Church of St. Pantaleon, Cologne

Church of St. Pantaleon, Cologne

The beautiful Church of Saint Pantaleon enjoys the distinction of being one of the 12 Romanesque churches in Cologne. It was built over a Roman villa ruins as a dedication to a Greek martyr in the 10th century. Right next to this church, a Benedictine Abbey was founded by Emperor Otto the Great’s Brother, Archbishop Bruno in 957. Consecrated on 24th October, 980 by Archbishop Warin of Cologne, Saint Pantaleon church has a small east apse, a flat roof, square transepts and Westwerk in Carolingian style.

An apse with a crypt and a larger Westwerk at the west end was later added on at the east end of the church by wife of Otto II, Empress Theophanu. Five years after her death, in 996, church renovations were completed. The next renovation was not until 1150-60 when decorative flooring and side aisles were added. The Pantaleon church was again repaired and renovated several years after it was destroyed during World War II. This church is home to the oldest surviving cloisters in Germany. You can find ancient gravestones and sarcophagi at the north side of the church. A visit to this exquisite structure with round headed windows and decorative Lombard bands with attractive red stripes is a must for every tourist.
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Sight Name: Church of St. Pantaleon
Sight Location: Cologne, Germany
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) containing this sight: The Churches of Cologne  

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