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Address: Kleine Budengasse 2, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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I do believe this may one of the missed adventures in the city. For 3.5ue you get a glimpse of the early roman empire formations found under the city amazing. Even walked part of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Oriental, North Carolina

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Oriental, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I do believe this may one of the missed adventures in the city. For 3.5ue you get a glimpse of the early roman empire formations found under the city amazing. Even walked part of thew Roman sewage system well worth the small amount paid.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A great spot! You can spend a fair bit of time in here & it was slightly bigger than I thought from the outside. Price was reasonable we paid 3.50 euro each and spent about 45 minutes inside. German and English translations

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

After seeing the Roman museum in the previous week we planned to visit here. What a stunning underground venue. The building ruins are remarkable in size and condition. The underground sewer is the icing on the cake. The scale of the impact of the Romans in Germany can be felt.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

An archeological gem meant to be treasured. It is a vivid testament to 4th Century architectural design . This Roman governor's palace was dug out partially and huge artifacts reveals 1st and 2nd century engineering . Priceless memento near river Rhine!

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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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Jodhpur, India
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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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Address: Kleine Budengasse 2, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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