St. Kunibert



St Kunibert's is the youngest of Cologne's large Romanesque churches. It was consecrated in 1247, the year before the foundation stone of the Gothic cathedral was laid. Its west tower, which was only rebuilt decades after the war, characterises the Rhine panorama of the northern part of the old town. The interior is richly decorated, including original windows from around 1230 in the apse, remnants of medieval wall paintings, an altarpiece by Bartholomew Bruyn the Elder and the beautifully designed treasury. In the crypt is the so-called Kunibertspütz, a fountain. Its water is said to have helped unwanted childless women to have the offspring they hoped for, at least according to a Cologne legend.

Useful Information



  • Suitable for any weather

  • for Groups

  • for Class

  • for families

  • for individual guests

  • Suitable for the Elderly

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Entrance Free

Parking facilities

St Kunibert is located in the north of the old town, in the Kunibertsviertel district. Unfortunately, there are no direct public transport connections, but you can reach the church directly from Cologne main station via Breslauer Platz and Johannisstraße, which runs northwards, after about 700 metres on foot.