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A very interesting insight into Roman Cologne

We found this by accident as we walked back to our hotel. The foundations were uncovered as a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
Imperial Roman Ruins

The praetorium used to be the seat of the Roman governor of Cologne. Located in the old town, the... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2018
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We found this by accident as we walked back to our hotel. The foundations were uncovered as a result of wartime bombing and they have been developed into an interesting museum of Roman life. It should be visited as well as the better known Roman-Germano...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rex06
Reviewed 19 November 2018

The praetorium used to be the seat of the Roman governor of Cologne. Located in the old town, the ruins are now underground and partially covered by the Town Hall building. Only the base of the building and the walls remain but they are enough...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank TAIN2013
Reviewed 4 September 2018

I got a joint ticket with the nearby museum and it was well worth it. Even though I could not read a word of the exhibits it was still neat. The sewer is just a long dark hallway, but its still cool to know you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Carolyn B
Reviewed 18 August 2018

The ruins and old sewers looked awesome and they had some impressive exhibits but the English explanations were not very thorough and the confused grammar made some of the, difficult to understand

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank mrandmrswilson11
Reviewed 31 July 2018

I thought this was very good- it doesn't take very long at all to look around but it is the remains of an old, large Roman building which was very interesting and is amazing that it has survived for so long.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank B T
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Not worth a special visit. The restaurants in old some cellars and monasteries are more interesting to see than this. Again dull dead exhibits which you will see and forget. No experience that you will remember.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank RohitM296
Reviewed 21 June 2018

This underground enclosed site is self guided and large enough to give you an introduction to Roman era “Germania”. Well worth the visit but be aware that most of the posted descriptions are only in German.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 103JonS
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

First. Only 3-4 information boards are written in English, otherwise everything is written in German. It is absolutely amazing the ruins you can view and the sewer line you can walk through. They have 3 D models to show you what they believe the building...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Patron17
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

It is not well marked, in a basement under government buildings, but this large group of partly intact Roman buildings shows another side of Cologne. You are walking up close and seeing a large collection of Roman tombs and sculptures, with few tourists except local...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank P6717RNrichards
Reviewed 29 May 2018

The ruins of the Roman government center, carefully excavated beneath the city hall, was a delight to see. We understand that it’s about to be closed for years for further excavations.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank roadtrekker
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19 January 2019|
Response from Rex06 | Reviewed this property |
I am unsure. I suggest that you look up Google to find out
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11 February 2016|
Response from Albia-Newton | Reviewed this property |
There are English tours - but I think they run from the Tourist Office near the cathederal