Saint Gereon's Basilica, Cologne

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Visit Saint Gereon's Basilica to experience an 11th-century chapel that is one of only 12 Romanesque churches in Cologne. Take in the architectural features of the church as you look up at the dome, study the intricate floor mosaic of David and Goliath, or inspect the remains of the Roman walls and medieval murals. The ancient granite column, called the Blood Column, features a Latin inscription embedded in the wall above. Don't miss the crypt, where you'll find Roman tombstones in the walls and a floor mosaic with the signs of the zodiac. The church is closed to visitors during Sunday Mass at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Add Saint Gereon's Basilica and other attractions to your Cologne trip itinerary using our Cologne trip maker website .
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  • The temple was impressed even more than the Cologne Cathedral. Is a little away from the tourist centre, but take your time and make it. This is not just a unique architectural structure, here is this shrine, a holy place. Partially preserved ancient frescoes and mosaics, and bright stained-glass Windows and a stunning Orange dome give the impression of sunlight even in dull grey cloudy day
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  • The exterior of the Cathedral, medieval castles, it was the same feeling to see all the external or internal is not much pomp of the Cathedral the Cathedral was very impressive and best attractions in Cologne Cathedral in Cologne that was because even relatively less known inside the Cathedral but the Pietà and St. Mary's award and so filled with attractions. Know the history of the Cathedral, the Cathedral, the martyrdom that there seems to be more meaningful when you visit
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  • Saint Gereon's Basilica is thus far, my favorite church in Germany. It is stunning without being ostentatious. Uncrowded and unpretentious with artistic charm that invites you to stay awhile and soak ...  more »

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