Roman aspects of modern Cologne
Cologne still bears overwhelming witness to its five hundred years existence as a Roman city and also to the further history such as, for example, remains from the Franconian period.
Many historic buildings, monuments, utensils and works of art can be seen at their original places and much can be seen today in the Roman-German Museum opened in 1974 above the famous Dionysos mosaic alongside the cathedral.
Outside the museum, the city fortifications of Roman Cologne can be seen, for example, in the middle of the city in Komödienstraße / cnr. Tunistraße.
At the corner of Zeughausstraße and St.-Alpen-Straße, there is the almost completely preserved north-western corner tower of the city wall with ornate stone mosaics.
The place of the Roman city fathers of the Province of Lower Germania, the so-called Praetorium, which originates from various construction periods from the 1st to 4th century after Christ, can be seen partly in the basement of the new Town Hall (Spanish construction), entrance Kleine Budengasse.
Remains of the East Gate of the late Romanesque citadel, Divite-Deutz from the 14th century after Christ stand on the north side of the Lufthansa high-rise building in Deutz. .
In the foundation museum of the late Roman period and early Middle Ages under the St. Severins Church, earlier buildings can be discovered under other graves from the Roman and Franconian period, that is from the 1st - 7th century after Christ .
A further Roman burial chamber is located in Cologne Weiden, Aachener Straße 1328. The underground chamber is fitted out richly and was actually built for a Roman landowner.
You can find further information about these sights and much more on the Internet under: www.museenkoeln.de