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Address: Kleine Budengasse 2, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Well worth a visit, even if you spend just an hour here

If you want to learn something about the Roman history in Cologne and findings of this Roman history, Praetorium is definitely a place to go. I recall that entrance was only 2,50... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you want to learn something about the Roman history in Cologne and findings of this Roman history, Praetorium is definitely a place to go. I recall that entrance was only 2,50 per person or something so that should for sure not be a showstopper. Although I was expecting an impressive Roman tunnel, this was relatively disappointing as you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Loved the roman ruins. Everything was in German though but there are enough charts and diagrams that we were able to figure out what was what. The staff was very friendly, can't bring the stroller in. Went down thru the sewer lines, really neat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Ruins of the old Roman City Hall, it stays in the basement of the presente-day Prefecture. The Praetorium of old Cologne was the biggest and more luxurious Roman building close to Rhine. It was retired, expanded and rebuilt a lot of times. The fall of the Roman Empire does not retired Praetorium of his function, because it continued being used... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

If you have a free hour, then pop the Praetorium. There is plenty to see, but the main attraction are the incredibly preserved building. You can clearly see the sections of repair and earthquake damage.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This was a real surprise. When paying for my ticket to the Roman German Museum I was asked whether I wanted to combine the ticket with this venue. A total of €10 for both venues. What I got to see were the remnants of what would have been the governors house in Cologne during Roman times. Probably the highlight of... More 

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Erskine, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This attraction was hard to locate, but was worth the effort. As others have pointed out there is little information available in English.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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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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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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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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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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