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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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  • This archaeological site is always exciting and impressive! Some amazingly well received and also with a few information boards, so that you get an idea of what you can watch even for a layman. The small exhibition but should urgently be re-designed - it has much potential! ;)
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  • A time machine for a catacomb-like experience. Pristine Roman architecture, as one can visit in Casa Aurea in Rome. Mamnchmal something gespenstig, but to do so, is to take the story on cloth feeling.
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  • It really liked my husband and me. We had a great leader in Mr. Breitbach, who has brought us very interesting over the info. Even as a native Kölnerin tell me still very much new about the emergence of Cologne. Absolutely to recommend.
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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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