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 road trip planning website to add St. Ursula and other attractions to your Cologne vacation plans.
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  • It’s taken me near on 8 years to visit St Ursula’s. It’s been on my list that long! However every time I’ve tried, the church and/or the Goldene Kammer has been closed. But today I phoned ahead to che...  more »
  • This is one of the 12 romanesque churches in the city. Architecturally, it is not the nicest. There are a few frescoes left in the church as well as lots of statues. The altar houses the reliquary of ...  more »
  • I had read up about the beautiful Church Of St Ursula and couldn't wait to visit here. The church is quite beautiful but it's the wonderful and macabre story behind the church and the eerie ossuary wh...  more »
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  • Nice church but beautiful and haunting side chapel with reliquaries, relics and bones. Extra charge of 2 euros admission. Though you probably won't stay more than 20 minutes, it's definitely worth a visit for the artistic or spiritually inclined.
  • It is a verry normal church but if you ask for the golden chamber you get something realy great it wil cost you €2.00 p.p. but it is worth every cent is is scary and verry creapy all those relics are asome and cool the wals are lind whit skulls and bones spet the words pray for us saint Ursula
  • impressive church and very interesting story about it. Different ways to save the bones... :)
  • The church is nice, this place is known for it's room of bones. The walls are covered in remains. The wife couldn't stay very long as she was starting to feel uneasy.
  • Small old church. The bone room is small and impressive. 2 euro entrance fee. Opens 10am

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The Ring is a semicircular area around the edge of the city's walls from Chlodwigplatz to Ebertplatz. Along the semicircle are hotel chains and boutique accommodations that offes ready access to the city center on foot or via a short metro ride. For access to nightlife, consider the Südstadt area known for its rock bars, cocktails, and theaters. The luxury accommodations in the elegant Friesenviertel area often attracts local celebrities. Search for lodging deals in the Nippes area, which is away from the busy center and known for its local character.
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