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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 church is really big. Definitely worth it to see from outside. By in large, but sober. There are always visitors to see.
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  • The hotel is VERY centrally gelegen...man can many pubs and restaurants without any problems "in the bed shake"...und has evening and morning views, right on the Rhine River. All hotels had their prices due to a fair sometimes to the double erhöht...nicht so here the large hotel St. Martin! This is particularly noteworthy. You ran drive the car there, but can't Park, is to verschmerzen...denn 800 meters away is a good Parkshaus. 24 h / €16
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  • It was a great surprise to find this piece of silence and peace in the middle of Cologne. Is a church constructed over a very ancient roman site. The history is the most interesting. Worth a visit. 
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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