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Praetorium

Grosse Budengasse 2, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 22122394
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A hidden gem

This might not be to everyone's taste but as an avid reader of Roman fiction and a love of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SingleManShuffle
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Easy to miss but dont!

Its down an alley under a cafe. Which lends to the mysteriousness of the ruins and the incredible... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jenn O
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“roman ruins” (21 reviews)
“german museum” (10 reviews)
“sewage system” (5 reviews)
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Grosse Budengasse 2, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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+49 221 22122394
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This might not be to everyone's taste but as an avid reader of Roman fiction and a love of the antiquity I very much enjoyed it. We paid €4 to enter however, kids are free. The initial room has a brief history of the site...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its down an alley under a cafe. Which lends to the mysteriousness of the ruins and the incredible find they were. When can you walk through a roman building in the middle of Germany?!

1  Thank Jenn O
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Reviewed January 30, 2018

What an impressive place to visit! We were not sure what we would find, but it was actually the most impressive place we visited during our seven days in Cologne. Do yourself a favour, and go and see it, if you have even the slightest...More

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Reviewed December 16, 2017

Included in the combi ticket with the Germnaisch-Roman museum, is the praetorium. Here there is a small exhibition of Roman objects and Roman glass, as well as the ruins of the Roman governor palace. This palace was rebuild several times through the Roman rule of...More

1  Thank Katrien S
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Reviewed December 5, 2017 via mobile

I visited Rome earlier on in the year and have developed a real interest in ancient Rome and it's empire and although this museum is incomparable to the magnificent and awesome sites that are to be seen in the eternal city it is still very...More

Thank Neil K
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Reviewed October 19, 2017

This is not the most impressive set of roman ruins you'll ever see but they're the remains a couple of very large public buildings and there's nice models of each with a little information that helps put them in context. The 100 metre long sewage...More

Thank AllanJGJ
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Reviewed September 8, 2017

Living in the north of Europe and wanting to learn more about ancient Roman times? This is the place to be. Discovered after WWII, the remains of the old Roman city of Cologne are now open for a visit, and it really teaches you a...More

1  Thank RvdMeulen
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Reviewed August 29, 2017

The site was the excavation site of the former official residence of the Imperial Governor of Cologne, the capital city of the Roman province of Lower Germania. While the site itself is just the residence (which is pretty vast by itself), the museum demonstrate a...More

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Reviewed August 24, 2017

We were wandering around central Cologne when the it started raining so this was the perfect activity to fill in time out of the rain. It takes less than an hour to go through at a moderate place but entry is very cheap. You may...More

Thank Emma W
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Reviewed June 19, 2017

Bought the 'combi' ticket that allowed entry to the main Roman museum and this one, saved a small amount. Lots of large scale roman ruins in this basement that give you a better understanding of how big the Roman buildings were. The highlight was the...More

Thank Robert F
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Bill L
February 11, 2016|
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Response from Albia-Newton | Reviewed this property |
There are English tours - but I think they run from the Tourist Office near the cathederal
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