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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. Put Praetorium into our Cologne trip itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We had a visitor from Mexico and colleagues wanted to show something special. We were right there with the Praetorium. It was history for all an exciting piece.
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  • A visit not to be missed in Cologne. A view of the city of more than 2000 years ago. A vision of the ingenuity of a great people. The Rome that dominated much of the world for several centuries. Very interesting.
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  • The door to get some sought, the Interior is notable for the presence of the cloaca old, you can take a nice long piece, and Brutalism of the building that was created above. In fact the ruins is not saying much, are interesting for their history: this is where was proclaimed Emperor Trajan (not any ...).
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  • Great place to visit! The ruins are incredible!
  • For 3.50 euro, you can go under the current town hall where the foundation of the Roman town hall is found. Not a whole lot of artifacts, but for the price? Its a good pick.
  • Beautiful as addition to the museum. We had a combined ticket. As stand-alone batteries something less special.
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  • Those who are interested in the Roman history of Cologne should visit the holder Palace. Nan also in the approximately 145 meters walk-in Roman sewer comes from here
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  • As a forgotten Museum. The entrance to show tourists more than inconspicuous, yet always again beautiful there with the Roman sewer and the Statthalterhaus of the grandeur of the Roman Cologne. What's wrong with me personally is something more multimedia processing. KWunsch big one walk through the Roman Cologne virtual or on the PC.
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