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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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  • Two things to see at the Pratorium -- both require walking up and down stairs -- underneath the building is the ruin of the governor's palace from Roman time, and one more level down is the Roman sewe...  more »
  • The entrance is rather unimpressive, but the Praetorium is definitely worth a visit. The old holder Palace is very well preserved and impressive alone because of its size and age. I found particularly interesting the old sewer of Romans, you can walk through to the part.
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  • It is amazing, what is still preserved from the Roman past of Cologne. You can admire the remains of this building still in the underground of Cologne. The corresponding history of the discovery and excavation show what can plug everything into the ground. Worth a visit!
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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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