The Cologne City Hall is a seat of the local city goverment

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Cologne City Hall, Cologne

The Cologne City Hall is a seat of the local city goverment.

The Cologne City Hall is a seat of the local city goverment. The complex comprises several buildings -

  • The historic town hall built in 1330 has the Hansa Hall with remarkable stone figures of the Nine Worthies who personified the ideals of chivalry,
  • The 5-storey late-Gothic style Ratsturm (Council tower) built in 1414 which is adorned with more than 130 stone statues and a Rathausturmuhr which strikes every hour,
  • Piazzetta (Atrium) with Hann Trier's ceiling painting of Wolke (Clouds),
  • The 16th century Renaissance style loggia and cloister (the Löwenhof), and
  • Spanischer Bau which was rebuilt in 1953.
The City Hall stands on the site of the former Ancient Roman Praetorium, the ruins of which are visible today.


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About Cologne City Hall

 Rathauspl., 50667 Köln, Germany

 +49 221 2210

 www.stadt-koeln.de

Cologne City Hall and Nearby Sights on Map

Wallraf-Richartz Museum

Praetorium

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

Tünnes und Schäl

The statues of Cologne Hänneschen-Theater (puppet theatre) figures Tünnes and Schäl, who jocularly represent the characteristics of the city's inhabitants, stand on the square across from the St

Artothek

The Artothek is a contemporary art gallery which also lends out works of art to visitors

Ostermannbrunnen

Gürzenich Dance Hall

The Gürzenich is a social and cultural space that hosts events, festivals and exhibitions

Great St Martin Church

The Great St Martin Church is an imposing Romanesque church that stands out in the skyline of Cologne

Romano-Germanic Museum

The Roman-Germanic Museum displays excavated artifacts from the Roman settlement of Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium, as Cologne was known back then

Museum Ludwig

The Museum Ludwig houses a collection of modern art from the 20th century to the present day, showcasing trends from Pop Art, Abstract and Surrealism movements

Heinzelmännchenbrunnen

The Heinzelmännchen Fountain is a Gothic fountain in sandstone and wrought iron dedicated to Heinzelmännchen, gnomes who worked for the citizens of Cologne