Romanesque Churches in Cologne

St. Andreas ©KölnTourismus GmbH, Jürgen Wendler

Around 960 the church was founded by Archbishop Bruno as a choir canon collegiate church.

St. Andreas
St. Aposteln ©KölnTourismus GmbH, Dieter Jacobi

Situated right in the heart of the metropolis, St. Aposteln is a monumental oasis of peace.

St. Aposteln
St. Cäcilien ©KölnTourismus GmbH, Udo Haake

St. Cäcilien houses the Museum Schnütgen, one of the most important collections of medieval art.

St. Cäcilien
St. Georg ©KölnTourismus GmbH, Udo Haake

The Romanesque pillar seems rather a compact fortress than a church.

St. Georg
St. Gereon ©KölnTourismus GmbH, Dieter Jacobi

According to a medieval legend, the name patron to St. Gereon was a Roman officer.

St. Gereon
St. Kunibert © Udo Haake

The Romanesque church dominates the Rhine panorama in the north of the cathedral city.

St. Kunibert
St. Maria im Kapitol ©KölnTourismus GmbH, Udo Haake

The church was put up over the former capitol stamp of Roman Cologne.

St. Maria im Kapitol
St. Maria Lyskirchen ©KölnTourismus GmbH, Udo Haake

Built in the early 13th century, the church has experienced relatively little change.

St. Maria Lyskirchen
Groß St. Martin ©KölnTourismus GmbH, Udo Haake

Groß St. Martin was a striking feature of the Cologne Old Town since the Middle Ages.

Groß St. Martin
St. Pantaleon ©KölnTourismus GmbH, Udo Haake

The impressive church is still furnished with a large quantity of its original construction components.

St. Pantaleon
St. Severin ©KölnTourismus GmbH, Udo Haake

The origins of this church can be traced back to the late 4th century. It was enlarged several times.

St. Severin
St. Ursula ©KölnTourismus GmbH, Udo Haake

St. Ursula was built in the late antiquity. The church was named after the Breton princess Ursula.

St. Ursula

Cologne’s ring of large Romanesque churches provides thecity with 12 additional highlights of ecclesiastic architecture.Cologne’s cityscape has been shaped by this ring of churchessince the 12th century. The churches were destroyed in WorldWar II and subsequently rebuilt. Colonia Romanica has shone inits former glory again since 1985.

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