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Explore interesting sights in Cologne, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 100 sights are available in Cologne, Germany.

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1. Chocolate Museum

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The Cologne Chocolate Museum is a special museum for chocolate in the Altstadt-Süd district of Cologne. The exhibition building, located on a peninsula in the Rheinauhafen, houses a collection on the history of chocolate and a permanent exhibition on modern chocolate production, among other things.

Wikipedia: Imhoff-Schokoladenmuseum (DE), Website

2. St. Kunibert

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The Basilica of St. Cunibert also St. Kunibert is the last of Cologne's twelve Romanesque churches to be built. It was consecrated in 1247, one year before work on the Gothic Cologne Cathedral began. It was declared a minor basilica in 1998 by the then Pope John Paul II.

Wikipedia: Basilica of St. Cunibert, Cologne (EN), Website

3. St. Gereon's Basilica

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St. Gereon's Basilica is a German Roman Catholic church in Cologne, dedicated to Saint Gereon, and designated a minor basilica on 25 June 1920. The first mention of a church at the site, dedicated to St. Gereon, appears in 612. However, the building of the current choir gallery, apse, and transepts occurred later, beginning under Archbishop Arnold II von Wied in 1151 and ending in 1227. It is one of twelve great churches in Cologne that were built in the Romanesque style.

Wikipedia: St. Gereon's Basilica, Cologne (EN), Website

4. St. Gereon

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St. Gereon

The Church of St. Gereon in the Merheim district of Cologne is a Roman Catholic church in the Archdiocese of Cologne, Germany. It is part of the Catholic parish association of Brück-Merheim. The church, consecrated in honour of St. Gereon of Cologne, was built around 1820 after the demolition of the old Romanesque church.

Wikipedia: St. Gereon (Köln-Merheim) (DE)

5. Flora

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The Flora und Botanischer Garten Köln is a municipal formal park and botanical garden located adjacent to Cologne Zoological Garden at Amsterdamer Straße 34, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is open daily without charge.

Wikipedia: Flora Botanical Garden (EN), Website

6. Rheinauhafen

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The Rheinauhafen is a 15.4 hectares urban regeneration project in Cologne, Germany, located along the river Rhine between the Südbrücke and Severinsbrücke, just south of the inner city's historic old town.

Wikipedia: Rheinauhafen (EN)

7. Hansa-Hochhaus

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The Hansahochhaus is a skyscraper in the Neustadt-Nord quarter of north-central Cologne. When constructed in 1924-25 it was the city's first skyscraper, and one of the first skyscrapers in Germany. It was designed as an office building in the Expressionist style by the local architect, Jacob Koerfer. It was constructed in just 135 working days, which was considered less than the time taken to erect comparable buildings in the United States where skyscrapers were already becoming mainstream by the 1920s, but construction of the Hansahochhaus was subject to interruptions so the total construction period stretched over 15 months. With 17 floors and a total height of 65 meters, for a brief period following its construction the Hansahochhaus was Europe's tallest building

Wikipedia: Hansahochhaus (EN)

8. Museum Schnütgen

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The Schnütgen Museum in Cologne is devoted to Christian religious art, mainly medieval, but some parts of the collection, such as its textiles and prints, extend from antiquity to the modern period. In 1906, the collection of Alexander Schnütgen was donated to the city, and the collection has continued to expand, so that until the opening of a new building in 2010, only about 10% of its 13,000 items could be displayed. Now some 2,000 objects are on display in 1900 sq. metres of gallery space, with an additional 1300 sq. metres for special exhibitions. Schnütgen (1843–1918) was a Catholic priest and theologian; according to the museum website "Up to now people tell stories about his zealous and sometimes crafty collection tactics".

Wikipedia: Schnütgen Museum (EN), Website

9. Optischer Telegraph

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The Prussian Semaphore System was a telegraphic communications system used between Berlin and the Rhine Province from 1832 to 1849. It could transmit administrative and military messages by optical signal over a distance of nearly 550 kilometres (340 mi). The telegraph line comprised 62 stations each furnished with a signal mast with six cable-operated arms. The stations were equipped with telescopes that operators used to copy coded messages and forward them to the next station. Three dispatch departments located in Berlin, Cologne and Koblenz handled the coding and decoding of official telegrams. Although electric telegraphy made the system obsolete for military use, simplified semaphores were still used for railway signals.

Wikipedia: Prussian semaphore system (EN)

10. St. Clemens

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St. ClemensHOWI - Horsch, Willy / CC BY 3.0

St. Clemens is a former ship church of the now right bank of the Cologne district of Mülheim. The church, which was located directly on the banks of the Rhine, was built as a Romanesque hall church of the 12th/13th Century. It was a branch church of the parish church of St. Mauritius in Buchheim for centuries, was raised to the parish church after its destruction in 1796 and still remained the only Catholic Church in Mülheim. With the new building of the Liebfrauenkirche in 1864, she lost the parish rights and became the side church again. With another seven churches, it is now part of the Catholic parish of St. Clemens and Mauritius, which includes the districts of Mülheim, Buchheim and Buchforst.

Wikipedia: St. Clemens (Köln-Mülheim) (DE)

11. Straßenbahnmuseum

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Straßenbahnmuseum Michael Bienick / CC BY-SA 2.5

The Thielenbruch tram museum represents the history of rail-bound city traffic in Cologne. It is located in the Dellbrück district of Cologne and was opened in 1997. In a car hall from 1906 on the eastern outskirts of Cologne, the collection of vehicles from Cologne's transport companies, which has been built since the 1960s/1970s, has been presented. With around two dozen partly ready -to -use tram vehicles, it offers an overview of the development of this means of transport from the horse's railway to the light rail car. The association “Historical Tram Cologne e. V. ”operates the museum on a voluntary basis. The inn is also in the museum in the building complex.

