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Gross St. Martin

An Gross St Martin, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 16425650
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This famous Romanesque cathedral, re-opened in 1985 following extreme damage during World War II, takes second billing behind only the Dom as Cologne's most prominent religious structure.
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An Gross St Martin, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 16425650
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This large romanesque church, like all other romanesque churches in the city, largely reconstructed after the 2nd world war, is well worth a visit. It is the 2nd most important church of Cologne after the Dom. For a romanesque church it is large and very...More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled upon Groß St Martin while wandering through the city of Cologne. A stunning medieval church, restored in recent years. There was a service of sorts underway - the Monastic Fraternities of Jerusalem were chanting and singing in their white vestments and gentle, ethereal music...More

Thank dswatts69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever I walk into the Old Town of Cologne i am in awe of this amazing and historically important church . The church was built on the remains of a Roman chapel with the foundation stone layed in 960 AD with the church on completion...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We only scoped out the outside which was beautiful in October fringed with red leaves. Gorgeous building.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 28 October 2017

The Romanisch churches of Cologne are so much different to UK churches and even older. Gross St Martin is one of the best to visit. It's tower being the second most visible structure after the cathedral. Inside it is surprising bare, stripped back of all...More

Thank Kyle-Nazard
Reviewed 27 October 2017

The church is bare compared to most Catholic Churches, it is in the Benedictine tradition and makes it different. You can take a brief self guided tour below as well for .50€

Thank Nate C
Reviewed 23 September 2017

This is a very nice photo opp, especially if you are able to combine it with a view of the Cologne Cathedral in the background.

Thank GPaCalgary
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Worth entering and enjoying the solitude. Not full of tourists, several times during the day service is offered

Thank apollokalele
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We had an afternoon to fill in while in Cologne so we created our own walking tour of historic sites from the city map we got at our hotel. It included the Rathaus, Alter Markt, Heumarkt, Gross St Martin plus other, churches, columns, gates and...More

Thank Emma W
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This church is a short walk from the Cologne Cathedral. Its Romanesque architecture makes for an interesting contrast with that of the Dom. For a small fee, you can venture below ground and see the original construction which was for a Roman granary. There are...More

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