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Cologne: Highlights & Hidden Gems (English)

created by FransGame creator and owner of Secret City Trails
80 reviews

30,00 per group (1-5 people)

Play anytime within the next 3 months

Want to explore Cologne in a more playful way? Our co-founders, Kristina and Wendy, created this experience for other curious humans – like you. Forget your city map and instead let location-based riddles lead you through the city. On this walk, you’ll get to know Cologne in a memorable way: through learning surprising local stories, following our food and drink recommendations, admiring stunning architectural sights and… saying ‘hello’ to dwarfs and grotesque faces (if you can spot them!).
This playful walk across Cologne sharpens your senses and encourages you to appreciate the most wonderful – and often hidden – details around you. Whether you know the city or just start exploring here, this experience gives you a perspective on discovery that will inspire your curiosity wherever you go next.
Note: Along the route, you might find some construction work and it can affect your experience. Cities are unpredictable but we think it is possible to still have a great time! 🙂 

We know you’ll love our experiences, but if this is your first, rest assured - you can solve up to three riddles and still get a full refund, or in case of the Wonder Walks - all subscription plans come with one week free trial. See our T&Cs here.

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16 riddles.
2 – 3 hours. 3 – 4 km.

Start in front of the side portal of the Roman north gate CCAA in front of the cathedral’s main entrance.
End near Rudolfplatz.

Local wonders you’ll discover on this walk include:
The impressive Gothic Cologne Cathedral.
The colourful Fish Market (Fischmarkt).
The beautiful Town Hall (Rathaus).
The Hahnen Gate on Rudolfplatz.
Our favourite local foodie spots on Aachener Street.

Play 7 days a week.


You’ll receive an email with a link to your game. The link to the game is valid up to 3 months after the purchase. By tapping the play button your game magically opens in your phone’s browser. No downloads. Super easy.

If it rains, take a break and wait for some sunshine, you can continue where you left off, or share the email with your teammates in case you run out of battery.

We recommend playing in a team of 1-5 people.

Check our frequently asked questions or read our terms & conditions.

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1. Choose your game

All our trails are created by locals. Buy the one that intrigues you the most. After the purchase, you’ll receive a link to your game via email.

2. Ready, set, go!

Go to the game’s starting location indicated in the email (play anytime up to 3 months from the purchase). Tap the Play button and the game will magically open in your phone's browser!

3. Find secrets

With each riddle solved, new cryptic directions will take you from one hidden gem to the next. You’ll unlock local stories and recommendations on your way too!

4. Win!

Play for the fastest time and get listed on our leaderboard. Or, take your time and share your best adventure photo using #secretcitytrails. Both might lead to a free game!

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