Wikipedia: Straßenbahn-Museum Thielenbruch (DE), Website

12. Kölner Edelweißpiraten

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Kölner Edelweißpiraten photographer: Christoph Rückert aka Dstern - thank you! / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Edelweiss Pirates were a loosely organized group of youths opposed to the status quo of Nazi Germany. They emerged in western Germany out of the German Youth Movement of the late 1930s in response to the strict regimentation of the Hitler Youth. Similar in many ways to the Leipzig Meuten, they consisted of young people, mainly between the ages of 14 and 17, who had evaded the Hitler Youth by leaving school and were also young enough to avoid military conscription, which was only compulsory from the age of 17 onward. The roots and background of the Edelweiss Pirates movement were detailed in the 2004 film Edelweiss Pirates, directed by Niko von Glasow.

Wikipedia: Edelweiss Pirates (EN)

13. Kölner Zoo

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The Aktiengesellschaft Cologne Zoological Garden is the zoo of Cologne, Germany. Being the third oldest zoo in Germany, it features over 10,000 animals of more than 850 species on more than 20 hectares. The internationally renowned zoo with an attached aquarium and invertebrate exhibit is active in preservational breeding of animals that are in danger of becoming extinct. In addition, in-the-wild conservation efforts and research focussing on animals of Madagascar, Wallacea, and Vietnam are actively promoted and supported via cooperation with Cologne University and local projects, such as in the case of Przewalski's horses.

Wikipedia: Cologne Zoological Garden (EN), Website

14. Schauspielhaus Köln

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Schauspiel Köln is a theatre and company in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It forms together with the Cologne Opera and other houses the Bühnen der Stadt Köln. The listed building has 830 seats in the Grand House, 120 in the locksmith and 60 in the refreshment room. In addition, the listed 'Halle Kalk' has 200 seats, it was used until closing in the summer of 2015 because of the danger of collapse. Since the 2013/14 season Depot 1 and Depot 2 have been used as interim venues during the extensive renovation of the Schauspielhaus on the site of the former Carlswerk in Schanzenstraße in Cologne-Mülheim.

Wikipedia: Schauspiel Köln (EN), Website

15. Great St. Martin Church

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Great St. Martin ChurchHpschaefer www.reserv-art.de / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Great Saint Martin Church is a Romanesque Catholic church in Cologne, Germany. Its foundations rest on remnants of a Roman chapel, built on what was then an island in the Rhine. The church was later transformed into a Benedictine monastery. The current buildings, including a soaring crossing tower that is a landmark of Cologne's Old Town, were erected between 1150-1250. The architecture of its eastern end forms a triconch or trefoil plan, consisting of three apses around the crossing, similar to that at St. Maria im Kapitol. The church was badly damaged in World War II; restoration work was completed in 1985.

Wikipedia: Great St. Martin Church, Cologne (EN)

16. Planetarium und Sternwarte Köln

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The Cologne Planetarium is located in the Leonardo-da-Vinci-Gymnasium in Cologne-Nippes. A Zeiss ZKP-1 small planetarium, built in 1965, in the basement of the school offers groups of up to 30 people the opportunity to show the starry sky, the Milky Way and planets as they can be seen with the naked eye in clear weather. The Cologne Planetarium also has an observatory that was built between 1960 and 1963. A very large part of the complex – including the telescopes and domes – was built by former students in their spare time. The long-time director of the planetarium was Hermann Gundermann (1938–2022).

Wikipedia: Planetarium Köln (DE), Website

17. Domschatzkammer

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Domschatzkammer Die Autorenschaft wurde nicht in einer maschinell lesbaren Form angegeben. Es wird Elya als Autor angenommen (basierend auf den Rechteinhaber-Angaben). / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Cologne Cathedral Treasury of the Metropolitan Chapter of the High Cathedral Church belongs to Cologne Cathedral. It is located on the north side of the cathedral. Large parts of Cologne's cathedral treasure are exhibited in it. Christian art from the 4th to the 20th century is shown there. The cathedral treasury was inaugurated on 21 October 2000 and was heavily criticised at the time. Many felt that the cube encased in dark bronze plates, which represents the entrance area to the cathedral treasury, was a foreign body in front of the Gothic north façade of the cathedral.

Wikipedia: Domschatzkammer Köln (DE)

18. St. Ursula

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St. Ursula Hans Peter Schaefer --> Hps-poll / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Basilica church of St. Ursula is located in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is built upon the ancient ruins of a Roman cemetery, where the 11,000 virgins associated with the legend of Saint Ursula are said to have been buried. The church has an impressive reliquary created from the bones of the former occupants of the cemetery. It is one of the twelve Romanesque churches of Cologne and was designated a Minor Basilica on 25 June 1920. While the nave and main tower are Romanesque, the choir has been rebuilt in the Gothic style.

Wikipedia: Basilica of St. Ursula, Cologne (EN)

19. Bayenturm

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BayenturmHOWI - Horsch, Willy / CC BY 3.0

The Bayenturm is a medieval fortified tower in the city centre of Cologne, Germany. The defiant Bayenturm, built like a castle, was built around 1220 as part of the eight-kilometre-long medieval city fortifications. The southern corner tower of the city wall on the Rhine is today one of the few testimonies of this complex, which enclosed Cologne for 700 years. The tower is about 35 meters high with ground floor and four upper floors including battlements. Today, the Bayenturm is the headquarters of the non-profit foundation "FrauenMediaTurm".

