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  • Address: Kleine Budengasse 2, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +49-2212212239
  • Ticket Price: 4 EUR
  • Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, Landmark, Monument, Family And Kids, Architecture

During the times of the Romans, Cologne was the capital of Lower Germania. The Praetorium essentially means the residence of the Roman Governor and is a historically important monument and landmark of the city. The palace that was once the cradle of all activities, administrative and political, has now been transformed into a museum. Alongside the Jewish Museum, the Praetorium displays relics of the glory days for you to get a sneak peek into those times. Along with the marble wall embellishments, mosaics and sculptures look for cracks and displacements in the building’s structure. These deformities are not a result of flaws in the architecture but the earthquake that wreaked havoc in the eight century.

  • Praetorium for adults (with Welcome Card) 3.50 Euros.
  • For children up to 6 years, the Cologne Children up to 18 years, all students (including two escorts per class), Cologne passport holders and holders, birthday children residing Cologne on the day of her birthday - Free.

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  • Praetorium Address: Kleine Budengasse 2, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Praetorium Contact Number: +49-2212212239
  • Praetorium Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Praetorium Price: 4 EUR
  • Best time to visit Praetorium(preferred time): 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Praetorium: 02:30 Hrs
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  • 14.46% of people who visit Cologne include Praetorium in their plan

  • 50% of people start their Praetorium visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Praetorium

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

58.14% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Praetorium

People normally club together Hohenzollern Bridge and Roman-Germanic Museum while planning their visit to Praetorium.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Perfect program for a rainy/cold day or if you are interested in the Roman history. Pretty impressive to see how Cologne used to look like back then. The entrance fee is really low and the exhibition really interesting.

  • WOW! The staff here dont speak much or any English but the main chap, an older gentleman, did an amazing and brilliantly animated job of hand gesturing how to best experience the exhibits. If this place was in the UK all the items would be at least 6 feet behind a rope and glass but you could actually touch some of the old statues and finds in this place, there wasn't a sign in English to say I couldn't so assumed it was ok to do so?! There wasn't much English translated signage for the exhibits, what was there was addequate, what wasn't there was easily translated by google apps. Superb examples of Roman finds and architecture. Hope to revisit!

  • Well preserved Roman history of Cologne makes you realise the size and importance of the city 2000 years ago.

  • Pretty cool little place. You can get through the whole thing, every exhibit, every display in 20 minutes if you take your time. Hardly any translated info though so if you don't read German, bring your phone and Google translate it be prepared to guess a lot.

  • I loved this museum. I was with a friend from overseas and we didn't book any tour but I will return with a booked tour that much I enjoyed it. The sewage tunnel is nothing for the faint heart. Claustrophobic situation but still amazing. The rich history in form of buildings is simply breathtaking.

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