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Gross St. Martin

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This famous Romanesque cathedral, re-opened in 1985 following extreme damage during World War II, takes second billing behind only the Dom as Cologne's most prominent religious structure.
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An Gross St Martin, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 16425650
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited "Gross St. Martin" in October 2018. It is an absolutely interesting place, fascinating history, but it could be much more interesting with a minimum effort. The Church offers a tour of the basement since the church was originally built on Roman ruins. As part...More

Thank rickf599
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Apart from the Cologne Cathedral, Gross St. Martin by the side is a Romanesque Parish Church also worth to visit. The Dome as landmark by the riverside while you can also pay to go down the basement to see the Roman foundations in the past....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To be clear: Gross St Martin is a parish church, and not a tourist destination. If you are not a churchgoer it's best to have a walk around the outside and go to the amazing nearby cathedral. However, if you want to attend a service...More

Thank Sal P
Reviewed 6 October 2018

This is a classic area to photograph either day or night. As a result, it is quite commercial so you need to be aware of that if you should visit.

Thank ChristinaBirtles
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Everyone goes to the Cathedral St. Peter, the Dom, but you should not forget Gross St. Martin. A beauty and even though visible from far a hidden gem.

Thank Cruisenele
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Went here around lunch and it wasnt open yet but I was determined to meander and come back. Glad I did, much more peaceful than the cathedral simply because there arent as many people at it. Can sit and soak it in for a while....More

Thank urbanhikerdave
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Easy to find as it towers over everything else (aside from the Cathedral) in the area. We walked up to the entrance, but alas it is not open on Saturdays which is when we were there. So we just walked all around it and marveled...More

Thank traveltheworld012
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Stunning addition to the Cologne skyline, gutted we didn't have time to explore inside. The romanesque architecture is simply beautiful.

Thank kimbermay
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

From the outside this romanesque building is glorious. It looms over the smaller buildings around it and looks lovely. Hearing the bells reverberate around this part of the city is awe inspiring (we presumed they were coming from here, but it’s a tough call as...More

Thank juliaandadam123
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

A beautiful church set in a beautiful location. I knew it was going to be stunning just from the pictures but when we were there in person I stared in awe.

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Emiliano R
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Dom is exactly next to main train station. Old town is nit more than 10-15 min. away.
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