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Eigelstein Torburg

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Very interesting

We happened upon this gate when driving to our hotel and elected to return later to examine... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2018
Carlsbad, California
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Cool Gate

Another cool city gate that I accidentally stumbled upon as I was looking for the laundromat. Turns... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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Eigelstein Torburg, 50668 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 13056528
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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

We happened upon this gate when driving to our hotel and elected to return later to examine further. It’s in a delightful square surrounded by bars and cafe’s. We ate at Mangal (excellent Turkish) which is about a block away and returned to the Torburg...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

My twin brother Stephen and I were heading to The superb brewpub Brauhaus Em Kölsch Boor and also the Christmas Market here when we came across this awesome and very imposing gate . The stone work and the gate way is really impressive. It's a...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 15 October 2017

As city gates go this is a pretty average attraction. The bottom portion looks medieval but the top half is a more recent construction. There a nice city logo on one side and a wrecked boat with an interesting story behind it, and there's a...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2017

Another cool city gate that I accidentally stumbled upon as I was looking for the laundromat. Turns out there is more to this gate than just the fact that it is the old city gate.

Thank MrDavetheSarks
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This massive basalt gate like structure was built in late twelfth century and is a part of the 5.5 km wall built. This wall was built to protect the city from the invaders from the Northetn side. Located at the old city near Eberplatz, this...More

Thank Prabir G
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Our hotel was near this area, so we decided to go visit it. On either side of the gate, there are various eateries and the area around the gate was very laid back. It's definitely a gate with a long-ago vibe to it, but there...More

Thank Christine20009
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Contrary to what some Tripadvisor reviewers seem to believe, the Eigelstein Gate is not a roman gate, it was part of the 5.5 kilometres long medieval city walls built in the 12th century, which contained twelve large fortified gates and a number of small gates....More

7  Thank Trainbleu
Reviewed 13 April 2016

We saw this structure while walking through the city. We didn't notice if any information was provided for visitors, but it was still cool to see part of the city's history.

Thank supererin
Reviewed 23 March 2016

This wonderful building is a beautiful sight and just one of many to visit showing Cologne's history. Unfortunately it is completely spoilt like many of them by shops close by rather than letting it sit alone to be wondered.

Thank jordanellie41
Reviewed 6 March 2016

It is a really cool old roman gate, fun to walk around, the main issue from a tourist standpoint is that there is no explanation for what it is anywhere. It might be worth seeing, but I would recommend being able to google its story...More

Thank Patrick J
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