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Remains of Roman fort Divitia in Cologne

Remains of the Roman fort Divitia, Germany

In Köln (Cologne) there are still remains of a strong Roman fort to see. Actually the name of the district Köln-Deutz is deriving from the name of this fort called Divitia. During Roman times this fort guarded the big Rhine bridge connecting the Germanic side of the river with the Roman town Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium.

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Roman sewer in Cologne

Roman sewer tunnel in Cologne, Germany

Below the ‘Spanische Bau’ in Cologne there are the remains of the former Roman Praetorium. Right next to this there is also the entrance to a Roman sewer which is still accessible.

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Roman street in Cologne

Roman street in Cologne, Germany

Near the Roman Museum in Cologne one can see this reconstruction of an ancient street. In Cologne it is generally known as ‘Hafenstrasse’ though it isn’t really leading to a port. It isn’t an exact reconstruction of the former street either but the basalt stones are from Roman times at least.

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The ancient town wall of Cologne

Map of the Roman town wall of Cologne, Germany

Near the museum of local history in Cologne I discovered this map located in the pavement. For me it was an interesting way to learn about the route of the former Roman town wall.

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Roman Tower in Cologne

Street view of the Roman Tower

The Roman Tower (Römerturm) is one of several towers in Cologne dating back to Roman times. At the time of the Romans the city was called Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium. This was surrounded by a strong wall with a total of 19 towers. Remains of this wall and some towers can still be seen today. [German]