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St. Ursula

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Address: Ursulaplatz, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: 0221-133-400

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A not very big church,situated somehow off the beaten tracks.From outside it doesn't look very impressive,it looks like any other thousands of churches in this world.And,at a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
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Vienna, Austria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Visited here, we were very much happy to discover this unique assembling of sculpture. A true piece of legendary.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

A not very big church,situated somehow off the beaten tracks.From outside it doesn't look very impressive,it looks like any other thousands of churches in this world.And,at a first view this impression is available for the inside part,too.But this impression lasts until you enter to the Golden Chamber.Here,the walls are covered with bones arranged in different "artistic" ways.There's also a lot... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We took a while to find this place and then find the entrance but it was worth the effort. We got there about 10am and had a lovely wander around inside the church. Only because of previous reviews I'd read was I aware of the bone room's existence. There was no one to direct us or tell us if we... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Lot of interesting religious figures to look at and the Church itself is very pretty. The gold chamber is certainly impressive.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It's difficult to make the time to see the rest of Cologne's churches if you first see the Dom (really, how can they hope to compare to that!), but do stop at St. Ursula Church. The bone room is what makes it worth a look, though it is a beautiful little church. You will need a few Euro to view... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The room lined with bones is something the may be difficult to appreciate while you are they. I was in such awe, and in a state of disbelief that it took being way a few days to truly absorb what I had seen. It is unforgettable, and darkly beautiful, and a memory worth making.

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Columbus, Ohio
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194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

St. Ursula honors the (likely legendary) patron saint of Cologne and her 11,000 virgins (noted on the crest of Cologne by the 11 flames). She was supposedly an early saint of the Roman Catholic Church who was martyred with her travelling companines near Cologne. This church is also one of the 12 Romanesque chuirches of Cologne. While the church itself... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Found this church very unusual, we arrived early and were only able to see in through the porch area through the gates but could see enough and take photos. We noted that we could look at the side chapel at a later time so came back. We could then walk freely around the Church. A lot of interesting religious figures... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

One of the 12 carefully restored Romanesque churches in Cologne. All are worth a visit and if you visit everyone of them in a day you will get to see most of Cologne. I did this and had a great day with frequent stops for a beer or a meal.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

This was a lovely church with an interesting history. The gold chamber is certainly impressive and leaves you wondering if the legends of Ursula were true and if not ...what the real story was. Certainly this is a unique and special church to visit while in Cologne.

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