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Saint Gereon's Basilica

Gereonskloster 2, 50670 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 4745070
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Lovely church

This unique church was a pleasure to wander through. We enjoyed the crypt and mosaics, which were... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tracy S
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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Somewhat off the beaten track, this massive octagonal basilica with choir and extensive crypt with... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Aquinasmagister
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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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One of Cologne's 12 churches built in Romenesque style, Saint Gereon's Basilica dates to the 11th century and has unique architectural features including a dome, an intricate floor mosaic of David and Goliath and the remains of Roman walls. Open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. It is not possible to visit the church during Sunday Mass at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
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  • Average5%
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Gereonskloster 2, 50670 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Altstadt-Nord
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+49 221 4745070
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This unique church was a pleasure to wander through. We enjoyed the crypt and mosaics, which were unexpected. If you enjoy history and churches, it's worth a visit.

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Somewhat off the beaten track, this massive octagonal basilica with choir and extensive crypt with shrine and some remaining wall paintings is well worth a visit I love Romanesque. And the itinerary of 12 romanesque churches in Cologne is important . Pick up a leaflet...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Saint Gereon's Basilica is thus far, my favorite church in Germany. It is stunning without being ostentatious. Uncrowded and unpretentious with artistic charm that invites you to stay awhile and soak in the serenity.

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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Saint Gereon's Basilica is yet another beautiful church to be found in Cologne. The church is yet another really old church with the foundations going back to the 11th Century,it's a wonderful evocative church and looks awesome when viewed for the first time. The Romanesque...More

Thank Neil K
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

St Gereon is one of the patron saints of the city of Cologne, supposedly martyred here. The original Romanesque church was expanded upwards as well as lengthwise in the gothic era, but still presents a harmonious unity. The altar is at the far edge of...More

Thank Katrien S
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

It’s lovely and spiritual to religious and non religious folks. Cologne is nice but small, you should visit this if you have lots of time.

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Well worth a visit in a very quite area We were lucky we had a guide to inform us of history back to the Romans

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Most churches have rectangular plans, but the most important part of this one is a decagon. It's quite elaborate, and it contains stained glass windows created after the Second World War. My favorite windows are the ones in black-and-white patterns, but others high up are...More

Thank Carol K
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

This church was virtually deserted when we arrived as opposed to the Dom. In its way it is as spectacular as the Dom in its beauty. There was a very helpful attendant with whom we talked with for quite a while. She informed us about...More

Thank brvln
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

This is one of the most ancient and relevant churches of Cologne, but it's not easy to find it open. It's really hard to find the opening hours, they are written nowhere. Anyway, the ambient appeared to me and my wife deeply spiritual, because of...More

3  Thank Giuseppe R
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