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Gross St. Martin

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This famous Romanesque cathedral, re-opened in 1985 following extreme damage during World War II, takes second billing behind only the Dom as Cologne's most prominent religious structure.
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An Gross St Martin, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 16425650
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

It's easy to forget that there is more to see in Cologne than just Dom. Gross St. Martin is a reminder of that: an impressive building whose erection pre-dates the Cologne Cathedral by almost a century. It also has some very pretty houses in the...More

Thank 547shankarm
Reviewed January 27, 2018

Historical buildings, impressive architecture. Very nice to explore the area. Lots of cafes and restaurants.

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Reviewed January 4, 2018

One of the many churches in colognes- they are all very nice in there own way - this is magical due to the place it is in the old town . With the Coloured houses in front of it.

Thank Ann H
Reviewed January 3, 2018

the area around the cathedral is full of shops and historic buildings to explore and there are lots of restaurants and shops.

Thank drudol
Reviewed December 13, 2017

This large romanesque church, like all other romanesque churches in the city, largely reconstructed after the 2nd world war, is well worth a visit. It is the 2nd most important church of Cologne after the Dom. For a romanesque church it is large and very...More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon Groß St Martin while wandering through the city of Cologne. A stunning medieval church, restored in recent years. There was a service of sorts underway - the Monastic Fraternities of Jerusalem were chanting and singing in their white vestments and gentle, ethereal music...More

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Reviewed November 30, 2017 via mobile

Whenever I walk into the Old Town of Cologne i am in awe of this amazing and historically important church . The church was built on the remains of a Roman chapel with the foundation stone layed in 960 AD with the church on completion...More

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Reviewed November 5, 2017

We only scoped out the outside which was beautiful in October fringed with red leaves. Gorgeous building.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed October 28, 2017

The Romanisch churches of Cologne are so much different to UK churches and even older. Gross St Martin is one of the best to visit. It's tower being the second most visible structure after the cathedral. Inside it is surprising bare, stripped back of all...More

Thank Kyle-Nazard
Reviewed October 27, 2017

The church is bare compared to most Catholic Churches, it is in the Benedictine tradition and makes it different. You can take a brief self guided tour below as well for .50€

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Emiliano R
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Dom is exactly next to main train station. Old town is nit more than 10-15 min. away.
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