Guided group tours (also for groups of school children)

The expert guides of the Museum Service Cologne escort you and your friends or colleagues by the museums. Whether you want just a general overview or a collection of outstanding exhibitions. We are at your disposal. Our offers are applicable not only private groups, but also tour operators, event agencies and companies. We promise eventful hours in the museum and lace for you on request an individual package.


Guided tours

Guided tours can be booked for groups and are available in a variety of languages.


This guided tour is suitable from year 6 of all types of school.

The tour includes a visit to the memorial, the history of the EL-DE-Haus as well as central topics on NS ideology and political rule, such as "violence and fascination", "persecution and resistance" and "inclusion and exclusion". 

Duration: 90 mins

Max. group size: 20. Due to restricted space in the memorial the number of visitors per group is limited to 20. Larger groups will be split up and can normally join guided tours simultaneously.

Tuesday to Friday: 45 € for school classes per group; 75 € plus admission for students; 112,50 € plus admission for adults.
Supplement: weekends/foreign language tour: 15 € each

Tours can be booked hourly from 9.30 am.    


What happened at the EL-DE-Haus? Guided tour for families

This tour has been specially designed for families with children from 10 years of age.

A child-friendly introductory talk prepares visitors for the tour of the Gestapo-prison memorial. The talk includes information on the history of the EL-DE-Haus, the operational structure of the Gestapo (secret police) and the different groups of prisoners. The graffiti in the prison tract tell the story of their fate.  


Of Navajos and Edelweiss Pirates – a guided tour of the Ehrenfeld district

This tour targets school children from year 8 with some background knowledge of the NS period.

The tour introduces students to the youth groups persecuted by the Nazi regime which were known as „Navajos“ and later as „Edelweiss Pirates“ at their places of activity. The duration of the tour of the district is 75 minutes and is followed by a visit to the EL-DE-Haus where the focus is on the traces that these non-conformist youth groups left there.

Duration: 2 hours
Max. group size: 25
60 € for school classes, 100 € plus admission for students, 150 plus admission for adults
Supplement: weekends/foreign language tour: 10 € each

The tour can be booked for several groups at a time. 

NB: meeting point: bus/tram stop „Könerstr.“ in front of St. Joseph’s church. Transport tickets are not included in the tour.