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Gross St. Martin

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM
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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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All reviews beautiful church old town roman ruins romanesque architecture benedictine abbey church stands fewer tourists pretty area important church roman style historic sites fascinating history worth a visit cologne cathedral small fee rhine river alter markt
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Reviewed August 6, 2017

popped in and was dissapointed especially when you see the beautiful exterior it was like they forgot to do the inside

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank bas t
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful church which began life in the 12th Century as a Benedictine Abbey. Pristine white interior less ornate than most catholic churches. There is a very strange,harrowing statue of Christ. Looks like he's on the cross but there is no cross. A few minutes walk...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Dennis S
Reviewed June 26, 2017

It was repaired nicely after the war. The church is close to the Rhine River and many bars and restaurants. Take a quick look, it won't take long and is worth your time.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Smokey1611
Reviewed June 24, 2017

Gross St.Martin is a lovely looking church.....the interior is not ornate but nice and simple...apparently some of it was rebuilt after ww11...there are Roman ruins in basement which you can visit for a very small fee.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Mathew M
Reviewed June 19, 2017

The church looks huge from the outside that dominates the old town area but when inside it seems much smaller and is fairly plain (having been rebuilt after the war). While its free to enter the church theres a small 50c charge to visit the...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

Right on the market, plenty of places to eat. It is right on the river across from a nice green space good to picnic. The green is the bachelor and bachelorette place to go on Friday night which makes a person interesting people watching.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Patricia W
Reviewed June 9, 2017

Although there are many old romanesque churches in Cologne, this is precisely the one you should not miss - Gross St. Martin. Along with the cathedral this church is one of the religious symbols of the city since the Middle Ages. The entrance is not...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Elena M
Reviewed May 24, 2017

We visited Colonge when it was raining. Yes, this presented some challenges but this is a great spot to visit for the unique architecture and inspiring church. Go visit this area.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank RobOlson
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

We went out in the afternoon to the cathedral which was great but then we found the oldest church, St Martin in the old sector which has Roman remains beneath it which you can visit for 50 cents. The curators speak very good broken English...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed May 24, 2017

For many, the Catholic-Jesuitical is an event-based historical belief rather than anything metaphysical. But the atmosphere of this astounding historical side is infused with the energetics of metaphysics by ambience, decorative restoration, colour, air-space, history and mood - all the pragmatics you do not condense...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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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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Cologne one day trip from Amsterdam (2 Replies)
I am planning a day trip to Cologne from Amsterdam via ICE. What are the recommended must visit places in a day? Other than Cologne Cathedral, Gross St Martin, Hohe Street? Can i visit Christmas Market? Is it worth the time to visit Koln Triangle? What are the MUST VISIT places in Cologne in a day?
March 03, 2017|
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Hello, I don't have an answer to your question, but I too am planning a trip to Cologne specifically to see the Cathedral and then venture forth onto Ghent, Bruges, Delft and back to Amsterdam. All this happens in a couple of months. I hope you receive an answer as I would be most interested in the content.