The Secrets of Cologne

32.00

See Cologne’s main sights in a different way, wander the centre’s narrow streets, explore quiet courtyards and end in a vibrant area filled with cosy bars and restaurants where you’ll be surrounded by locals. While you solve our 16 cryptic clues, you’ll unlock stories and recommendations all across the city. 

This city discovery game is played through our web app. All you need to do is open the link you receive after purchase (check your spam/promotions folder!) in your smartphone’s browser (data needed). The cryptic level of the clues is easy-medium. This route covers approximately 5km and typically takes 2-3 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit, so enjoy your discoveries along the way.

The price for the trail is 32.00 euros per team. We recommended playing with 1-5 people per team.

You can play one trail per user at a time. You can share your unique link with your teammates so everyone can see the clues. Only one player (the team captain!) should be submitting the answers. If you run out of battery, someone else on the team can continue submitting the answers using the same link.

Description

How Does It Work?

  • Start location & playing times: The Secrets of Cologne route starts in front of the side portal of the Roman north gate CCAA in front of the cathedral’s main entrance, between 9:00-18:00, every day of the week, 7 days a week.
  • Playing the game: To start playing open the link, that you received upon purchase, in your phone’s browser. Then, simply press the Start button to start solving the first clue. As soon as you hit Start, the clock starts ticking.
  • Solving the riddles: Solve the 16 clues by typing the answers in the text box and tap the tick button to submit your answer. Most answers are made up of one word only or a number – there are a few exceptions.
  • Hints: If you need a little help, ask for a hint. Hints will get you nearer to the location where you can find the answer to your clue. Note there’s only one hint per clue. Each hint you ask for will add 10mins ‘penalty time’ to your overall time.
  • Skipping riddles: In case you’d like to skip a clue/riddle without solving it and want to receive the next one, press ‘Skip this clue’. We recommend asking for a hint before you skip a clue to make sure you are near the right spot to continue from. Skipping a clue adds 20mins ‘penalty time’ to your overall time.
  • End location: The route ends near Rudolfplatz, close to some lovely local spots for German beers, wine and bites – or even dinner!

And just so you know,

  • You (the team captain) can always close and reopen your unique link in your phone’s browser – and you can continue playing where you left off until one week after starting the game.
  • While most teams take between 2-3 hours to play this trail around Cologne there is no time limit on completing this route, so take your time and enjoy your discoveries.
  • This route includes two breaks near lovely spots for a coffee, drink or bite, we don’t take any commission for recommending these places, we just believe they add something to the experience.

Hear and read what recent players said about our trails here.

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