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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. 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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  • Church which is located in a beautiful garden, very collected, by a sense of calm and serenity. To see
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  • St. Gereon is one of the twelve large Romanesque basilicas in Cologne's old town. At its core are the remains of a late antique conch oval construction which are mid-4th century. It is one of the oldest still existing on German soil next to the Cathedral of Trier and the trier Constantine Basilica. The purely ornamental conch Windows produced between 1979 and 1986 according to plans by Georg Meistermann, and Wilhelm Buschulte. A beautiful church and well worth a visit.
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  • Entering the Basilica, we are greeted by Mr Wolters, an enthusiast. He explained the history of this place with supporting pictures and anecdotes. Our teens have been seduced. A place to recommend.
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