St. Alban



The (New) Church of St Alban was built between 1957 and 1958 to a design by Hans Schilling to replace the old town church of the same name, which had been destroyed in the war. It is made of rubble bricks, some of which came from the ruins of the opera house on Rudolfplatz.

The pentagonal parish hall, which is only lit by a few glass windows, is very atmospheric in its design. The altar in the apse, which is reached by climbing a few steps, was fitted with a free-standing altar in the 1950s, which is closer to the congregation. This happened before the liturgical reforms of the 1960s!

The attached sacrament chapel, with tabernacle and separate entrance door by Elmar Hillebrand, is also interesting. Remarkable pieces of equipment are also the baptismal font from 1642 from the old church, the Schürenfels triptych from the 16th century, as well as the Gemmenkreuz in the apse from 1961, created by Lioba Munz and Elisabeth Treskow.

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Dayoff: Sunday


  • Suitable for any weather

  • for Groups

  • for families

  • for individual guests

  • Suitable for the Elderly

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St Alban's Church is located on the northern edge of the Stadtgarten in Neustadt-Nord, not far from the Mediapark. It is easily accessible by public transport, as the 'Christophstraße/Mediapark' stop is 400 metres away. This is served by the Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe tram lines 12 and 15.

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St. Alban
Gilbachstraße 25
50672 Köln