Romanesque Churches in Cologne

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. 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. 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. Ursula ©KölnTourismus GmbH, Udo Haake

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

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

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

St. Pantaleon
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. Georg ©KölnTourismus GmbH, Udo Haake

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

St. Georg
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. Maria Lyskirchen ©KölnTourismus GmbH, Udo Haake

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

St. Maria Lyskirchen
St. Cäcilien ©KölnTourismus GmbH, Udo Haake

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

St. Cäcilien

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,...

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