Alt St. Alban, Cologne

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  • Alt St Alban is a really poignant memorial to the victims of war. This church is one of Cologne's oldest churches and has been left as a permanent reminder of the suffering that occurred during both w...  more »
  • I came across this monument remembering those who died in the last world war, by accident. But it is a very atmospheric. Somewhat sad that one cannot enter, like one can in the burned out church of Li...  more »
  • It is just like to walk around town lightly. Cannot go in, to look in from the sidewalk. Facility is put because the atmosphere is nice, but not like, sorry. It is by the way, is now unused.
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  • A very beautiful old church in the city center. Very interesting place to visit
  • Ruins are on the same side of Quartmarkt as Wallraf Museum,they are surrounded by the museum. Map (unless google fixes) shows them one block away
  • 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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