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The church has the typical Ottonian shape, and is quite elegant. It is one of the 12 romanesque churches in Cologne. The main reason to go, is to view the original wooden door, still on display, but no longer in use. When I was there,...More
This is a beautiful and historically important church that is a really nice church to visit.
The church and the site of the church has some serious history attached to it ,built on the foundations of Roman Capitoline Temple the beautiful Romanesque architecture looks superb...More
I came across this church somewhat by accident during a short trip to Cologne. It is a bit outside of the Old Town center, perhaps 10-15 minutes' walk from the Dom. It caught my eye due to its clear Romanesque architecture. It is accessed through...More
Cologne has so many Romanesque churches - twelve in all – that we couldn’t visit them all during our short stay. But we didn’t miss St. Mary in the Capitol, which was only a short walk from our hotel on Hay Market (“Heumarkt”). It is...More
Popped in here just before Easter and kept a low profile as there was a service on. Almost no congregation, but several men and women in robes, carrying out a service. They were singing and the acoustics were amazing. great to hear. very minimal decoration...More
Amongst so many church buildings in Cologne, each with their own character and ambiance, the St Maria im Kapitol encases peroids of history long forgotten. Based on the design of the Nativity church in Bethlehem this churc was built on former Roman foundations and over...More
Right near downtown, and easy to find, St. Maria im Kapitol is one of the best preserved Romanesque churches in the Cologne area. From the Cathedral walk straight down the pedestrian only Hohe Strasse until the end. Look to the left and you will see...More
The church is at Marienplatz, but it was difficult to find the door to the church. You have to go around the block to find it because there are apartment buildings around it and you do not have sight of the doorway. The church has...More