1. Germany
  2. North Rhine-Westphalia
  3. Cologne

Cologne: Search for Historical Traces of the Romans

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During the 1st century Cologne became the capital of Lower Germania and a metropolis in the region. Search for traces of the past during this guided tour of Cologne's underground excavations with a guide and immerse yourself in the city's history.
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Duration: 2 hours
Starting time 12:30 PM
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  • Visit the Ubiermonument, the Roman harbor tower
  • Admire the Dionysus mosaic
  • Discover the remains of Roman Cologne
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More than 2,000 years ago the Romans founded an early settlement in the area of Cologne’s city center, which received full city rights in the middle of the first century as well as a new name: Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium.

The Romans built a city wall, a street network, a water supply, a sewage system, and established residential areas, businesses, temples and stately buildings. With these measures, the Romans created an urban infrastructure, which still influences Cologne's cityscape today. Even the main shopping streets align with those from 2,000 years ago.

Depending on availability, you will explore the Ubiermonument and/or the excavation underneath the monastery church Groß Sankt Martin.
  • Guided tour with a BVGD-certified guide
  • German-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fare to the Ubiermonument (public museum)
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  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Ubiermonument, An der Malzmühle 1, 50676 Köln

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Not allowed
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• Access to the subterranean excavations at the time of the tour is not the responsibility of the supplier and can therefore be limited
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Product ID: 217716