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Gross St. Martin, Cologne

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Architectural Building
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 church emerges at the foot of the Rhine and although a bit in the shade of the Cathedral, its architecture is from another era but equally attractive and impressive. Beautiful postcard
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  • the churches were destroyed during the second world war, apart from the Cathedral, of course! So the churches are only reconstructions, and Cologne was only a field of ruin at the end of the war... It seems to me that a few years ago, there was a modern concert on 24 December, apparently, to do back young people... I saw him on TV, it's been quite surprising...
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  • The reconstruction of this church has left a stark, bare and beautiful space. You get to imagine what it must have been like just after it was originally built. Currently the church is cared for by a ...  more »
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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