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A must with the combined ticket for the Romisches Musejm

Here you can see the ruins of one part of the Praetorium. And it must have been vast. Brilliantly... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
Hatfield, United Kingdom
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Don't Miss These Ruins

The Roman Praetorium in Cologne can be hard to find - it's in a slightly nondescript building off... read more

Reviewed April 27, 2018
Josh R
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Here you can see the ruins of one part of the Praetorium. And it must have been vast. Brilliantly well laid out walkways with a small exhibition of artefacts and history to contextualise it. You can also follow a pathway into a Roman sewer (be...More

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Reviewed April 27, 2018

The Roman Praetorium in Cologne can be hard to find - it's in a slightly nondescript building off two of the main tourist streets, but it is definitely worth a look. The entry fee is minimal, and there are some exhibits that tell you about...More

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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

This might not be to everyone's taste but as an avid reader of Roman fiction and a love of the antiquity I very much enjoyed it. We paid €4 to enter however, kids are free. The initial room has a brief history of the site...More

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Reviewed March 29, 2018

Its down an alley under a cafe. Which lends to the mysteriousness of the ruins and the incredible find they were. When can you walk through a roman building in the middle of Germany?!

1  Thank Jenn O
Reviewed January 29, 2018

What an impressive place to visit! We were not sure what we would find, but it was actually the most impressive place we visited during our seven days in Cologne. Do yourself a favour, and go and see it, if you have even the slightest...More

Thank TheOldMacs
Reviewed December 16, 2017

Included in the combi ticket with the Germnaisch-Roman museum, is the praetorium. Here there is a small exhibition of Roman objects and Roman glass, as well as the ruins of the Roman governor palace. This palace was rebuild several times through the Roman rule of...More

1  Thank Katrien S
Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

I visited Rome earlier on in the year and have developed a real interest in ancient Rome and it's empire and although this museum is incomparable to the magnificent and awesome sites that are to be seen in the eternal city it is still very...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed October 19, 2017

This is not the most impressive set of roman ruins you'll ever see but they're the remains a couple of very large public buildings and there's nice models of each with a little information that helps put them in context. The 100 metre long sewage...More

Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed September 8, 2017

Living in the north of Europe and wanting to learn more about ancient Roman times? This is the place to be. Discovered after WWII, the remains of the old Roman city of Cologne are now open for a visit, and it really teaches you a...More

1  Thank RvdMeulen
Reviewed August 28, 2017

The site was the excavation site of the former official residence of the Imperial Governor of Cologne, the capital city of the Roman province of Lower Germania. While the site itself is just the residence (which is pretty vast by itself), the museum demonstrate a...More

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Bill L
February 11, 2016|
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There are English tours - but I think they run from the Tourist Office near the cathederal