About us

Heike Lorenz:

She came to Cologne from Freiburg in the south of Germany 15 years ago.  During her studies of the history of art, German and the Science of theater, film and television, she took part in various cultural projects, such as the exhibition “The moon“ in the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Foundation Corboud in 2009 and she already earned part of her living by guiding tours through the museum and the city. You only see what you know (J.W. Goethe) and so she is looking forward to opening your eyes a little bit. 

Katja Zakharova:

She loves traveling and as a professional guide and art historian she has been working for several years on journeys through Italy and the baltic states. After her studies of art history and ethnology in Heidelberg she traveled around the world for six months and her journey ended in the most wonderful city of the world - Cologne. She has been living in Cologne since 2009 and she is looking forward for showing our guest our beautiful city. 

Olaf Krause:

At first Olaf enjoyed two apprenticeships in the art of blacksmithing in Australia and Germany. In the end he decided he didn’t want to be a blacksmith after all and spent three years studying medieval music. He now works as a singer and instrumentalist in various styles ranging from historically informed performance to folk as well as contemporary music.

Yet, obviously, Olaf does not only take a keen interest in music and its history, he is also an admiring lover of the city of Cologne and its lively history.
Olaf’s career as a tour guide started at the legendary Bathurst Goldfields in Australia, a museum documenting the history of the great gold rush of the 19th century. Today he is an experienced and enthusiastic tourist guide in his hometown Cologne. Not only does he inspire his guests through his enthusiastic speech, occasionally he also mesmerises them by playing his fascinating instrument, the hurdy-gurdy.