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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.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good43%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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An Gross St Martin, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Altstadt-Nord
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+49 221 16425650
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 26 June 2017

It was repaired nicely after the war. The church is close to the Rhine River and many bars and restaurants. Take a quick look, it won't take long and is worth your time.

Thank Smokey1611
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Gross St.Martin is a lovely looking church.....the interior is not ornate but nice and simple...apparently some of it was rebuilt after ww11...there are Roman ruins in basement which you can visit for a very small fee.

Thank Mathew M
Reviewed 19 June 2017

The church looks huge from the outside that dominates the old town area but when inside it seems much smaller and is fairly plain (having been rebuilt after the war). While its free to enter the church theres a small 50c charge to visit the...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Right on the market, plenty of places to eat. It is right on the river across from a nice green space good to picnic. The green is the bachelor and bachelorette place to go on Friday night which makes a person interesting people watching.

Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Although there are many old romanesque churches in Cologne, this is precisely the one you should not miss - Gross St. Martin. Along with the cathedral this church is one of the religious symbols of the city since the Middle Ages. The entrance is not...More

Thank Elena M
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We visited Colonge when it was raining. Yes, this presented some challenges but this is a great spot to visit for the unique architecture and inspiring church. Go visit this area.

Thank RobOlson
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Emiliano R
19 May 2015|
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The Cathedral is near the mainstation. The Oldtown only 10 minutes to go.
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