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Ruine St. Alban, Cologne

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  • Unfortunately all there is to see, you have to watch from behind the gate. So for me this makes it a little less special. The church itself we wanted to visit to, but it was closed at that time.  more »
  • Dating back to the Middle Ages, Old St. Albans was one of Cologne's oldest churches. All that is left now are the ruins. "The Mourning Parents" statues date back to 1953, commemorating the fallen live...  more »
  • This ruined church evidently had a long history before its destruction during world War II. As in many cities, Cologne decided to leave a prominent church in a ruined status as a memorial to the sadne...  more »
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  • This cathedral was massively damaged during WW2 and it was purposely retained as what does it look like after the war. Not a huge place to visiting but it is same impressive.
  • Most churches in Köln were nothing more but ruins after World War II. This one is still a ruin and now a place of remembrance for the victims of the war. Inside, there's a copy of the famous grieving parents statue by Käthe Kollwitz that she created for her son Peter that died in World War I. Joseph Beuys copied the father figure, Erwin Heerich, the mother figure. However, the alignment is different and less beautiful when compared with the original statues on the war graveyard in Vladslo (Diksmuide, Belgium).
  • One always finds something new out of the old Cologne. Only the eyes stop 😊
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