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Praetorium

Grosse Budengasse 2, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 22122394
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Awe inspiring but sparse explanation

This underground enclosed site is self guided and large enough to give you an introduction to Roman... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
103JonS
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Farmington, Connecticut
Extremely interesting

First. Only 3-4 information boards are written in English, otherwise everything is written in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Patron17
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Denver, Colorado
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Travellers talk about
“roman ruins” (23 reviews)
“german museum” (10 reviews)
“sewage system” (5 reviews)
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Grosse Budengasse 2, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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+49 221 22122394
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"governor's palace"
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"combi ticket"
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"excavation site"
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"combined ticket"
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"public buildings"
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"sewer line"
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"cool history"
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"visited rome"
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"small museum"
in 5 reviews
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"impressive place"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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...More

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Reviewed 1 June 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...More

Thank Richard S
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Reviewed 29 May 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 7 May 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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Reviewed 4 May 2018

This attraction is like a hidden treasure in Cologne, hardly sign posted or acknowledged from what I could make out. It only costs 3.50 euro and well worth it. However, all the information about the artifacts and what you are viewing is only in German,...More

1  Thank John491
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Reviewed 29 April 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

Thank Aquinasmagister
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Reviewed 27 April 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

1  Thank Josh R
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Reviewed 5 April 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

Thank SingleManShuffle
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Reviewed 30 March 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
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There are English tours - but I think they run from the Tourist Office near the cathederal
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