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Praetorium

Address: Kleine Budengasse 2, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Ranked #26 of 187 things to do in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A quiet place to visit. Interesting to see the ruins of a Roman palace from the 4th century which are well-preserved and displayed. It was a quick visit as there were not many English descriptions. Recommend to visit with a tour guide.

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Kingston, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The museum was laid out nicely. However, everything was in German, so I wasn't able to absorb any information. It would be nice is they would offer an English translation and/or multilanguage booklets.

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Bucharest, Romania
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443 attraction reviews
271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Interesting only by its antiquity.Otherwise,there's no much to see.Only some walls ruins.You can visit also the remains of some roman sewers,very well preserved on a distance of over 100m.A combined ticket is available,granted you access to the Roman-German Museum also.

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Stockport, England
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Worth a visit before or after the Roman museum. Well illustrates the extent of the archeology under the city streets. Also suggests that the stone used to build the Dom etc didn't have to travel far.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Very interesting, and well presented. Only issue was that a lot of the information on the exhibits was in German with no English translation - unfortunately my schoolboy German wasn't quite up to it. Very interesting anyway, though.

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London
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Very large area showing remains of roman life beneath Cologne. The displays in the museum area were helpful in explaining the growth of the town at that time, and the layout. We were not brave enough to venture far down the tunnel that led into the Roman sewer - it warned that it could be claustrophobic, and it was! But... More 

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merseyside
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9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Interesting. A lot of the information is in German but it doesn't matter too much. If you are a student take your student card as you get in much cheaper

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Beautiful roman artifacts, nice explanation and great friendly staff. A few more english translated information would be the only thing to be improved here. Wow!

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

If you've visited Rome before, the Praetorium won't make an impression on you. This was my case. The Praetorium was part of my guided tour provided by the organizers of the summer school that I've attended…so I don't know how much does the ticket or the guided tour cost. Even though I admire Germans spirit of touristic entrepreneurship and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This place was so interesting. Walking in an old Roman sewer is lots of fun! As for the artifacts, I couldn't read much coz most of it is in German but you get the idea anyway. Only €3.50 and lockers are free so you can put your heavy bag away for a while and just take your camera. Fascinating, at... More 

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