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St. Ursula, Cologne
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The home of St. Ursula's legend, the site where St. Ursula is built is said to be the burial spot for the 11,000 virgins in Princess Ursula's entourage who were killed by attacking Huns. The only corroborating evidence for this event is a manuscript that rests in the basilica. The book, along with the alleged relics of the 11,000 virgins and St. Ursula, are housed in the main cathedral. The walls of the Golden Chamber are decorated with relics and bones encased in gold, all of which create shapes and form Latin letters. These bones are thought to belong to the sacred virgins that died along with Ursula. Use our Cologne tourist route planner to visit St. Ursula on your trip to Cologne, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The Catholic cathedral in honor of the patron saint of Cologne St. Ursula is located in the central part of the city. According to legend, Ursula and her fiance together with eleven thousand virgins were killed by the Huns. In my opinion, nothing is notable for the temple on the inside or outside.
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  • Requires preparation (legend of St. Ursula) and consideration of the opening times for Golden Chamber etc. If you previously didn't know what important role was played by relics of the city marketing, here it is very clear!
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  • Gothic and modern mix in the interior decorations are well worth a look. Peaceful place for reflection 
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