Praetorium, Cologne

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See the remains of a city long past at Cologne's Praetorium, located below the Altes Rathaus and belonging to the Jewish Museum. Once the official residence of the Imperial Governor of Cologne, these well-preserved ruins from the Roman period represent the political-administrative cradle of the region for that time. The walls of the fourth-century palace remain accessible and visible in the Archeological Zone. Finds include pottery, wall paintings, marble decorations, mosaics, and sculptures. Also, look for old Roman sewer, which you can access from the anteroom of the Praetorium. Plan your Praetorium visit and explore what else you can see and do in Cologne using our Cologne trip planner .
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  • Find the Paetorium has not been easy, because our guide called it "archeological zone" and placed in the Heumarkt, so we couldn't find directions. Is located on a street of the surroundings (budengasse 2) and is referred to as "Praetorium". Entrance fee is €3.50 for adults and €3.00 for students (including foreigners) and allows you to enter an underground area where you can see the impressive remains of an entire Great Palace of Roman Empire, the Praetorian guard. Even for someone like me who was born in Rome and Roman ruins has seen several, this is a visit worthwhile. A remarkable reconstruction of the Roman city video that allows you to move through a virtual journey between zones, including the judgment Hall is visible in the near Roman-Germanic Museum.
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  • Love ruins, touch the masonry, seen many centuries very carefully. On this site there was a large Palace of the Roman Governor, after all, Cologne, or rather settlement Oppidum Ubiorum in 50 a.d. received the status of a colony of the great Roman Empire.
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  • After I had read the tips here, we wanted to let local history impress us. Toller tour not to overload, so that even my teenager lost the desire. My daughter could apply finally her Latin spot)). The price of 3.50 for a family, also was great I found very cheap. It was worth.
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  • I loved this museum. I was with a friend from overseas and we didn't book any tour but I will return with a booked tour that much I enjoyed it. The sewage tunnel is nothing for the faint heart. Claustrophobic situation but still amazing. The rich history in form of buildings is simply breathtaking.
  • Great value. Wonderful experience. Really recommend this while in cologne 3.50 for half hour perfect.
  • Good historical place but a little bit small. Only some ancient town foundation.
  • My 2nd favourite historical site in Cologne. Easy to overlook, but a shame to miss. You go under the city to see historical Roman city hall/ Palace remains. It doesn't take too long to do, but is well worth any detour. They found the ruins during rebuilding after WWII, and decided to protect it by building an underground cement cover of some sort. Can't believe I walked by for years without realizing what enchanting history was waiting behind that a assuming entrance.
  • This place should be more famous! Incredible!

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