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Saint Gereon's Basilica, Cologne

(4.7/5 based on 150 reviews on the web)
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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  • Even before the portal, it falls into the eye, this is a very special place. The wonderful square the Gereonskloster conveys peace and invites you to linger. Between the loud and busy Christopher Street and the Gerling district, it's good to experience a peaceful and yet lively square in the Centre. When you enter through the porch St. Gereon, the burial place of the victims of candles in the eye is often referred to as first, next to it is attached the Pietà Chapel, here is like the silent prayer and the submission of requests withdrawn. -In the Central worship hall leads a mostly open gate the Decagon. The impressive Decagon is fortunately during the day mostly open. The friendly people there think again and again as a kind of supervisory function but have also always a nice word or an answer to many questions. One captures this wonderful ten central building of the Basilica. The wonderful game between kept felt be and feel resolved anywhere I've so far deeper. The baptismal Chapel and the crypt are also architecturally how historically impressive. -This is prayer room or worship space the space with all its facets in the first place, I felt it on my first visit. Always attracts me so I can make it time to this place and recommend further like this everyone. Tip: On Wednesdays at 12:30 you can enjoy break a 20 for the midday prayer. The community Holy Mass celebrating on Sunday at 11:00.
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  • This largest domed building North of the Alps has stained-glass Windows, frescoes from the 13.jahrhundert since the 13.Jahrhundert.Meistermann. Roman origin to 500 ad.
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  • Unusual Romanesque Basilica honoring St. Geriona. The huge Dome, the Pieta at the entrance. In the crypt of the Byzantine icon.
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