Wikipedia: Bayenturm (DE)

20. Historical watertower

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Chemische Fabrik Kalk (CFK) was a German chemicals company based in Kalk, a city district of Cologne. The company was founded in 1858 as Chemische Fabrik Vorster & Grüneberg, Cöln by Julius Vorster and Hermann Julius Grüneberg and was renamed to Chemische Fabrik Kalk GmbH in 1892. At times the company was the second-largest German producer of soda ash and was, with almost 2400 employees, one of the largest employers in Cologne. For decades the chimneys and the water tower of the factory dominated the skyline of Cologne-Kalk.

Wikipedia: Chemische Fabrik Kalk (EN)

21. Synagoge im Jüdischen Wohlfahrtszentrum

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Synagoge im Jüdischen Wohlfahrtszentrum Elke Wetzig (Elya) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Jewish Welfare Center is a large Jewish social institution located in the former buildings of the "Israelite Asylum for the Sick and Weak" at Ottostraße 85 in the Neuehrenfeld district of Cologne. The centre looks back on an eventful and eventful history. The newly built and rebuilt building complex, which was moved into in 2003, now houses facilities of the Cologne synagogue community, such as administration, social counselling, day-care centre, primary school and a parents' home as a Jewish institution for the elderly.

Wikipedia: Jüdisches Wohlfahrtszentrum (DE), Website

22. Reiterstandbild König Friedrich Wilhelm IV.

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The equestrian statue of Frederick William IV of Prussia by the sculptor Gustav Blaeser, made of bronze, is located at the portal of the Hohenzollern Bridge on the right bank of the Rhine. The equestrian statue of his brother and successor William I by Frederick Drake stands just a few metres away on the other side of the railway line. Frederick William IV had worked hard for the completion of the cathedral building. Both monuments were originally located on the former cathedral bridge. The monument was inaugurated in 1867.

Wikipedia: Reiterstandbild Friedrich Wilhelms IV. (Köln) (DE)

23. Christopherus-Kapelle

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The Christophorus chapel is a monument in the Longerich district in the Nippes district in Cologne. The listed and built chapel in 1957 is located on the site of the Bundeswehr Liège barracks, where the Federal Office for Personnel Management of the Bundeswehr is based. The church is not open to the public, but can be seen from the fence of the barracks from the Military Ringstrasse. The building was registered on July 23, 2003 with number 8624 in the monument list of the city of Cologne and is named after Christophorus.

Wikipedia: Christophorus-Kapelle (Longerich) (DE)

24. Hermann-Joseph Brunnen

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The Hermann-Josef-Brunnen is a sculptural fountain originally designed as a running fountain on the Waidmarkt in the Altstadt-Süd district of Cologne. It was donated in 1894 by the Cologne Beautification Association and designed and implemented by the sculptor Wilhelm Albermann. The sculptures depict scenes from the life and legend of the so-called "apple saint" Hermann Joseph von Steinfeld. Since 1 July 1980, the fountain has been registered under the number 164 in the list of monuments of the city of Cologne.

Wikipedia: Hermann-Josef-Brunnen (DE)

25. Heilig Kreuz

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Heilig Kreuz is a Catholic parish church in the Weidenpesch district of Cologne, which was built in 1931 according to plans by the architect Heinrich Bartmann, used since the end of 1931 and consecrated in June 1934. The church bears the patronage of the Holy Cross and has been a listed building since 1983. Its architecture stands in the field of tension between tradition and modernity, whereby the design had to do justice to the more conservative and traditional ideas of the municipality.

Wikipedia: Heilig Kreuz (Köln) (DE)

26. Dreikönigenpförtchen

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The hidden Epiphany Gate is the only one of the gates of Cologne's many former monastic immunity districts that has been preserved. At the walls of these monasteries and monasteries, the city's legislative power and tax sovereignty ended. The gate connects the Lichhof of the Church of St. Mary in the Capitol with Marienplatz. The small gate is not to be confused with the medieval Three Kings' Gate, a gateway to the city fortifications on the Rhine side that was demolished in 1854.

Wikipedia: Dreikönigenpförtchen (DE), Website

27. Merheimer Heide

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The Merheimer Heide on the right bank of the Rhine is a local recreation area in Cologne, the layout of which goes back to the plans of Fritz Schumacher. These envisaged the creation of an outer green belt encompassing the city. The green spaces of the Merheimer Heide touch or extend over the districts of Buchheim, Holweide, Merheim and Höhenberg. Due to residential and highway construction, the terrain was greatly reduced to its original size of 150 hectares in the eastern area.

Wikipedia: Merheimer Heide (DE)

28. St. Stephan

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The Roman Catholic Church of St. Stephan was built between 1884 and 1887 according to plans by August Carl Lange and Robert Mohr in Cologne-Lindenthal. It was one of the first churches in Germany, which was already on 27/28. May 1941 was destroyed. Only the church tower was restored in a changed form after the Second World War. The church tower and some equipment of the church were listed on July 24, 1985 and June 19, 2001 and entered the list of monuments of the city of Cologne.

Wikipedia: St. Stephan (Köln) (DE)

29. St. Maria vom Frieden

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St. Maria vom Frieden Elke Wetzig (Elya) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Our Lady of Peace is a baroque church in the southern part of Cologne, Germany. The monastery church of a convent of the Discalced Carmelite nuns was consecrated in 1692 after several years of construction. The patronage refers to a miraculous image of the Mother of God, which was bequeathed to the convent as an inheritance in 1642. In April 1942, the church and monastery were largely destroyed, but between 1947 and 1957 they were gradually rebuilt in the old style.

Wikipedia: St. Maria vom Frieden (Köln) (DE)

30. Neu St. Alban

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Neu St. Alban Elke Wetzig (Elya) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Neu St. Alban is a parish church in the Neustadt-Nord district of Cologne, Germany, in the northern corner of the Stadtgarten. The church was built in 1958/1959 according to plans by Hans Schilling from rubble bricks. Among other things, building materials from the Cologne Opera House, which was slightly damaged in the Second World War and demolished in 1958, were used. From the church Alt St. Alban next to the Gürzenich, preserved furnishings were taken over.

