Gross St. Martin, Cologne

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Shaping Cologne's Old Town skyline since the Middle Ages, the Romanesque Gross St. Martin is one of the city's most recognizable buildings--and, after severe World War II damage, has only been opened to visitors again since 1985. The church, built atop the remnants of a Roman chapel on what was once a small island in the Rhine, dates to the 12th and 13th centuries. Now in the hands of the Jerusalem Community, this fully restored church has been brought back to its previous glory. Be sure to visit the crypt for a look at the church's Roman foundations. Using our international travel planner, Cologne attractions like Gross St. Martin can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Great Saint Martin Church (Groß Sankt Martin) foundations (circa 960 AD) rest on remnants of a Roman chapel, built on what was first a Roman sports complex, then a warehouse. The church was later...  more »
  • Beautiful church by the water. Worth stopping by. It's also good to see colours among the other buildings since the houses just beside it are very colourful.  more »

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