The Overstolzenhaus on the Rheingasse has defied the effect of passing time. The Roman patrician's house, which, ... More
The Overstolzenhaus on the Rheingasse has defied the effect of passing time. The Roman patrician's house, which, according to some experts is the best remaining in Germany, is at least the only one of its kind to survive in Cologne and was renovated in the 19th Century. It was named after its builder, Werner Overstolz, who constructed it between 1225 and 1230 and gave it the name Zur Rheingasse. The house has retained this original name. The owners of the house decorated it in the style of the nobility and knights, with representations of tournaments painted on the inside walls - one of which remains to be seen today. The Overstolzenhaus now houses Cologne's media college.
Cologne's Roman past remains constantly present. Just by making a shopping trip along the Hohe Straße, which runs down from
the Kölner Dom to the business centre of the city, you are walking in the footsteps of the ancient ...
The Roman Germanic Musuem houses the most beautiful of Cologne's Roman mosaics: the Dionysius Mosaic. The mosaic floor, belonging to
a large Roman villa, was discovered during building work in 1941. The Museum, which was opened in 1974 on ...
Anyone who's interested in television and broadcasting, and would like to catch a glimpse behind the scenes should definitely take
one of the guided tours of the Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Germany's largest regional broadcaster. There are tours of the Funkhaus, ...