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Address: Kleine Budengasse 2, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: 4922122122394
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This would be an easy attraction to miss. We were near the city hall, when the tour guide mentioned they had found some roman ruins beneath. The guide pointed out the entrance. So... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Milton, Massachusetts
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Milton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This would be an easy attraction to miss. We were near the city hall, when the tour guide mentioned they had found some roman ruins beneath. The guide pointed out the entrance. So we took the time to enter. It was really neat. At one point you are walking in a tunnel that goes on for while. I was really... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to see some Roman building skills, as they have withstood time and bombings, especially the underground waterway is an impressive place to see, even though it's "just a tunnel". I visited the Romisch-Germanisches museum first with a combined ticket to get some background info, and I recommend to do so to get the most out of this!

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Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

If you are into Roman ruins this is a must see - may often not be on the tour radar but an interesting place

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Interesting to see Roman ruins underneath a German city, but since Cologne was a provincial capital, there they are! This is an underground excavation of the governor's residence, and if you're a fan of ancient history then it's worth the €3,50. For that matter, even if you're not a huge history fan, it's a unique feature of Cologne and probably... More 

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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Roman artifacts and Roman ruins right under a modern city. My boyfriend and I thought this exhibit was really cool and well done. Highly recommended!

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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New Providence, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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