The financial district of Cologne is guarded by the church of St Andreas whose tower overlooks the crossroads below. The ... More
The financial district of Cologne is guarded by the church of St Andreas whose tower overlooks the crossroads below. The crypts beneath the nave house (built in 1220) has the remains of the famous Dominican scholar Albertus Magnus, teacher of Thomas Aquinus. The church, dedicated to the apostle Andreas (Andrew). St Andreas's displays Romanesque from the 11th century and Gothic architecture from the early 15th century. Also Medieval wall paintings are still visible today.
The first traces of the Zeughaus , in which weapons were kept date from the 14th century. Around the year
1600 a new armoury was planned and built, which already included objects gained during Cologne's long history of military ...
The smallest of Cologne's twelve Romanesque churches is St Maria Lyskirchen, built from 1210 to 1220. According to experts, it
is also the least significant. The church was preserved largely intact during the Second World War: only the roof ...
A lot has changed at Heumarkt over the last few centuries! These days it mainly seems to be one huge
building site, which is actually an archaeological excavation. Like the nearby Altermarkt , it was once for much more ...