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Address: Kleine Budengasse 2, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: 024
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made a quick trip here during a stopover in Cologne

Interesting but all signage in is German and there is no printed material. If they want to attract more international visitors they will need to do better at signage or guides... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Interesting but all signage in is German and there is no printed material. If they want to attract more international visitors they will need to do better at signage or guides, etc.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

This was facinating. Very interesting to walk through the Roman canals that are right under Cologne. Walking distance from the. The Dom.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

This is a jewel of a museum. They covered the Roman ruins with a building over all that they excavated. There is a nice walkway around all of the ruins. Most of explanations are in German which was disappointing. Be sure to visit the Roman sewer system. It's always interesting to see how advanced the Romans were as a civilization.

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

In the old town,- below surface you get to see real old roman stuff. Just be sure to go with a guided tour, because there is a lot to learn about roman and Cologne history.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Look into the Roman history of the city. Not overly long but worth the couple Euro entry fee. Nice preserved excavation site of the original Roman Praetorium that was located in the city.

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

This is an excavation of a fairly large Roman site. They covered it by some structure, so they managed to open up a large area right in the center of the city. This is actually great, because seeing some bit in pieces on the museum shelves don't give you the same impression of the ancient life as the real walls... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

in this site is possible to see the rests of the roman praetorium and the old roman sewers,suggest to the people who like roman history

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016 via mobile

It is definitely worth seeing museum close to the Dom and other museums. Amazing tunnel with great echo! ;)

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

An interesting archaeological site - if you know your history and archaeology, then it is easy to interpret - if not, you may struggle unless you read German ! The old Roman sewer (Cloaca Maxima) is particularly well preserved.

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

I LOVE this place. If you're interested in the Roman roots of Cologne, this is a definite must see. There are some interesting artifacts to see, not a huge amount, but personally I find it just enough to really settle down and pay attention. Some museums are just too much so my brain goes into overload and I can hardly... More 

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