Wikipedia: Neu St. Alban (DE)

31. Kirche Johannes XXIII.

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The Church of the Catholic University Community of Cologne – St. John XXIII is a Roman Catholic church in the Cologne district of Sülz, built between 1968 and 1969 by Josef Rikus and Heinz Buchmann († 2004). With its brutalist, sculptural architecture, it occupies a special position among Cologne's church buildings. After the canonization of Pope John XXIII in 2014, he was included as the patron saint of the church in the official name of the church.

Wikipedia: Kirche der katholischen Hochschulgemeinde Köln – St. Johannes XXIII. (DE)

32. Sankt Joseph

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The Church of St. Joseph is a Roman Catholic parish church in Cologne-Ehrenfeld and, together with the churches of St. Mechtern, St. Peter, St. Anna and St. Barbara, belongs to the pastoral care area of Ehrenfeld in the Archdiocese of Cologne. It is located on Venloer Straße in Cologne-Ehrenfeld, not far from the market square and the chapel of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, and is framed on the sides by Klarastraße and Wahlenstraße.

Wikipedia: St. Joseph (Köln-Ehrenfeld) (DE)

33. Karl-Rahner-Akademie

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The Karl-Rahner Academy is a Catholic city academy in Cologne in free sponsorship. It sees itself as an independent discussion forum in the “Kulturquartier am Neumarkt” in the center of Cologne and is aimed at people who are interested in theological, philosophical, cultural and social issues. To a high proportion of participants with a university degree, even beyond the borders of the city of Cologne and the Catholic Church.

Wikipedia: Karl-Rahner-Akademie (DE)

34. DOMiD

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DOMiD is a registered association in Cologne that collects, preserves, researches and exhibits materials on the history of migration. The history of immigration in Germany is to be presented to a wide audience. In addition to its museum and archival work, DOMiD organizes events, conferences and lectures. The aim is to convey migration as the norm. Since 2010, DOMiD has been located in the district town hall in Cologne-Ehrenfeld.

Wikipedia: DOMiD (DE), Website

35. St. Servatius

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St. Servatius is a Catholic parish church dedicated to the Holy Servatius of Tongern in the Kölner district of Immendorf, which was built in 1873 and 1874 according to plans by the architect August Carl Lange. It stands on a 13 meter high hill, which is called "Heidenberg". Foundations of their much older predecessor building were used for the construction and are still partly visible in the current building.

Wikipedia: St. Servatius (Köln-Immendorf) (DE)

36. St. Bernhard

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St. Bernhard is a Roman Catholic church in the Longerich district of Cologne on the left bank of the Rhine. It is a branch church in the parish association Longerich/Lindweiler of the Deanery Cologne-Nippes in the Archdiocese of Cologne. As part of a renovation, the nave of the church in 2021 was prepared for a depot in the archbishopric and separated from a reduced service room in the earlier choir area.

Wikipedia: St. Bernhard (Köln) (DE), Website

37. St. Bruno

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St. Bruno is a Catholic parish church in the Klettenberg district of Cologne, which was built between 1924 and 1926 according to plans by the Mainz cathedral architect Ludwig Becker and was structurally greatly altered after the Second World War. The church was consecrated in October 1926 and is under the patronage of the medieval Archbishop of Cologne, Bruno. It has been a listed building since 1983.

Wikipedia: St. Bruno (Köln) (DE)

38. Grabeskirche St. Bartholomäus

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The burial church of St. Bartholomäus is a former Roman Catholic parish church in Cologne-Ehrenfeld, which has been used as a columbarium since 2014, in which the ashes of the deceased are buried in burial chambers. The Catholic parish of the Grab Church is the Catholic parish for the St. Rochus, Epiphany and Bartholomew. It is the first and so far the only tomb church in the Archdiocese of Cologne.

Wikipedia: St. Bartholomäus (Köln-Ehrenfeld) (DE), Website

39. Röhrenbunker

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The Reichenspergerplatz courthouse is a historic building in Cologne-Neustadt-Nord, Germany. The building, which today houses the Higher Regional Court of Cologne, the Cologne Public Prosecutor's Office and parts of the Cologne District Court, is a listed building. Since the end of 2017, the building has also been the seat of the victim protection commissioner of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Wikipedia: Justizgebäude Reichenspergerplatz (DE), Website

40. Schloss Wahn

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Schloss Wahn is a three-winged palace complex in the Cologne district of Wahn, built according to the plans of the architect Johann Georg Leydel in the style of the late Baroque, which corresponded to the model of a French "maison de plaisance", but also fulfilled its purpose as an estate. The building ensemble of the castle has been protected as an architectural monument since 9 November 1982.

Wikipedia: Schloss Wahn (DE), Website

41. St. Gertrud

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St. Gertrud is a Catholic parish church in the Agnesviertel of the northern Cologne Neustadt in the immediate vicinity of the railway embankment. It was designed by the architect Gottfried Böhm in 1960 and built from 1962 to 1965. In 1967, the architect received the Cologne Architecture Prize for the building in the style of brutalism with its asymmetrical forms and the execution in concrete.

Wikipedia: St. Gertrud (Köln) (DE)

42. Saint Peter's Bell

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The St. Peter's Bell is bell 1 of the Cologne Cathedral bells. It was cast on 5 May 1923 by master bell founder Heinrich Ulrich (1876–1924) in Apolda and has its home in the belfry of the south tower. With a mass of around 24,000 kilograms and a lower diameter of 322 cm, it was for more than 90 years – until November 2016 – the largest bell in the world that swings on a straight yoke.

