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Alt St. Alban, Cologne

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  • The ruins of old St. Alban is located on the edge of the town centre and is very impressive. There are only very few people there, so that it can be also a place for reflection. And of course, a memorial to World War II.
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  • After visiting the Gross St Martin area, we walked to find St Albans to view the church that was never rebuilt with the memorial of grieving parental statue and gate stating “prisoners of war are stil...  more »
  • Inside the entrance is closed, you can glimpse only from the Street through the bars. From the street the Church strongly embedded in urban development and completely not notable, can you go by unnoticed. Inside of course interesting, but meaning to examine through a hole in the grill there.
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  • This cathedral was massively damaged during WW2 and it was purposely retained as what does it look like after the war. Not a huge place to visiting but it is same impressive.
  • Most churches in Köln were nothing more but ruins after World War II. This one is still a ruin and now a place of remembrance for the victims of the war. Inside, there's a copy of the famous grieving parents statue by Käthe Kollwitz that she created for her son Peter that died in World War I. Joseph Beuys copied the father figure, Erwin Heerich, the mother figure. However, the alignment is different and less beautiful when compared with the original statues on the war graveyard in Vladslo (Diksmuide, Belgium).
  • One always finds something new out of the old Cologne. Only the eyes stop 😊
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The Ring is a semicircular area around the edge of the city's walls from Chlodwigplatz to Ebertplatz. Along the semicircle are hotel chains and boutique accommodations that offes ready access to the city center on foot or via a short metro ride. For access to nightlife, consider the Südstadt area known for its rock bars, cocktails, and theaters. The luxury accommodations in the elegant Friesenviertel area often attracts local celebrities. Search for lodging deals in the Nippes area, which is away from the busy center and known for its local character.
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