St. Aposteln Cologne

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I am usually not very into churches as I find them cold, but what struck me in St. Aposteln are the frescoes in the three apse ceilings by Hermann Gottfried. These powerful frescoes bring colors and dynamism to the church. St. Aposteln – whose full name in English is the Basilica of the Holy Apostles – is a grand Romanesque church dedicated to the 12 apostles and featuring 3 organs (concerts are sometimes organized).

Hermann Gottfried was a (glass) painter whose work can be admired in other churches in Cologne: to see some of his paintings, you can visit St. Hubertus or St. Norbert; to see some of his stained glasses, you can go to the Great St. Martin Church, St. Maria Magdalena and Lazarus in the Melaten Cemetery or to St. Ursula (make sure to check out those articles as well!).

Close by, you will find the pipe store Peter Heinrichs, where they were selling Gandalf’s pipe the last time I went. Peter Heinrichs also organizes seminars and tastings (e.g. rum and cigar tastings).

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Address

Neumarkt 30, Cologne

Telephone number

+4922129240560

Opening Times

Mon - Fri 09:00 - 20:00, Sat 09:00 - 19:00, Sun 08:30 - 19:00

Price

Free

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)