, Anecdotes and Specialities

  • Start and meeting point: 5.45 pm at Service-Center Köln Tourismus, across the main entrance of Cologne Cathedral
  • Duration: appr. 90 minutes
  • Maximum number of people: 25 persons per guided tour (two tours will be offered: one in English, one in German)
  • Languages: German and English
  • Important note: The tour can be arranged for people with disabilities; please contact the coordination office until 28 November 2017 at the latest.

Listen to typical Cologne stories and anecdotes to make you chuckle and think. Experience “Cologne Pure” on our walk through the Old Town with its rich traditions. You will hear what stories the people of Cologne still have to tell about typical Cologne characters and maybe you will even meet some contemporary ones.

2. On the roof of the Cologne Cathedral

  • Start and meeting point: 5.45 pm at the main entrance (middle door) of the Cologne Cathedral
  • Duration: appr. 90 minutes
  • Maximum number of people: 17
  • Language: German
  • Important note: participants must be free from giddiness; use of elevator can not be guarnteed, in that case appr. 240 steps must be overcome.

The Cathedral is a completed Gothic cathedral. However, not all components come from the Middle Ages. The completion of the dome took place during the industrial revolution. Nowhere is this clearer than in a guided tour over the roofs of the cathedral. Do you expect a historic wooden truss? Let yourself be surprised by a filigree iron construction that is older than the Eiffel Tower. Explore tower rooms with depots and workshops of the Dombauhütte, high above the city. And let yourself be overwhelmed by one of the most spectacular views Cologne has to offer.

The participants are divided into one of the two guided tours on site. The costs for the guided tours are borne by Geoverbund ABC/J.

From 7:30 pm we have reserved several tables in the Brauhaus Früh (address: Am Hof 12-18, 50667 Köln; 2 minutes south of Cologne Cathedral, vis-à-vis Roncolliplatz). There you can end the evening on a self-pay basis. Meals and drinks may be selected from the à la carte menu. Please note that the payment of the consumption account will be settled by each guest individually in cash and that an ec or credit card payment is not possible at the Früh. Reservation name: Geoverbund ABC/J / Dr. Daniel Felten.

Please register for the evening event as part of the registration by clicking on the appropriate box. If you need to cancel your particiaption for the social evening again, we ask for a timely cancellation, not later than 28 November 2017. In that case please contact the coordination office.