Church of St. Panteleimon, Show all 10 places in Koln » Koln10
- Am Pantaleonsberg 8, 50676 Köln, Germany
- Working hours*:
Mon - Fri from 9 to 18,
Sat to 16, Sun from 12 to 18
The entrance is free
- * - opening and closing times as well as entrance prices, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.
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Church of St. Panteleimon (St. Pantaleon) in Cologne, the full name - the church of Saints Panteleimon, Cosmas and Damian, is one of the oldest churches in Germany. It was built on the territory of a Benedictine monastery in 960 by Archbishop Bruno, who played a significant role in the development and formation of the archbishopric. The Cologne Wreath of Churches includes 12 churches, including the Church of St. Panteleimon. The churches called "wreaths" because they surround the Cologne Cathedral like a wreath.
At first, the temple looked like a hall church, and in the 13th century, It rebuilt into a three-aisled basilica. The church has preserved a network - a symbol of imperial greatness and power.
The church became the resting place of Empress Theophano, who helped Bishop Bruno in its construction. The Empress played an important role in the development of German culture and spirituality in general. Historians believe that it was thanks to Theophano's efforts that the relics of St. Panteleimon were transported to Cologne and then placed in the church during its construction.
The Church of St. Panteleimon is one of the most revered Christian churches in the world, as the relics of the ancient Christian saint Panteleimon buried here. Archbishop Bruno I and Empress Theophano, wife of King Otto II, are also buried here. In 2005, Pope Benedict XVI visited the temple.
During the war, the interior of the temple evacuated. But the building itself was badly damaged. The restoration took decades. Currently, services are being held in the church. And its interior is striking in its wealth and luxury.
How to get to the Church of St. Panteleimon
Metro 12, 15 and 16 to the Eifelstraße stop