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The Dreikönigenpförtchen is a hidden 'immunity portal' that leads to the St. Maria im Kapitol.
The Dreikönigenpförtchen is a hidden 'immunity portal' that leads to the St. Maria im Kapitol. Immunity portals are the gates to monasteries and convents that enjoyed autonomy. Above the main arch of the Gothic gateway is a 14th century sculpture of the Adoration of the Magi, as the bones of St Magi were brought into the city by Frederick I Barbarossa of Milan through this portal.
Built around 1230 AD for the wealthy Overstolz family, the Overstolzenhaus is one of the oldest extant houses in Cologne
The Trinitatiskirche is a 19th century evangelical Protestant church that hosts art exhibitions and cultural presentations, apart from the regular religious services
The Gürzenich is a social and cultural space that hosts events, festivals and exhibitions
The Cologne City Hall is a seat of the local city goverment
The Praetorium is an archaeological site with the ruins of the ancient Praetorium, the official residence of the Imperial Governor of Cologne which was then the capital city of the Roman province of Lower Germania
The Senfmuseum in Cologne is dedicated to mustard and the various culinary uses of the condiment