Running Tour of Cologne

Tour Overview

Fire up your cardio and explore the city at the same time! Grab your running shoes and join us for a running & sightseeing tour through Cologne’s Altstadt and along the Rhine River. You’ll experience the major highlights while enjoying some fresh air. 

Please don’t be intimidated – this is not a race.

The running and jogging tour is completely customizable to the fitness levels of our groups. If you are a slow runner, no problem! If you are training for a marathon, also no problem. Our guides can adjust the length and speed to accommodate all types of runners. 

Important Features

Art of Touring Destination Management

Running or jogging tour format

Art of Touring Destination Management

Offered throughout the year, 7 days a week

Art of Touring Destination Management

Flexible starting point around city center

Art of Touring Destination Management

Guests should bring their own running equipment


Cologne Cathedral

This is THE attraction to see in Cologne, so naturally our running tour will stop at the stunning Cathedral. Admire the gothic style and detailed towers. 

Rhine River Banks

Enjoy Cologne’s unique architecture and skyline from the banks of Germany’s most important river. A beautiful running path lines both sides of the Rhine. 

Hohenzollern Bridge

Cross the mighty Rhine river on Cologne’s most iconic rail & pedestrian bridge. You’ll notice thousands of colorful padlocks symbolizing eternal love.

Details About Running Tour of Cologne


Depending on the arrival and timing of the client, this tour can be adjusted in 30 minute increments. It is most often offered in a 60 minute format, but it can be shortened or extended to meet your individual requests.

30 Mins to 2 Hours

Adjustable to client needs


Art of Touring has guides who speak many different languages. Most commonly, we offer English, German or Spanish tours, but other languages can be made available upon request.


Language preference based on client request

Starting Location

This tour can start from many different locations, depending on the needs of the client. Most of the time, it will begin at a cruise dock along the Rhine River or at the Gereonstrasse bus station. Location can be easily adjusted to accommodate client needs.


Typically Rhine banks or Gereonstrasse

Running Distance

Designed to be inclusive of various fitness levels, the length and distance of our running and jogging tour is completely customizable. We will ask you about your needs during the booking process. Our guides can easily adjust the speed to accommodate all types of runners. 

5 -10 km

Minimal hills or elevation change


Each of our tour guides takes a slightly different approach to their running tours of Cologne. They highlight unique stories and perspectives, giving each tour an individual flair. Unless otherwise requested, most of the jogging & running tours will run along the Rhine River because there is a great path to follow. 


Featured highlights and varied individual stops


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Running Tour of Cologne?

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