Wikipedia: St. Petersglocke (DE)

43. St. Agnes

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St. Agnes is a neogothic Catholic church in Neustadt-Nord, Cologne, Germany. It was consecrated in 1902 and is the second-largest church in Cologne after the Cologne cathedral. St. Agnes is 80 metres (260 ft) long, 40 metres (130 ft) wide and occupies an area of 2,155 square metres (23,200 sq ft). The tower has a height of 61 metres (200 ft). The church is named after Agnes of Rome.

Wikipedia: St. Agnes, Cologne (EN)

44. Alte Wache

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The Alte Wache at the Zeughaus is one of the few surviving or rebuilt classicist buildings from the beginning of the Prussian period in Cologne. It is located opposite the Regional Council in Zeughausstraße. It is connected to the old armoury by a connecting building; the entire building complex houses the Cologne City Museum, with the Alte Wache being used for temporary exhibitions.

Wikipedia: Alte Wache Zeughaus (DE), Website

45. St. Hildegard in der Au

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St. Hildegard in der Au

St. Hildegard in der Au was a Roman Catholic parish church in the Cologne district of Nippes, which was built in 1960/1961 according to plans by the architect Stefan Leuer and consecrated on the first Sunday of Advent in 1961. The church was under the patronage of St. Hildegard of Bingen. It was decommissioned on 20 September 2020 with a solemn mass and is expected to be demolished.

Wikipedia: St. Hildegard in der Au (DE)

46. St. Katharina v. Siena

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St. Catherine of Siena is a Catholic branch church in the Blumenberg district of Cologne, which was built between 2001 and 2003 according to plans by the architect Heinz Bienefeld by his son Nikolaus Bienefeld and consecrated on the third Sunday of Advent in 2003. The church is under the patronage of Catherine of Siena and is the youngest Catholic church building in Cologne to date.

Wikipedia: St. Katharina von Siena (Köln) (DE)

47. Fürstenhof

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Fürstenhof

The former Hotel Fürstenhof is an office and commercial building in Cologne's Altstadt-Nord district. Due to its location directly opposite the cathedral, the building, which stands on the corner of Marzellenstraße 2–8 / Trankgasse, is one of the best-known secular buildings in Cologne. It was built in 1911 and 1912 according to a design by the Cologne architect Carl Moritz.

Wikipedia: Fürstenhof (Köln) (DE)

48. Simultanhalle

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Simultanhalle Elke Wetzig (Elya) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Simultanhalle – Space for Contemporary Art is an exhibition hall in Cologne-Volkhoven, Germany, Volkhovener Weg 209–211. It was originally built in 1979 as a test building for the Museum Ludwig by the architects Busmann + Haberer on the site of a former school in order to test lighting, exterior, ceiling and floor coverings. Characteristic is the shed roof construction.

Wikipedia: Simultanhalle (DE), Website

49. Thomaskirche

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The St. Thomas Church is a Protestant church of the Evangelical Parish of Cologne in Cologne's Agnesveedel, on the northern periphery of the city center. Today, the St. Thomas Church and the Christuskirche (Cologne) form a joint district of the Evangelical Community of Cologne, which belongs to the Cologne-Mitte church district of the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland.

Wikipedia: Thomaskirche (Köln) (DE), Website

50. St. Johannes der Evangelist

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St. Johannes The Evangelist is a Catholic church in the Stammheim district of Cologne, which was built from 1969 to 1970 according to plans by the architect Karl and Gero Band. The church belongs to the parish of St.Hubertus and Mariä birth, which emerged from three separate communities in 2010 and is to be demolished after the profanation approved since November 2018.

Wikipedia: St. Johannes der Evangelist (Köln-Stammheim) (DE)

51. Severinstorburg

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Severinstorburg

The Severinstorburg, in the Middle Ages also called "Porta (Sancti) Severini", later Severinsportz(en), Severinspforte, in Cologne Vringspooz or simply Severinstor, is one of four preserved city gate castles of the medieval city wall of Cologne, it is next to St. Severin the landmark of the Severinsviertel in Cologne and an excellent example of medieval fortifications.

Wikipedia: Severinstorburg (DE)

52. Opernbrunnen

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Opernbrunnen Horsch, Willy - HOWI / CC BY 3.0

The Cologne Opera Fountain is a fountain on Cologne's Offenbachplatz in front of the Cologne Opera House. It was inaugurated on 21 December 1966 and finally put into operation in 1967. To this day, it is of great importance in terms of urban planning and architectural art. The fountain sculpture was designed and realized by the Cologne artist Jürgen Hans Grümmer.

Wikipedia: Opernbrunnen (Köln) (DE)

53. Kalker Kapelle

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Kalker Kapelle Horsch, Willy / CC BY 3.0

The Kalk Chapel in Cologne was rebuilt between 1948 and 1950 after it was destroyed in the Second World War. It has its origins in the early modern period around 1666/67. The chapel is located in the district of Kalk at the junction of the streets Kalker Hauptstraße and the Kapellenstraße, which branches off southeast in the direction of the district of Vingst.

Wikipedia: Kalker Kapelle (DE)

54. AntoniterCityKirche

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The Antoniterkirche is a Gothic church building on the Schildergasse in central Cologne, Germany, named after the Hospital Brothers of St. Anthony who founded it between 1350 and 1370–1378. Now used by the Protestant Church, it is the second most-visited church in the city after Cologne Cathedral. The Resistance fighter Freya von Moltke was baptised there.

