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Address: Kleine Budengasse 2, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 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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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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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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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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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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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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