Basilica of St. Ursula, Cologne

A ten-minute walk from the Eigelstein-Torburg, this church was built upon the ruins of a Roman cemetery.

The story goes that Ursual, a Roman-British princess, went on a European pilgrimage in the 300s with her 11000 virginal friends. But, on arrival in Cologne, they were captured and killed by the Huns. In 1155, their assumed mass grave was found and the Golden Chamber was built to hold their remains. The 11 apostrophes on Cologne’s coat of arms represent St.Ursula and the 11000 virgins. Though most agree this was likely exaggerated, this church remains important in Cologne’s history and culture.

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Opening Hours

Monday:
Closed
Tuesday:
10:00 - 12:00
15:00 - 17:00
Wednesday:
10:00 - 12:00
15:00 - 17:00
Thursday:
10:00 - 12:00
15:00 - 17:00
Friday:
10:00 - 12:00
15:00 - 17:00
Saturday:
10:00 - 12:00
15:00 - 17:00
Sunday:
15:00 - 17:00

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