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“Awe inspiring but sparse explanation”
Review of Praetorium

Praetorium
Ranked #20 of 236 things to do in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed June 21, 2018

This underground enclosed site is self guided and large enough to give you an introduction to Roman era “Germania”. Well worth the visit but be aware that most of the posted descriptions are only in German.

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Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

First. Only 3-4 information boards are written in English, otherwise everything is written in German.
It is absolutely amazing the ruins you can view and the sewer line you can walk through. They have 3 D models to show you what they believe the building looked like. Worth the small admission price.

Thank Patron17
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Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

It is not well marked, in a basement under government buildings, but this large group of partly intact Roman buildings shows another side of Cologne. You are walking up close and seeing a large collection of Roman tombs and sculptures, with few tourists except local school groups. We enjoyed the 18 th C cork models of the ancient site, which let you visualize it.

Thank Richard S
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

The ruins of the Roman government center, carefully excavated beneath the city hall, was a delight to see. We understand that it’s about to be closed for years for further excavations.

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Reviewed May 6, 2018

I was very surprised at this. It's not that large and they don't have much in English but I really liked seeing the ancient Roman ruins under the city of Koln. Others may not be as impressed but it didn't cost much at all.

Thank Dave D
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