2000 Years of Cologne

From Roman to Modern Times

2000_02Though Cologne originally began as the Roman settlement Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium, evidence of its 2000-year history extends beyond archaeological excavations. Cologne is home to medieval edifices, Romanesque churches, and a Gothic cathedral, along with post-war-era buildings and modern structures.

But what would all of this past be without the people whose lives have given it dynamic force?

Come with me on a journey through two millennia and learn about the many facets of a city full of tradition.

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Bild des Doms Blick vom Rhein Bild einer Kaiserstatue