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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 visited here to see some old ruins and were a bit disappointed while most of the small things were copys and bigger things in bad shape. It was nice to see the roman sewer but you could hardly perc...  more »
  • Having so many and interesting attractions in Cologne, this is a preventable (even taking into account that I have to pay entry, and is not cheap...). Those who are attracted by the remains and ruins of the Roman presence in this city, I suggest visit other attractions (including the permanent exhibition on the outskirts of the Cathedral). In my opinion, not worth devote time to this attraction.
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  • Too bad we didn't know that there was a combined ticket with the Roman-Germanic museum. The Prätorium is the seat of the Governor by the emperor. The ruins are now 9 meters under the ground and are still impressive to see. In the same complex you can visit the cloaca maxima.
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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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