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Eigelstein Torburg

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One of the City Gates

One of the original city gates, I believe on the north side of the city. All that is left is the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bangkok, Thailand
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Very interesting

We happened upon this gate when driving to our hotel and elected to return later to examine... read more

Reviewed June 28, 2018
Carlsbad, California
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“One of the City Gates”
Jul 23, 2019
“Eh... it was ok”
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Eigelstein Torburg, 50668 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 13056528
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the original city gates, I believe on the north side of the city. All that is left is the gate but envision what it looked like back in the 1200's when the city was completely walled in and this was the large opening...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 23, 2019 via mobile

I knew it wasn’t the full castle but I was still expecting more... the pictures on here show you seeing the whole thing but the trees are fully grown so you aren’t really able to see it. It was still cool to see don’t get...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Jena_TX87
Reviewed June 14, 2019

Even when this is not the best or the biggest city gate I have ever seen, it is still good to see. Don't go out of your way to come here but if possible include it in your way. With all the restaurants around I...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank RenateV169
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

We happened upon this gate when driving to our hotel and elected to return later to examine further. It’s in a delightful square surrounded by bars and cafe’s. We ate at Mangal (excellent Turkish) which is about a block away and returned to the Torburg...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank db7477
Reviewed December 20, 2017 via mobile

My twin brother Stephen and I were heading to The superb brewpub Brauhaus Em Kölsch Boor and also the Christmas Market here when we came across this awesome and very imposing gate . The stone work and the gate way is really impressive. It's a...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed October 15, 2017

As city gates go this is a pretty average attraction. The bottom portion looks medieval but the top half is a more recent construction. There a nice city logo on one side and a wrecked boat with an interesting story behind it, and there's a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed March 28, 2017

Another cool city gate that I accidentally stumbled upon as I was looking for the laundromat. Turns out there is more to this gate than just the fact that it is the old city gate.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank MrDavetheSarks
Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

This massive basalt gate like structure was built in late twelfth century and is a part of the 5.5 km wall built. This wall was built to protect the city from the invaders from the Northetn side. Located at the old city near Eberplatz, this...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank prabirg59
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Our hotel was near this area, so we decided to go visit it. On either side of the gate, there are various eateries and the area around the gate was very laid back. It's definitely a gate with a long-ago vibe to it, but there...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Christine20009
Reviewed May 18, 2016

Contrary to what some Tripadvisor reviewers seem to believe, the Eigelstein Gate is not a roman gate, it was part of the 5.5 kilometres long medieval city walls built in the 12th century, which contained twelve large fortified gates and a number of small gates....More

Date of experience: May 2016
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