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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  • This church was virtually deserted when we arrived as opposed to the Dom. In its way it is as spectacular as the Dom in its beauty. There was a very helpful attendant with whom we talked with for quit...  more »
  • A very beautiful and ancient Church. Those who are interested in culture, should dare be sure a detour in the St.Gereon.
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  • Beautiful old Romanesque church which has like many other buildings in Cologne, even older layers below. The Central domed building (very impressive) has its origins in a Roman temple. There are the remains of Roman columns and mosaic.
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