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Distance from hotel: 5.0 km

The Mikvah - Jewish ritual bath

The Mikvah - Jewish ritual bath

Construction activities on the Town Hall cancel important events for Cologne and the entire region to center between Bauzäunen, excavation tents and containers turns a silver pyramid on the word "Mikvah is sunk in Latin and Hebrew.

Worth the visit despite the construction work:

Look at latinic columns and leading deep in the semi-darkness stairs is released through small window. This is the Mikvah, whose tray 15 meters down the water table ranges.

The Mikvah - literally translated: collection living water in a fountain or a body - is one of most spectacular archaeological monuments in Cologne. It was excavated in 1956 and is accessible for approximately 20 years. 2008 the glass pyramid was covered because heat and sunlight the unique monument had too much damage.

It is worth hinabzusteigen on access to comfortable, modern and enter a past world. New information boards provide the current findings of scientific research and excavations in the Hall. Then you can the well-trodden steps up to level follow... like before hundreds of years.

We build a new, underground Museum of approximately 7,000 square meters area. The construction of the archaeological zone is supported by the North Rhine-Westphalia and is a measure on the occasion of the regional 2010.

When and how come clean?
The Mikvah is accessible during the opening hours of Praetoriums. The key receive you at Fund of Praetoriums, small shop lane 2 against define the identity card.

Tuesday to Sunday: 10 to 5 pm
Admission is free.

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