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Praetorium

Kleine Budengasse 2, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Ranked #18 of 73 Attractions in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Stockport, England
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
47 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Get away from the crowds and the noise around Cologne Cathedral and go underground!! It is fantastic to see these Roman buildings in situ and they are very impressive. The only downside is that there is very few English explanations so you may be left with lots of questions!

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Berlin, Germany
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Nice reminder of the long history of the city, presenting the ruins of a Roman palace from the 4th century. A quiet place to visit away from the busy city center.

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Kapolei, Hawaii
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

What a great unexpected surprise to find the ruins of the Praetorium, a governors place of sorts, under the Köln Town Hall. When we purchased or ticket to the Roman-German Museum the clerk asked if we wanted a combined ticket with the Praetorium Ruins and after asking what these were and where they were we readily agreed. After our time... More 

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