Römerturm in Cologne

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Street view of the Roman Tower

The Römerturm in Cologne is a watchtower dating back to the era of the Roman Empire. At this time, the town’s name was Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium. A total of 19 towers protected the settlement. [German]

The Römerturm in Cologne

Ruins of several ancient towers are still visible today. In contrast to the other remains, however, the Römerturm in the northwest of the city impresses with its rich ornamentation.

Fun fact: It’s this very tower that modern name refers to the period of its foundation. Römerturm means in German: Roman Tower. The names of the other tower ruins are HelenturmLysolphturm and Hafenturm (Ubiermonument).

Sources / More info

  • Link Description of Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium on Wikipedia