Romanesque Churches in Cologne
Groß St. Martin
Groß St. Martin was a striking feature of the Cologne Old Town since the Middle Ages.
Around 960 the church was founded by Archbishop Bruno as a choir canon collegiate church.
Situated right in the heart of the metropolis, St. Aposteln is a monumental oasis of peace.
St. Ursula was built in the late antiquity. The church was named after the Breton princess Ursula.
The impressive church is still furnished with a large quantity of its original construction components.
According to a medieval legend, the name patron to St. Gereon was a Roman officer.
The Romanesque church dominates the Rhine panorama in the north of the cathedral city.
The Romanesque pillar seems rather a compact fortress than a church.
The origins of this church can be traced back to the late 4th century. It was enlarged several times.
St. Maria Lyskirchen
Built in the early 13th century, the church has experienced relatively little change.
St. Cäcilien houses the Museum Schnütgen, one of the most important collections of medieval art.
Besides the Cathedral and the museums, Cologne’s cultural highlights include its 12 Romanesque churches. The churches were repeatedly altered through the centuries, and some of them were severely damaged during World War II. In 1985 Cologne celebrated the completion of the churches’ reconstruction. The successful juxtaposition of new elements,...