Wikipedia: Antoniterkirche (Cologne) (EN), Website

55. Immanuel-Kirche Stammheim

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Immanuel-Kirche Stammheim

The Immanuel Church is the church of the Protestant congregation of Cologne-Flittard/Stammheim in Cologne-Stammheim. It was inaugurated on March 3, 2013. Architecturally, the church building offers the possibility of holding various forms of events in the church and the side rooms. The church complex consists of the church, a bell tower and a small chapel.

Wikipedia: Immanuel-Kirche (Köln-Flittard/Stammheim) (DE), Website

56. Kronleuchtersaal

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The sewerage system of Cologne is part of the water infrastructure serving Cologne, Germany. Originally built by the Roman Empire in the 1st century, the city's sewer system was modernised in the late 19th century. Parts of the subterranean network are opened for public tours, and the unusual Chandelier Hall hosts jazz and classical music performances.

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57. St. Dionysius

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St. Dionysius is a Roman Catholic church in the Longerich district of Cologne on the left bank of the Rhine. It belongs to the parish association Longerich/Lindweiler of the Cologne-Nippes dean's office in the Archdiocese of Cologne and became the parish church in the course of the merger of the formerly three parishes in today's Longerich district.

Wikipedia: St. Dionysius (Köln) (DE), Website

58. Alt St. Maternus

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Alt St. MaternusHOWI - Horsch, Willy / CC BY 3.0

The church Alt Sankt Maternus, also called the "Kapellchen", is located close to the Rhine in the old historic town center of the Cologne suburb of Cologne-Rodenkirchen. The church is one of the 13 small Romanesque former village churches in front of the medieval city wall of Cologne. It is supervised by the Romanesque Churches Cologne Association.

Wikipedia: Alt St. Maternus (DE)

59. St. Pius X

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St. Pius X is a Catholic parish church in the Flittard district of Cologne, which was built between 1959 and 1962 according to plans by Margot and Joachim Schürmann and consecrated in March 1961. The church is under the patronage of Pope Pius X, who was canonized a few years before its construction, and has been a listed building since 2001.

Wikipedia: St. Pius X. (Köln) (DE)

60. Blau-Gold-Haus

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The Blau-Gold-Haus is an office and commercial building in Cologne's Old Town North, Domkloster 2, in the immediate vicinity of Cologne Cathedral. It was completed in 1952 and has been a listed building since 1991, was gutted and converted into a hotel between 2010 and 2012. It is considered an important example of post-war German modernism.

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61. Klein St. Martin

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Klein St. Martin was a Cologne parish church, which together with the Groß St. Martin collegiate church and many other churches and buildings determined the Cologne Rhine Panorama. The church was canceled in secularization and demolished around 1824. The church tower was preserved and was rebuilt after destruction in the Second World War.

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62. Pfarrkirche Christi Geburt

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Christ's Birth is a Catholic parish church in the Bocklemünd/Mengenich district of Cologne, which was built between 1969 and 1971 according to plans by the architect Eduard Frieling and consecrated in September 1972. The church is dedicated to the birth of Christ, a patronage for a Catholic church that is probably unique in Germany.

Wikipedia: Christi Geburt (Köln) (DE), Website

63. Johanneskirche

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The St. John's Church in Nonnenwerthstraße in Cologne-Sülz is the second church in the parish of Cologne-Klettenberg, which belongs to the Cologne-Mitte church district of the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland. It was built in the early sixties to accommodate the growth of the community in the districts of Sülz and Klettenberg.

Wikipedia: Johanneskirche (Köln-Sülz) (DE), Website

64. Bastei

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The Bastei is a building in Cologne-Neustadt-Nord, located at the northern end of the Cologne Ring directly on the banks of the Rhine. Since its opening on October 22, 1924, the building with a usable area of 300 m² has served as a panoramic restaurant, although operations have been suspended since 2019 due to structural defects.

Wikipedia: Bastei (Köln) (DE)

65. St. Hedwig

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St. Hedwig is a Catholic church in the Höhenhaus district of Cologne, which was built between 1966 and 1967 according to designs by the architects Emil Steffann and Gisberth Hülsmann and consecrated in October 1969. The church is under the patronage of Hedwig von Andechs and was awarded the Cologne Architecture Prize in 1967.

Wikipedia: St. Hedwig (Köln) (DE)

66. Kölner Festungsmuseum

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The Cologne Fortress Museum is a volunteer-run museum, some of which is still under construction, which aims to document and present the entire Prussian fortifications in Cologne. The museum has existed since 2004 in Zwischenwerk VIII b in the former outer fortress ring of Cologne in the Marienburg district of Cologne.

Wikipedia: Kölner Festungsmuseum (DE), Website

67. Nathanaelkirche

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The Nathanael Church belongs to the Protestant Nathanael parish in Cologne-Bilderstöckchen. The church building, named after the disciple Nathanael, was completed in 1965 and in 1974 received its distinctive campanile, set apart from the church building, directly at the intersection of Escher Strasse and Parkgürtel.

Wikipedia: Nathanaelkirche (Bilderstöckchen) (DE), Website

68. Rheinpark

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The Rheinpark is a 40 hectare (0,4 km²) large urban park along the right bank of the river Rhine in Cologne, Germany. The park lies between the Cologne districts of Deutz and Mülheim and includes a beach club, an open-air theater and a Roman Thermae styled public bath. It was voted Germany's best park in 2007.

Wikipedia: Rheinpark (EN)

69. St. Mariä Namen

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St. Mary's Name is a Catholic parish church in the Esch district of Cologne, which was built between 1967 and 1968 according to plans by the architect Hans Schilling and consecrated in September 1968. The church is named after the feast day of the Name of the Virgin Mary and has been a listed building since 1982.

