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Praetorium

Grosse Budengasse 2, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 22122394
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a hidden secret

Living in the north of Europe and wanting to learn more about ancient Roman times? This is the... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
RvdMeulen
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Leiderdorp, The Netherlands
Truly Extraordinary, for a very low price

The site was the excavation site of the former official residence of the Imperial Governor of... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
BoywonderTo
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Toronto, Canada
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“roman ruins” (19 reviews)
“german museum” (9 reviews)
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Grosse Budengasse 2, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Living in the north of Europe and wanting to learn more about ancient Roman times? This is the place to be. Discovered after WWII, the remains of the old Roman city of Cologne are now open for a visit, and it really teaches you a...More

1  Thank RvdMeulen
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The site was the excavation site of the former official residence of the Imperial Governor of Cologne, the capital city of the Roman province of Lower Germania. While the site itself is just the residence (which is pretty vast by itself), the museum demonstrate a...More

Thank BoywonderTo
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We were wandering around central Cologne when the it started raining so this was the perfect activity to fill in time out of the rain. It takes less than an hour to go through at a moderate place but entry is very cheap. You may...More

Thank Emma W
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Bought the 'combi' ticket that allowed entry to the main Roman museum and this one, saved a small amount. Lots of large scale roman ruins in this basement that give you a better understanding of how big the Roman buildings were. The highlight was the...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Hunted this site down during our walk today and were lucky enough to tag along behind a high school tour and so we were able to hear an extensive commentary from a staff member. Although the signs and descriptions were all in German and English...More

Thank MSandAC
Reviewed 24 May 2017

When in Cologne you should take a few minutes to see this archaeological site, tucked away on a side street in the old city near the Cathedral. Cologne was an important city in the late Roman empire and archaeologists have uncovered an impressive amount of...More

Thank malcolm r
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Very cheap entry. I didn't spend a long time here, but it was terrific to be amidst such old relics. Very glad I spent the time.

Thank Melinda G
Reviewed 26 April 2017

You will invariably find Roman ruins throughout Europe. What's different here is having this type of access. A great winter or rainy day activity unlike in Rome where most ruins are on the surface.

Thank Belikinbeer
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

You rarely see so much of any roman ruins intact, or so well presented as it is here. It was a great little find, and very inexpensive to visit. Unfortunately, all the information was on German, that said it is in Germany. It's fair to...More

3  Thank brucenamtab1
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Two things to see at the Pratorium -- both require walking up and down stairs -- underneath the building is the ruin of the governor's palace from Roman time, and one more level down is the Roman sewer system. 95% of the information are in...More

1  Thank AshleySFCA
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Bill L
11 February 2016|
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Response from Albia-Newton | Reviewed this property |
There are English tours - but I think they run from the Tourist Office near the cathederal
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