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St. Gereon

St. Gereon Review

This exquisite Romanesque basilica stands on the site of an old Roman burial ground six blocks west of the train station. An enormous dome rests on walls that were once clad in gold mosaics. Roman masonry forms part of the medieval structure, which is believed to have been built over the grave of its namesake, the 4th-century martyr and Köln's patron.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Gereonskloster 2–4, Köln | Map It
  • Phone: 0221/134–922
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Mon.–Fri. 10–6, Sat. 10–5:30, Sun. 12:30–6
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  • Location: Cologne
Updated: 11-14-2013

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