- The Basilika St.Gereon is said to be the most beautiful medieval church in Cologne. It is uncertain whether the church of St. Gereon was built in memory of the Roman soldiers who refused to take part in the persecution of the Christians and were martyred themselves as a result. This is, however, one of the many legends surrounding this late Antique building. The church was built between 1151 and 1227, the very impressive ten-sided central vault dates back to 1220. This central vault was built on the remains of Roman walls, which are still visible. The church was dedicated to St Gereon at a later date.
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