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Praetorium

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Defiantly worth a visit. Just to get the feel of how big and old this undercroft of the don... read more

Reviewed January 30, 2017
matthewrc
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Fascinating site

I loved visiting the site. The ruins are fascinating. The only thing missing is an English language... read more

Reviewed December 10, 2016
Stephanie22052356
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Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

Defiantly worth a visit. Just to get the feel of how big and old this undercroft of the don actually is

Thank matthewrc
Reviewed January 18, 2017

We visited here to see some old ruins and were a bit disappointed while most of the small things were copys and bigger things in bad shape. It was nice to see the roman sewer but you could hardly perceive where the walls were. I...More

Thank Veera V
Reviewed December 20, 2016

We had some time to spend and tried the Praetorium. Once again, like everywhere in Cologne, there was only the option to pay in cash. The tunnel was impressive and gives you the opportunity to take great pictures. The rest of the exhibit was nice,...More

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Reviewed December 10, 2016

I loved visiting the site. The ruins are fascinating. The only thing missing is an English language guide book, which would have really helped gain a little more perspective.

Thank Stephanie22052356
Reviewed November 26, 2016

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...More

3  Thank Michael C
Reviewed November 15, 2016

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...More

Thank Belgofin
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

Thank John T
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...More

Thank Tuhughes
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!

Thank Garfieldluvr
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.

3  Thank joelady
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There are English tours - but I think they run from the Tourist Office near the cathederal
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