Visit Saint Gereon's Basilica to experience an 11th-century chapel that is one of only 12 Romanesque churches in Cologne. Take in the architectural features of the church as you look up at the dome, study the intricate floor mosaic of David and Goliath, or inspect the remains of the Roman walls and medieval murals. The ancient granite column, called the Blood Column, features a Latin inscription embedded in the wall above. Don't miss the crypt, where you'll find Roman tombstones in the walls and a floor mosaic with the signs of the zodiac. The church is closed to visitors during Sunday Mass at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Add Saint Gereon's Basilica and other attractions to your Cologne trip itinerary using our Cologne trip maker website.
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St. Gereon's Basilica (Basilika Sankt Gereon) is dedicated to Saint Gereon and looks very similar to the Aachen Cathedral with it's decagonal-shaped nave. The church is named after a Roman officer... more »
This basilica is one of the oldest churches in Cologne and in Germany. Its architecture is outstanding, especially the decagonal oval dome that dates back to Late Antiquity and was remodeled in the... more »
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