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Gross St. Martin

An Gross St Martin, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 16425650
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This famous Romanesque cathedral, re-opened in 1985 following extreme damage during World War II, takes second billing behind only the Dom as Cologne's most prominent religious structure.
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  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
An Gross St Martin, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 16425650
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We only scoped out the outside which was beautiful in October fringed with red leaves. Gorgeous building.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Romanisch churches of Cologne are so much different to UK churches and even older. Gross St Martin is one of the best to visit. It's tower being the second most visible structure after the cathedral. Inside it is surprising bare, stripped back of all...More

Thank Kyle-Nazard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church is bare compared to most Catholic Churches, it is in the Benedictine tradition and makes it different. You can take a brief self guided tour below as well for .50€

Thank Nate C
Reviewed 23 September 2017

This is a very nice photo opp, especially if you are able to combine it with a view of the Cologne Cathedral in the background.

Thank GPaCalgary
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Worth entering and enjoying the solitude. Not full of tourists, several times during the day service is offered

Thank apollokalele
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We had an afternoon to fill in while in Cologne so we created our own walking tour of historic sites from the city map we got at our hotel. It included the Rathaus, Alter Markt, Heumarkt, Gross St Martin plus other, churches, columns, gates and...More

Thank Emma W
Reviewed 18 August 2017

This church is a short walk from the Cologne Cathedral. Its Romanesque architecture makes for an interesting contrast with that of the Dom. For a small fee, you can venture below ground and see the original construction which was for a Roman granary. There are...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

I was visiting Cologne for one day only. I knew that the museums would be closed but I certainly didn't expect a church to be closed one day of the week. How ridiculous is that! Don't people go to church on Mondays too?

Thank Walkabout96
Reviewed 6 August 2017

popped in and was dissapointed especially when you see the beautiful exterior it was like they forgot to do the inside

Thank bas t
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful church which began life in the 12th Century as a Benedictine Abbey. Pristine white interior less ornate than most catholic churches. There is a very strange,harrowing statue of Christ. Looks like he's on the cross but there is no cross. A few minutes walk...More

Thank bluesbuddah
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Emiliano R
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