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St. Ursula

Ursulaplatz, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 133400
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A nice church with a creepy / bizarre twist

From the outside, it looks like just another church in a quiet neighbourhood, but the real... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
In-Yong H
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London, United Kingdom
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An interesting Local church round the corner from our hotel.

Quite a plain building except for the bell tower on top. We were intrigued by the connection of St... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2018
Mike H
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Ursulaplatz, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Altstadt-Nord
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+49 221 133400
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"golden room"
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"main church"
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"romanesque churches"
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"closed door"
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"worth a visit"
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"cologne cathedral"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful church"
in 3 reviews
"great history"
in 2 reviews
"entrance fee"
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"interesting place"
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"take photos"
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"old church"
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"worth checking out"
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"chamber"
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"martyrs"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the outside, it looks like just another church in a quiet neighbourhood, but the real attraction here is the Golden Room, which has all the relics from the '11,000 virgins' who were apparently martyred with St Ursula, as well as prayers written out with...More

Thank In-Yong H
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Quite a plain building except for the bell tower on top. We were intrigued by the connection of St Ursula to the UK and the fact that there are nuns living in the adjoining buildings.

Thank Mike H
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

It’s taken me near on 8 years to visit St Ursula’s. It’s been on my list that long! However every time I’ve tried, the church and/or the Goldene Kammer has been closed. But today I phoned ahead to check, and it was open! Step into...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

This is one of the 12 romanesque churches in the city. Architecturally, it is not the nicest. There are a few frescoes left in the church as well as lots of statues. The altar houses the reliquary of St Ursula. However, the reason to visit,...More

Thank Katrien S
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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

I had read up about the beautiful Church Of St Ursula and couldn't wait to visit here. The church is quite beautiful but it's the wonderful and macabre story behind the church and the eerie ossuary which allegedly hold the bones of St Ursula and...More

Thank Neil K
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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

After reading the reviews from others that have visited the church, I made it a priority to visit this attraction. Upon arriving, it was very difficult to find the entrance. Upon entering, we were disappointed to see that the gates were locked so we could...More

Thank Breanne M
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Having read about the St Ursula's Golden Room in a book, was keen to visit this location. After about a 10 min walk from the Cologne Cathedral found the St Ursula church but finding the Golden Room was a bit harder. Enter the church and...More

1  Thank peter_fussell
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

The church is beautiful and typical for the west gothic period. There is a small and pleasant hotels around. It is not a massive church as the dom let's say, but as it is not that far away from the DOM, it is a good...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

I read about this church online and because it was only a10 minute stroll from our hotel near the main train station we thought it was worth checking out. I'm glad we did as this is not your average church. The church itself is free...More

Thank LynsFrostee
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

St Ursula--if she ever existed--- was a princess or noble martyr who refused to marry a pagan, or some such story. When the story was first told, she had been accompanied by ll ladies-in-waiting. By the time that medieval people got finished telling the story,...More

Thank Carol K
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