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. A strong wall with a total of 19 towers surrounded the ancient city. Remains of this wall are still visible today. [German]
In contrast to the other tower ruins, this northwest-facing structure stands out for its rich ornamentation. Perhaps that is why it is known as Römerturm (Roman Tower), although there are still several remnants of Roman towers. These are known as Helenturm, Lysolphturm and Hafenturm (Ubiermonument).
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- Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium (Wikipedia)
- Römerturm (Wikipedia)