Wikipedia: St. Mariä Namen (Köln) (DE)

70. St. Cäcilien

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St. Cecilia's Church is one of the twelve Romanesque churches in Cologne’s old city, maintained by the Foundation of Romanesque Churches in Cologne. The present building, little changed since its inception, dates from 1130-60. Since 1956, the church has been the home of the Schnütgen Museum for medieval art.

Wikipedia: St. Cecilia's Church, Cologne (EN), Website

71. St. Nikolaus

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The Roman Catholic Church of St. Nicholas on Berrenrather Straße at Nikolausplatz in Cologne-Sülz belongs to the parish of St. Nicholas and Charles Borromeo. Together with the church of St. Bruno in Cologne-Klettenberg, it forms the pastoral care area of Sülz-Klettenberg in the deanery of Cologne-Lindenthal.

Wikipedia: St. Nikolaus (Köln-Sülz) (DE)

72. Düxer Bock

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The Düxer Bock is the unofficial heraldic animal of the Cologne district of Deutz. Numerous clubs and initiatives have the Düxer Bock in their name, logo or mascot. Since 1964, there has also been a monument with an image of the Düxer Bock created by Gerhard Marcks in Deutz and commemorates the urban legend.

Wikipedia: Düxer Bock (DE)

73. Persian Onager

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The onager, also known as hemione or Asiatic wild ass, is a species of the family Equidae native to Asia. A member of the subgenus Asinus, the onager was described and given its binomial name by German zoologist Peter Simon Pallas in 1775. Six subspecies have been recognized, two of which are extinct.

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74. St. Maria ad Ortum

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St. Maria ad Ortum Horsch, Willy / CC BY 2.5

Maria ad Ortum was a three-nave late Romanesque church of the Cistercian Order of the Cistercian Sisters "zo sent Marie garden", Mariengarten, in Cologne, which was abolished and discarded during the French period. It is still remembered today by a street name and a chapel bearing its old Latin name.

Wikipedia: St. Maria ad Ortum (DE)

75. St. Stephanus

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St. Stephanus is a Roman Catholic chapel in the Weiden district of Cologne, Germany. The small sacred building is also known as the Üsdorf Chapel and is located at number 5 on the Lindenthal Culture Trail. It is supervised by a support association of the Catholic parish of St. Marien Cologne-Weiden.

Wikipedia: Kapelle St. Stephanus (Köln) (DE)

76. Christi Verklärung

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Christ's Transfiguration is a Catholic parish church in the Heimersdorf district of Cologne, which was built in 1966/1967 according to plans by the architect Josef Lehmbrock and consecrated in October 1966. It is dedicated to the Transfiguration of Christ and was originally in the Brutalist style.

Wikipedia: Christi Verklärung (Köln) (DE)

77. St. Maximilian Kolbe

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St. Maximilian Kolbe is a Catholic branch church in the Finkenberg district of Cologne, which was built in 1977 according to plans by the architect Hans Schilling and consecrated in September 1978. The church is under the patronage of Maximilian Kolbe (1894–1941), who was venerated as a martyr.

Wikipedia: St. Maximilian Kolbe (Köln) (DE)

78. St. Mariä Geburt

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St. Mariä Geburt

St. Mary's Nativity is a Roman Catholic parish and pilgrimage church in Cologne-Stammheim, Germany. The miraculous image of the Joyful Mother venerates the patron saint of the Archdiocese of Cologne, St. Mary. The pilgrimage season is the Feast of the Ascension and the Octave around 8 September.

Wikipedia: St. Mariä Geburt (Köln) (DE)

79. DITIB-Zentralmoschee

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The Cologne Central Mosque is a building commissioned by German Muslims of the Organization DİTİB for a large, representative Zentralmoschee in Cologne, Germany. This mosque was inaugurated by Turkish President Erdogan. After controversy, the project won the approval of Cologne's city council.

Wikipedia: Cologne Central Mosque (EN), Website

80. Bruder Klaus

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Bruder KlausHOWI - Horsch, Willy / CC BY 3.0

St. Bruder Klaus is a Roman Catholic church in the Mülheim district of Cologne, which was built between 1956 and 1958 according to plans by the architect Fritz Schaller and consecrated in November 1957. The church under the patronage of Nikolaus von Flüe has been a listed building since 2001.

Wikipedia: St. Bruder Klaus (DE)

81. Klettenbergpark

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The Klettenbergpark in the Klettenberg district of Cologne is a 6-hectare high-altitude park designed as a natural garden. It had been planned since 1903 and was laid out by the Cologne garden director Fritz Encke from 1905 to 1907 on the site of a 10 m deep gravel pit on Luxemburger Straße.

Wikipedia: Klettenbergpark (DE)

82. St. Adelheid

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The Church of St. Adelheid is a Roman Catholic church in the Archdiocese of Cologne, Germany. It is part of the Catholic parish association of Roncalli at the Heumar triangle. The church, dedicated to St. Adelheid von Vilich, was built in 1968/69 according to plans by Paul Georg Hopmann.

Wikipedia: St. Adelheid (Köln-Neubrück) (DE)

83. Petrus-Kirche Merheim

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St. Peter's Church is a Protestant religious building in the Merheim district of Cologne on the right bank of the Rhine. Together with the St. John's Church in Cologne-Brück, it belongs to the Protestant parish of Cologne-Brück-Merheim in the church district of Cologne-Right Rhine.

Wikipedia: Petruskirche (Köln-Merheim) (DE)

84. St. Johannisgemeinde

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St. Johannisgemeinde

The Independent Evangelical-Lutheran Church is a confessional Lutheran church body of Germany. It is a member of the European Lutheran Conference and of the International Lutheran Council (ILC). The SELK has about 33,000 members in 174 congregations. The seat of SELK is in Hanover.

