Cologne Between the Romans and the Rheinauhafen

Köln zwischen Römer- und Rheinauhafen

A Trip through the 2,000-Year-Old History of a City and Its Architecture

In the 1st century BCE, on a bank flanked by the Rhine to the East and surrounded by fertile farmland, the Ubii people founded the Oppidum Ubiorum. 2,000 years and many developments later, the ancient settlement has become a thriving metropolis. This guided walking tour of Cologne begins with a former Roman harbour and ends with the Rheinauhafen, the 19th century industrial port now being converted into a modern residential and commercial district. In doing so, the tour covers Cologne’s entire history, from Antiquity and the Middle Ages to the Prussian period and modern times.

If desired, this tour can include one or more of the following additional stops:

Romano-Germanic Museum
Museum of the City of Cologne
Praetorium
Monument of the Ubii
Mikvah
Baptistery

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