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. Using our international travel planner, Cologne attractions like Gross St. Martin can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The Rhine River, this historic return from roaming around the Church said no, and we wander this huge Church on the edge of the Rhine. One of the dozens of similar churches in Germany. I would recommend you look at--.
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  • Being on a river cruise we had some spare time to wander about in the evening ,this venue along with others made our call worthwhile  more »
  • If outside impresses with its Bell Tower, a symbol of the city, inside displaces to his sobriety. Although I appreciated the location of the organ (terrible color) and large chandelier above the altar are however was surprised by the harmonious simplicity of the Interior
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