Wikipedia: Independent Evangelical-Lutheran Church (EN), Website

85. Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum

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The Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum is a museum of ethnography in Cologne, Germany. It was reopened in 2010. The museum arose from a collection of over 3500 items belonging to ethnographer Wilhelm Joest. After his death in 1897, the collection was left to his sister Adele Rautenstrauch.

Wikipedia: Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum (EN), Website

86. Ulrepforte

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The Ulrepforte was built in the early 13th century as part of the medieval city walls of Cologne. It was first mentioned in a document in 1245. The Ulrepforte has been preserved with major structural changes. In front of it, the Sachsenring road passes as part of the Cologne Ring.

Wikipedia: Ulrepforte (DE)

87. Sankt Engelbert

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Sankt Engelbert

St. Engelbert is a Catholic church in Cologne-Riehl, Germany. It was built from 1930 to 1932 according to a design by the architect Dominikus Böhm and is considered the first modern church building in Cologne and also one of the original buildings of modern church architecture.

Wikipedia: St. Engelbert (Köln) (DE), Website

88. Vorgebirgspark

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The Vorgebirgspark is a 13.9-hectare park in the south of Cologne's city centre between the districts of Zollstock, Raderberg and Raderthal. It was built between 1910 and 1914 according to plans by the garden architect Fritz Encke. On 1 July 1914 it was opened to visitors.

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89. St. Johannes vor dem Lateinischen Tore

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St. John at the Latin Gate is the Roman Catholic parish church of Bocklemünd, a district of Cologne in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It belongs to the pastoral care area of Bocklemünd/Mengenich and Vogelsang in the Cologne City Deanery of the Archdiocese of Cologne.

Wikipedia: St. Johannes vor dem Lateinischen Tore (Köln-Bocklemünd) (DE)

90. Basilica of the Holy Apostles

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The Basilica of the Holy Apostles is a Romanesque church in Cologne (Köln), located near Innenstadt's busy Neumarkt (Köln). The former collegiate church is dedicated to the twelve Apostles. It is one of the twelve Romanesque churches built in Cologne in that period.

Wikipedia: Basilica of the Holy Apostles, Cologne (EN), Website

91. Memorial for Defectors and the Victims of Nazi Military Justice

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The Desertur monument in Cologne-Altstadt-Nord on Appellhofplatz recognizes deserters and war opponents from the time of National Socialism in the form of a pergola of the Swiss designer Ruedi Baur. It was officially handed over to the public on September 1, 2009.

Wikipedia: Deserteurdenkmal (Köln) (DE), Website

92. St. Maria in der Kupfergasse

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St. Maria in der KupfergasseRaymond - Raimond Spekking / CC BY-SA 3.0

St. Maria in der Kupfergasse is a Baroque church in Cologne, western Germany, in the district of Innenstadt. The pilgrimage church is dedicated to St. Mary, the Black Madonna. It was completed in 1715 and measures 37.20 meters in length and 17.30 metres in width.

Wikipedia: St. Maria in der Kupfergasse (EN), Website

93. ruhender Verkehr

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Resting traffic is an action plastic on the Cologne Hohenzollernring, which was created by Wolf Vostell in 1969 - it consists of a fully concreted car, the contours of which have been roughly simplified and ironicized the "dormant traffic" in public road traffic.

Wikipedia: Ruhender Verkehr (Plastik) (DE)

94. Overstolzenhaus

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The Cologne Overstolzenhaus is one of the oldest buildings in the city of Cologne, is the oldest preserved patrician house in Germany next to the Trier Epiphany and was mainly used as a residential building. It is somewhat hidden in Rheingasse 8, old town south.

Wikipedia: Overstolzenhaus (DE)

95. Friedenskirche

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The Friedenskirche is a Protestant religious building in the Ehrenfeld district of Cologne, Germany. It is one of the two church buildings of the Evangelical Parish of Ehrenfeld in the Cologne-North church district of the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland.

Wikipedia: Friedenskirche (Köln-Ehrenfeld) (DE), Website

96. Käthe Kollwitz Museum

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Käthe Kollwitz Museum Käthe Kollwitz Museum (Cologne) / PD

The Käthe Kollwitz Museum in Cologne owns the largest collections of works by the German artist Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) and has maintained close links with the Kollwitz family. The museum is owned and operated by the Kreissparkasse Köln savings bank.

Wikipedia: Käthe Kollwitz Museum (Cologne) (EN), Website

97. Lutherkirche Südstadt

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The Luther Church is a Protestant church in Cologne's Südstadt district, Germany. The church forms a separate district of the Evangelical Community of Cologne, which belongs to the Cologne-Mitte church district of the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland.

Wikipedia: Lutherkirche (Köln) (DE), Website

98. Hahnentorburg

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HahnentorburgHpschaefer www.reserv-art.de / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Hahnentorburg is one of the original twelve gate castles in the eight-kilometre-long medieval city wall of Cologne (1180–1220) and secured the western access to the city on the road to Aachen and Jülich. It is located on today's Rudolfplatz.

Wikipedia: Hahnentorburg (DE)

99. Herz Jesu

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The Cologne rings are a consequence of coherent streets with a boulevard character that are semicircular around the old town in Cologne on the left Rhine. They are based on the course of the medieval Cologne city wall and are 7½ kilometers long.

Wikipedia: Herz-Jesu-Kirche (Köln) (DE)

100. Gloria Theater

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Gloria Theater Gloria-Theater, Köln / CC BY-SA 3.0 de

The Gloria-Theater is a multi-purpose theatre and event space, originally a cinema-theatre, in the centre of Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located on Apostelnstraße north of the Neumarkt, near the Basilica of the Holy Apostles.

Wikipedia: Gloria-Theater (Cologne) (EN), Website

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