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Distance from hotel: 4.1 km

City wall

History of the city wall

1180 was built the medieval walls and was the biggest medieval city fortification of the Roman Empire. The fortification wall, with trench wall had a total of 7.5 kilometres. The Cologne insisted that that receives this country wall, as well as the "heavenly Jerusalem", 12 huge gate castles and also still 52 Wehrtürme and other 12 gates to the Rhine, approached. ""
the fortifications were 1881 looped to make room for the expansion efforts of the city. Some wall sections and goals remained available.
Of the 12: castles, yet the Eigelsteintorburg, the valve gate, the Ulrepforte, the Severinstorburg and the Bayenturm. Three wall sections are at the Gereonswall card houses wall and the Gulf mill.
Many systems today serve Karnevalsgesellschaften as quarter or are museums and civic centres.

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Thematic tours can be posted at Cologne tourism.
Tel.: 0221 / 221 23332
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