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St. Ursula

Ursulaplatz, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Altstadt-Nord)
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Ranked #40 of 85 Attractions in Cologne
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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Nashville, Tennessee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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40 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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156 helpful votes 156 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I was impressed by the beauty of the building and how it was reconstructed after WWII. It was also filled with many different secret nooks and places foremost being the "Golden Room" which cost an extra 2euro. Well worth it.

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Munich, Germany
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33 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Stopped by after reading reviews of the Golden Chamber on TripAdvisor- off to the right behind a closed door and had to ask to be let in. Cost was 2 euros and the lady working there was very enthusiastic in her explanation- if only I spoke German better! Interesting to see the bones in the Golden Chamber and how they... More

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sugar land, texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I love visiting churches and after seeing the grand Cologne cathedral decided to visit a smaller church devoted to the patron saint of Cologne, St. Ursula. I had read a tip about the "Golden Room" and so I was looking for it as I headed into the church. This is a lovely church and of course on a much smaller... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

St. Ursula church is one of the twelve Romanesque churches of Cologne. The church will not come across as anything striking either from outside or even from the main prayer room. But the moment you enter the Golden Chamber, a small room at the left hand side of the entrance, you find something really weird but extremely interesting. The room... More

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