Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #11 in Cologne, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 20 sights
Distance 12 km
Ascend 127 m
Descend 144 m

Experience Cologne in Germany in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in CologneIndividual Sights in Cologne

Sight 1: Dietrich-Bonhoeffer-Kirche

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The Dietrich Bonhoeffer Church is a Protestant community center with a church built in 1979 in the Cologne district of Lindenthal (Deckstein). Today, it is one of three Protestant churches in the congregation of Lindenthal in the Cologne-Mitte church district of the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland. The church is named after the theologian and resistance fighter against National Socialism Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Wikipedia: Dietrich-Bonhoeffer-Kirche (Köln-Lindenthal) (DE), Website

908 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 2: Krieler Dom (St. Stephanus)

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The church Alt St. Stephan, called Krieler Dömchen, is the oldest church building in Cologne-Lindenthal and the second oldest in Cologne after St. Gereon. The year of its foundation as a Christian church is unknown. The church is one of the 13 small Romanesque former village churches in front of Cologne's medieval city wall, which today belong to Cologne. It is looked after by the Förderverein Romanische Kirchen Köln. Until the consecration of the new parish church of St. Stephan in Bachemer Straße in 1887, Alt St. Stephan served as a parish church for the people of Krieler and the rest of the Catholic population of Lindenthal.

Wikipedia: Krieler Dömchen (DE)

42 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 3: Sankt Albertus Magnus

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St. Albertus Magnus is a Roman Catholic church in the Lindenthal district of Cologne, Germany. It is located on Suitbert-Heimbach-Platz in Kriel in the immediate vicinity of the Krieler Dömchen.

Wikipedia: St. Albertus Magnus (Köln) (DE)

778 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 4: Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche

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The Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche, also known as the "Red Church", is a church building at the intersection of Lindenthalgürtel and Gleueler Straße in Cologne-Lindenthal. It is one of three church buildings in the parish of Cologne-Lindenthal in the Cologne-Mitte church district of the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland.

Wikipedia: Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche (Köln) (DE), Website

981 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 5: Katholische Klinikkirche St. Johannes der Täufer

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St. John the Baptist is the Catholic church of the University Hospital of Cologne in the Lindenthal district. It was built between 1962 and 1965 according to the plans of the architect Gottfried Böhm in collaboration with Kurt Günssler and has been a listed building since 2001.

Wikipedia: St. Johannes der Täufer (Köln) (DE)

514 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 6: Sankt Karl Borromäus

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Sankt Karl BorromäusHOWI - Horsch, Willy / CC BY 3.0

St. Charles Borromeo is a Catholic parish church in the Cologne district of Sülz, which was built and consecrated in 1930 according to plans by the architects Ferdinand Pasmann and Joseph Bonn. The church is under the patronage of Charles Borromeo and has been a listed building since 1983. Among the Catholic churches of modernism in Cologne, it occupies a double position between Expressionism and New Building, and is the first church in Cologne to be built as part of a closed apartment block.

Wikipedia: St. Karl Borromäus (Köln) (DE)

852 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 7: Kirche Johannes XXIII.

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The Church of the Catholic University Parish of Cologne – St. John XXIII is a Roman Catholic church built in 1968–1969 by Josef Rikus and Heinz Buchmann († 2004), which has been a listed building in the Cologne district of Sülz since 2016. 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 in the official name of the church as the patron saint of the church.

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

458 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 8: Volkssternwarte Köln

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The Cologne Public Observatory is a volunteer-run observatory in the district of Cologne-Sülz, which belongs to the district of Cologne-Lindenthal. It is located on the roof of the Schiller Gymnasium there at Nikolausstraße 55.

Wikipedia: Volkssternwarte Köln (DE), Website

657 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 9: Geusenfriedhof

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Geusenfriedhof is a cemetery in Cologne, Germany. It is the oldest Protestant cemetery in the Rhineland, established around 1584.

Wikipedia: Geusenfriedhof (EN)

640 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 10: Alte Mensa

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Alte MensaRaymond - Raimond Spekking / CC BY-SA 3.0

Studiobühne Köln is a theatre in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Wikipedia: Studiobühne Köln (EN), Website

961 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 11: Herz Jesu

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The Cologne Rings are a series of contiguous streets with a boulevard character, which lie in a semicircle around the old town in Cologne on the left bank of the Rhine. They are based on the course of the medieval Cologne city wall and are 7 kilometres long.

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

1259 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 12: St. Pantaleon's Church

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The Church of Saint Pantaleon is an early Romanesque church in Cologne, Germany. The church dates back to the 10th century and is one of the twelve Romanesque churches of Cologne. The former monastery church is consecrated to Saint Pantaleon and the Saints Cosmas and Damian and is the oldest church of the cult of Saint Pantaleon west of Byzantium. The empress Theophanu and the archbishop Bruno the Great are buried in the church, which also contains shrines of saints Alban, the first Christian martyr of Britain, and Maurinus of Cologne. Pope Benedict XVI visited the church in 2005.

Wikipedia: Saint Pantaleon, Cologne (EN)

342 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 13: 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

201 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 14: Diana mit springender Antilope

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Diana mit springender Antilope Horsch, Willy - HOWI / CC BY 3.0

Diana with Leaping Antelope is a sculpture by the sculptor Fritz Behn, which is on display at the Sachsenring in the Neustadt-Süd district of Cologne.

Wikipedia: Diana mit springender Antilope (DE)

554 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 15: Ulrepforte

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The Ulrepforte was built in the early 13th century as part of the medieval city wall 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 Rings.

Wikipedia: Ulrepforte (DE)

431 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 16: St. Maria vom Frieden

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

Maria vom Frieden is a baroque church in the southern old town of Cologne. The convent church of a convent of the Discalced Carmelites 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 in 1642 as an inheritance. 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)

628 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 17: St. Johann Baptist

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St. Johann Baptist is a Roman Catholic church in Cologne, Germany.

Wikipedia: St. Johann Baptist (Köln) (DE)

201 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 18: St. Gregorius am Elend

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St. Gregorius im Elend, sometimes also called St. Gregorius Am Elend and in the vernacular Elendskirche, is a late Baroque style church in Cologne's Old Town. The church is a reconstruction of the 18th century building destroyed in the Second World War. It is located between Sionstal Street, Arnold-von-Siegen-Straße and Severinstraße on An St. Katharinen Street.

Wikipedia: St. Gregorius im Elend (DE)

943 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 19: 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)

610 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 20: Deutsches Sport- und Olympiamuseum

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Deutsches Sport- und Olympiamuseum

The German Sport & Olympic Museum is a museum in Cologne that presents the history of sports from antiquity to modern times. It is located in Cologne's Rheinauhafen within the Cologne-Altstadt-Süd district.

Wikipedia: Deutsches Sport & Olympia Museum (DE), Website


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