PraetoriumCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- 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: Museum, Landmark, Monument, Family And Kids, Architecture
Praetorium - Review
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 Ticket Prices
- 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.
How To reach Praetorium by Public Transport
- Rathaus (Subway station)
Restaurants Near Praetorium
- Brauhaus Sion
- The Corkonian (Irish Pub & Café)
- Collina's (Italian cuisine served)
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Things to Know Before Visiting Praetorium
14.46% of people who visit Cologne include Praetorium in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
50% of people start their Praetorium visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
2 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Praetorium
58.14% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Praetorium
Praetorium, Cologne Reviews
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.
Great slice of ancient history on the frontier of Rome at its grandest will soon close for several years. See it while you can!