Multi-Day Tour

Germany UNESCO World Heritage (Essen, Cologne, Aachen) (3 days)

Unique Germany – by Compass Tours Incoming since 1974

Essen, Germany To Aachen, Germany

Valid for Departures Now Through: 06 Aug 2019

Germany UNESCO World Heritage (Essen, Cologne, Aachen) (3 days)


Day 1
Essen, Germany
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Visit and guided tour of UNESCO World Heritage Zeche Zollverein

Zollverein was once renowned as the most beautiful colliery in the

world, and is now the most famous tourist attraction of the Ruhr

metropolis, and is also a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.

With its museum, restaurants, events and culture, the change the

region has undergone is truly visible here. The Zollverein World

Heritage Site is now the best known industrial monument in the Ruhr

Area, and is the centre point of its creativity-based economy.

Visit of Ruhr Museum

The Ruhr Museum is situated in the former coal washery of the Zollverein Coal Mine, Shaft XII. It considers itself asthe memory and display window of the Ruhr Metropolis. With more than 6,000 exhibits,

its permanent exhibition features the fascinating natural and cultural

history of the Ruhr Area. The present, the pre-industrial memory and

the region’s dramatic history in the industrial eraare illustrated on three


Day 2
Cologne, Germany
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Visiting of the palace garden and the castle Falkenlust

The Augustusburg and Falkenlust palacesis a historical building

complex in Brühl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, which have been

listed as a UNESCO cultural World Heritage Site since 1984. They are

connected by the spacious gardens and trees of the Schlosspark.

Augustusburg Palace and its parks also serve as a venue for the Brühl

Palace Concerts. The Max Ernst Museum is located nearby.

Guided visit of Cologne Cathedral

Cologne Cathedralis a building of superlatives that is the centre and

hallmark of this city on the Rhine. The cornerstoneof this Gothic

cathedral was laid on the Feast of the Assumption of Mary on 15

August 1248. The previous building was apparently no longer deemed

impressive enough to house the remains of the ThreeWise Men, which

Archbishop Rainald von Dassel had brought to Cologne from Milan

after the latter city was conquered in 1164. Because of these relics, the

cathedral became one of the most important places of pilgrimage in

Europe. Its two massive towers have dominated the city’s skyline since

their completion in 1880. At 157.38 metres, the northern tower is 7cm

taller than the southern one.

Today the cathedral is Cologne’s second-tallest structure, surpassed

only by the telecommunications tower. The cathedralcovers almost

8,000 square metres of floor space and can hold more than 20,000

people. Due to the building’s impressive Gothic architecture, the shrine

of the Three Wise Men, the outstanding stained-glass windows and the

many other important works of art, UNESCO declared Cologne

Cathedral a World Heritage Site in 1996.

Day 3
Aachen, Germany
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Guided walk through the Old Town of Aachen

The historic old town of Aachen invites to go for astroll. Let yourself be

guided through narrow alleys and across historic squares through the

2000 year-old history of Aachen. Experience all facets of Aachen, a

modern city with beautiful historic town houses, many old and new

fountains and innumerable stories about the Cathedral and the town


Visit of Aachen Cathedraland the treasury

Aachen Cathedral, also referred to as the Kaiserdom("Imperial

Cathedral") of Aachen, is a building of great historical, architectural and

religious importance. Built by Charlemagne in 805 AD, its unique

design was highly influential on German church architecture and it was

a site of imperial coronations and pilgrimage for many centuries.

Aachen Cathedral remains one of the oldest churchesin Germany and

contains a wealth of treasures from the early medieval period, including

Charlemagne's Throne (c.800), a golden altarpiece (c.1000), a golden

pulpit (c.1020), the golden shrine of Charlemagne (1215), and the

shrine of the Virgin Mary (1238). The last containsan impressive

collection of relics and still attracts pilgrims. Still more treasures are on

display in the magnificent Cathedral Treasury.

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Excellent guide and driver

By: Tom

Reviewed on: 23 Jan 2018

The guide was a former West Berlin native and spoke perfect English (well, the Queen's English anyway). He was knowledgeable, informative, and interesting. Our driver also spoke English and had grown up in East Berlin. He told us a bit of his story growing up. They were an excellent team and we really enjoyed our tours with them.
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