Timetable change ZOO-EXPRESS! From Sep.25th, 2023 until Sep. 29nd, our Zoo-Express departs on a hourly frequency, starting at 09:30 am from the Cologne Cathedral and 10 am from the Zoo of Cologne. Attention!!! The regular service of our Bimmelbahnen will be completely suspended during the Cologne Marathon on 01.10.2023. Your Cologne Mini-train team.

Welcome to our Mini-train, fondly called „Bimmelbahn“.

Take a seat at one of our Mini-trains and enjoy a sightseeing round-trip in the City of Cologne. We bring you to the most famous landsmark, buildings and places of Cologne. Two „HOP-ON – HOP-OFF“ tours are offered during the year. We have stops at the Cologne Cathedral „Kölner Dom“, the Chocolate Museum and the Zoo of Cologne. Tickets are available at each stop.

The first tour, our CHOCOLATE-EXPRESS runs throught the historical „Old Town South“ district and arrives and departs at the Chocolate Museum, located right at the Rheinauhafen Waterfront district before it runs back to the Cologne Cathedral, passing the Upper Old Town on its way back. For more information click on Chocolate-Express.

The second tour, our ZOO-EXPRESS runs along the Rhine River shore, passing the Cologne cable car and arrives and departs at the Mini train stop right at the entrance area of the Zoo of Cologne. The Cologne cable car as well as the Cologne Flora „Kölner Flora“ with its Botanical Garden are both in walking distance from our Mini-train stop. The trip back to the Cologne Cathedral runs through the New Town North as well as the Old Town North district. For more information click onZoo-Express.

During the Christmas season, traditionally starting end of November until Christmas eve, our CHRISTMAS-MARKET-EXPRESS joins our service and provides a round-trip from Christmas Market to Christmas-Market with the possibility to HOP OFF – HOP-ON at each entrance of the Christmas markets along the round-trip. For more information click on Christmas-Market-Express.

Experience one of Cologne´s most unique Sightseeing tours. We look forward to welcome you on board of our Bimmelbahn.


We would like to point out that a ride with our mini-train is only suitable to a limited extent for certain groups of people and the ride is at your own risk.

– Expectant mothers in their last trimester

– People with recent surgeries

– People with disc prolapse

For further questions, please feel free to contact us:  phone +49 221 7099970.