Cologne Paffgen Kolsch brewery Excursion Reviews

Kolsch beer is a practically a way of life in Cologne, Germany and Paffgen Kolsch Brewery is known as one of its oldest and most well-known makers. If you love beer, visit the brewery for a distinctly German meal and a taste of the legendary Kolsch.
Enjoyed the tour...beer delicious!
Sail Date: April 2019
Enjoyed the tour...beer delicious!
Enjoyed the tour...beer delicious! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: AmaWaterways
Our tour guide made this special and the beer was great as was the dinner.
Sail Date: April 2018
Our tour guide made this special and the beer was great as was the dinner. Loved the underground club we went t also..
Our tour guide made this special and the beer was great as was the dinner. Loved the underground club we went t also.. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Thoroughly enjoyed the beer and music.
Sail Date: April 2018
Thoroughly enjoyed the beer and music.
Thoroughly enjoyed the beer and music. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
This was one of our favorite excursions!
Sail Date: December 2017
This was one of our favorite excursions! Our tour guide, Ute, was brilliant, funny, engaging and we'll simply remember her for a lifetime. She provided an overview of the Cathedral, walking tour with history of Cologne with ... Read More
This was one of our favorite excursions! Our tour guide, Ute, was brilliant, funny, engaging and we'll simply remember her for a lifetime. She provided an overview of the Cathedral, walking tour with history of Cologne with little-known facts, and took us to three distinct breweries. When the third was closed, we told her it was okay (we already had a blast with her, having tasted two great Kolsch beers), but she instantaneously found a solution and knew of an alternate brew house we could visit and got us in (30+ people, on Christmas Eve!). It was an amazing day... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal River Cruises
Excellent food and history of the brewery, and of course nice Kolsch beer tastings.
Sail Date: October 2017
Excellent food and history of the brewery, and of course nice Kolsch beer tastings.
Excellent food and history of the brewery, and of course nice Kolsch beer tastings. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
We did the dinner and Kolsch beer tour- it was wonderful!
Sail Date: September 2017
We did the dinner and Kolsch beer tour- it was wonderful! We had so much on this tour and our guide was awesome! One of the highlights of our trip!
We did the dinner and Kolsch beer tour- it was wonderful! We had so much on this tour and our guide was awesome! One of the highlights of our trip! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Our favorite excursion.
Sail Date: August 2017
Our favorite excursion. We started for dinner and went to 4 different kolsch brewhauses. Our guide had a story for every place we went to. There were only about 15 people on our tour, and the small groups really make it enjoyable. We ... Read More
Our favorite excursion. We started for dinner and went to 4 different kolsch brewhauses. Our guide had a story for every place we went to. There were only about 15 people on our tour, and the small groups really make it enjoyable. We thought it would be too much food or beer, but it was just right. You just have to learn how to put your hand or your coaster on top of your kolsch glass to be able to time your tastings. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
The Kolsch Beer function was fun and the potato pancakes were wonderful.
Sail Date: June 2017
The Kolsch Beer function was fun and the potato pancakes were wonderful.
The Kolsch Beer function was fun and the potato pancakes were wonderful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: AmaWaterways
Great beer and delicious potato pancakes--yummy!!
Sail Date: June 2017
Great beer and delicious potato pancakes--yummy!!
Great beer and delicious potato pancakes--yummy!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: AmaWaterways
What a fun night!
Sail Date: May 2017
What a fun night! Our guide was wonderful.
What a fun night! Our guide was wonderful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Had a typical German dinner and tasting of Kolsh beer.
Sail Date: April 2017
Had a typical German dinner and tasting of Kolsh beer. Also visited 3 other place to taste their beers.
Had a typical German dinner and tasting of Kolsh beer. Also visited 3 other place to taste their beers. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Pub-crawl starting with dinner at the Paffgen brewery and passing through another three ...
Sail Date: October 2016
Pub-crawl starting with dinner at the Paffgen brewery and passing through another three bars/breweries before the night was done. Excellent food and beer and a delightful tour guide.
Pub-crawl starting with dinner at the Paffgen brewery and passing through another three bars/breweries before the night was done. Excellent food and beer and a delightful tour guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Great Kolsch brewery tour.
Sail Date: October 2016
Great Kolsch brewery tour. Local beer enthusiast was our guide and he was very knowledgeable about the local Kolsch beer. We even had amber Kolsch and hoppy Kolsch that taste almost like an IPA.
Great Kolsch brewery tour. Local beer enthusiast was our guide and he was very knowledgeable about the local Kolsch beer. We even had amber Kolsch and hoppy Kolsch that taste almost like an IPA. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Great food and drink
Sail Date: October 2016
Great food and drink
Great food and drink Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
We had a taste of beer and a pork lock for dinner which seemed so huge in our plates.
Sail Date: August 2016
We had a taste of beer and a pork lock for dinner which seemed so huge in our plates.
We had a taste of beer and a pork lock for dinner which seemed so huge in our plates. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
One of the the most memorable tours on the trip.
Sail Date: August 2016
One of the the most memorable tours on the trip. Guide (Oule?) was engaging, informative and funny.
One of the the most memorable tours on the trip. Guide (Oule?) was engaging, informative and funny. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Pork knuckle was a bit of a challenge!!
Sail Date: August 2016
Pork knuckle was a bit of a challenge!!
Pork knuckle was a bit of a challenge!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Really great with a good and knowledgeable tour guide plus the biggest ham shank I have ever seen ...
Sail Date: July 2016
Really great with a good and knowledgeable tour guide plus the biggest ham shank I have ever seen could not eat all of it
Really great with a good and knowledgeable tour guide plus the biggest ham shank I have ever seen could not eat all of it Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
The brewery was lots of fun different than what I thought I would be seeing Not like in the United ...
Sail Date: May 2016
The brewery was lots of fun different than what I thought I would be seeing Not like in the United States.
The brewery was lots of fun different than what I thought I would be seeing Not like in the United States. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Loved every minute of the beer sampling & dinner out.
Sail Date: May 2016
Loved every minute of the beer sampling & dinner out.
Loved every minute of the beer sampling & dinner out. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
We had a fun evening, visiting three different Kolsch brauhauses and sampling the beer.
Sail Date: April 2016
We had a fun evening, visiting three different Kolsch brauhauses and sampling the beer. Our guide made it a really enjoyable experience.
We had a fun evening, visiting three different Kolsch brauhauses and sampling the beer. Our guide made it a really enjoyable experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
The BEST tour of the whole trip!
Sail Date: April 2016
The BEST tour of the whole trip! Our tour guide, Uli, was absolutely wonderful (as was the beer and food). You don't want to skip this one!
The BEST tour of the whole trip! Our tour guide, Uli, was absolutely wonderful (as was the beer and food). You don't want to skip this one! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
We traveled in the evening to five different brewmasters.
Sail Date: May 2015
We traveled in the evening to five different brewmasters. It was great fun and our guide was from the area and knew everything there was to know about Cologne.
We traveled in the evening to five different brewmasters. It was great fun and our guide was from the area and knew everything there was to know about Cologne. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises