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Gross St. Martin, Cologne

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
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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  • St Martin is located in one of the most beautiful parts of the old city so when you're in the area it's definitely worth to visit.
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  • Especially to see what is done after the bombing during the war. The building itself is the priority, not the decoration.
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  • It should be said right away that it's not the old and historic church of San Martino. the bombing in 1945 razed this part of town without sparing the Church. the reconstruction was based on the ancient floor plans. Compliance with the height and the exterior decoration has made the structure a perfect reproduction. It is still unfortunately a copy. Please keep the catacombs. Not always accessible.
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  • See it now. I'm sure it will be a mosque soon..
  • Among church, but check the opening hour before you go, it only opens on specific days
  • Good place
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  • Excavations in the crypt are interesting and for a small fee.
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