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Saint Gereon's Basilica, Cologne

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Architectural Building
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. Arrange your visit to Saint Gereon's Basilica and discover more family-friendly attractions in Cologne using our Cologne trip itinerary maker.
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  • This is one of the most ancient and relevant churches of Cologne, but it's not easy to find it open. It's really hard to find the opening hours, they are written nowhere. Anyway, the ambient appeared ...  more »
  • We sought out this interesting church, described as the best of the Romanesque churches in Cologne. Its design is unusual with a spectacular decagon at its heart. The core was 900 years old when it wa...  more »
  • This church is beautiful and huge inside and out. It has very large pillars in front of it's windows all around and hosts a extremely large altar.  more »