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Why go to the dome?

This church with its lovely garden is all you'll wish for after being part of the crowds in the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Helena H
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Nice romanesque church with original door

The church has the typical Ottonian shape, and is quite elegant. It is one of the 12 romanesque... read more

Reviewed December 16, 2017
Katrien S
Ghent, Belgium
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This intimate church includes intricately designed wooden doors from the 11th century on its outside and wooden carvings depicting the life of Christ on its inside.
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Marienplatz 19, 50676 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This church with its lovely garden is all you'll wish for after being part of the crowds in the dome and Altstadt. In the monastery garden the bumblebees enjoy the dahlias (just as beautiful as in any botanical garden) and in the church you can...More

Thank Helena H
Reviewed December 16, 2017

The church has the typical Ottonian shape, and is quite elegant. It is one of the 12 romanesque churches in Cologne. The main reason to go, is to view the original wooden door, still on display, but no longer in use. When I was there,...More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed December 11, 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful and historically important church that is a really nice church to visit. The church and the site of the church has some serious history attached to it ,built on the foundations of Roman Capitoline Temple the beautiful Romanesque architecture looks superb...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed March 28, 2017

I came across this church somewhat by accident during a short trip to Cologne. It is a bit outside of the Old Town center, perhaps 10-15 minutes' walk from the Dom. It caught my eye due to its clear Romanesque architecture. It is accessed through...More

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Reviewed February 14, 2017

While aimlessly walking around, I stumbled upon this church, well not really as I saw it as I was walking along and looked down a street. I had to go and look. Just awesome.

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Reviewed May 29, 2016

Cologne has so many Romanesque churches - twelve in all – that we couldn’t visit them all during our short stay. But we didn’t miss St. Mary in the Capitol, which was only a short walk from our hotel on Hay Market (“Heumarkt”). It is...More

Thank Trainbleu
Reviewed March 23, 2016

Popped in here just before Easter and kept a low profile as there was a service on. Almost no congregation, but several men and women in robes, carrying out a service. They were singing and the acoustics were amazing. great to hear. very minimal decoration...More

Thank WBC49
Reviewed March 23, 2016

This church has a more modern look to it with it's outer brick facade. It is very nice inside as well but I found it very hard to find even with my map.

Thank jordanellie41
Reviewed February 19, 2016

Amongst so many church buildings in Cologne, each with their own character and ambiance, the St Maria im Kapitol encases peroids of history long forgotten. Based on the design of the Nativity church in Bethlehem this churc was built on former Roman foundations and over...More

Thank Wynand S
Reviewed October 11, 2015

Right near downtown, and easy to find, St. Maria im Kapitol is one of the best preserved Romanesque churches in the Cologne area. From the Cathedral walk straight down the pedestrian only Hohe Strasse until the end. Look to the left and you will see...More

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