Cologne Opening Hours

Justin Bunch | CityscapeTravel

Cologne is an absolutely massive city to walk across and its probably not advisable to try and see every single church on a single walking tour. Below is a list of opening hours for the main destinations that I mention in the guide

DestinationsOpening Hours
CathedralEveryday 6am–8pm
St. AndreasEveryday 8am–6pm
St. GereonEveryday 10am–6pm
St. Maria im KapitolEveryday 10am–6pm (Sunday 12pm-6pm)
Great St. MartinTuesday-Sunday 9:30am–7:30pm
St. GeorgEveryday 9am–6pm
St. UrsulaTue-Sat 10am–12pm, 3–5pm & Sun 3-5pm
St. CunibertEveryday 10am–6pm
St. PantaleonMonday-Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 12pm-5pm
St. ApostelnEveryday 10am–1pm & 3–5pm (Gates open only for service)
St. SeverinMonday-Saturday 9am–12pm & 2:30–4:45pm
St. Maria in LyskirchenEveryday 10-6pm
St. Maria Ascension (Maria Himmelfahrt)Everyday 10-6pm (Gates open only for service)
St. Cecilia – Museum SchnütgenTuesday-Sunday 10am–6pm

In the case of Cologne, a priority list is absolutely in order. I would recommend the churches directly in the vicinity of the main station: the Cathedral, St. Andreas and St. Maria Himmelfahrt, which in any case happen to be some of the most beautiful. Beyond this, St. Gereon and St. Maria im Kapitol are worth the extended walk. The others will depend on your interest in historical architecture and vary in their level of preservation.

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Lower-Rhine Valley

As the industrial heartland of Germany, this region suffered greatly in WWII and today is home to modern cities with few remnants of their prewar legacy

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