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Gross St. Martin, Cologne

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Shaping Cologne's Old Town skyline since the Middle Ages, the Romanesque Gross St. Martin is one of the city's most recognizable buildings--and, after severe World War II damage, has only been opened to visitors again since 1985. The church, built atop the remnants of a Roman chapel on what was once a small island in the Rhine, dates to the 12th and 13th centuries. Now in the hands of the Jerusalem Community, this fully restored church has been brought back to its previous glory. Be sure to visit the crypt for a look at the church's Roman foundations. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Gross St. Martin by using our Cologne travel itinerary maker.
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  • This three-aisled Basilica, one of the many Roman churches in Cologne, is next to the Cathedral is one of the most distinctive buildings in the old city panorama. The beautiful choir Chair in clover-leaf shape and especially the dominant square crossing tower with four octagonal corner towers are responsible. The Church can be visited every day except Mondays. Has you can admire the religious building from the outside, so expect more highlights certainly inside. But inside, where even Gothic influences are evident, the Church has only a small equipment! The mural fragments, baptismal font, Dreikönigstriptychon, Krestovozdvizhensky - and burial group are noteworthy. During my visit to the Christmas period I could watch me also a crib. In addition, the notice was given that excavations from the Roman period are in the crypt! There it would me, if my small contribution of experience could be somewhat helpful to you.
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  • It is very close to the Cathedral next to the fischmarket which is also very good. Architectural building is impressive and along with the Sun is a symbol of the city. Inside it is almost completely bare so it is not a visit to highlight the inner
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  • Not as impressive as the Dom (but that can of course not) but still nice to visit a. Gives more stillness with fewer tourists. And in a big busy city is that best just fine for that you in the crowd.
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  • This chuch have e mail? please i nedd contact them! =)
  • Another great church in Cologne. Not a must see like the Kölner Dom, but if you have time definitely check it out. It's much smaller and more simplistic (although I've been told the simplicity is an artifact of budget and post-war reconstruction).
  • Quite peaceful and interesting! The underground chamber is fascinating.
  • A beautiful church with great artistry and architecture!
  • Among church, but check the opening hour before you go, it only opens on specific days