The home of St. Ursula's legend, the site where St. Ursula is built is said to be the burial spot for the 11,000 virgins in Princess Ursula's entourage who were killed by attacking Huns. The only corroborating evidence for this event is a manuscript that rests in the basilica. The book, along with the alleged relics of the 11,000 virgins and St. Ursula, are housed in the main cathedral. The walls of the Golden Chamber are decorated with relics and bones encased in gold, all of which create shapes and form Latin letters. These bones are thought to belong to the sacred virgins that died along with Ursula. Use our Cologne road trip planning website to add St. Ursula and other attractions to your Cologne vacation plans.
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I wasn't in time to visit the interior, and presume the interior is more interesting and impressive than the exterior. Still worth a look though.
I wasn't in time to visit the interior, and presume the interior is more interesting and impressive than the exterior. Still worth a look though. more »
Impressive church, especially the room with the 10,000 bones of St Ursula's martyrs, impressive and ominous
Impressive church, especially the room with the 10,000 bones of St Ursula's martyrs, impressive and ominous more »
It's nothing special from the outside, but it's the inside it's all about! Look for the hidden room, pay 2 bucks to get in there and admire something unusual 😀.
Beautiful church and The Gold Room Ossuary is absolutely breathtaking. Such an awesome hidden gem.
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