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Cologne - St. Mariä Empfängnis

Cologne - St. Mariä Empfängnis
Cologne is the fourth-largest city in Germany - and one of the oldest. A Germanic tribe, the Ubii, had a settlement here, this was named by the Romans "Oppidum Ubiorum". In 50 AD, the Romans founded "Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium", the city then became the provincial capital of "Germania Inferior".

Cologne´s population growth end of the 19th century was immense, near villages got incorporated into the city - and churches were erected.
In 1906 the foundation stone for neo-Gothic "St. Mariä Empfängnis" ("Immaculate Conception") was laid. Two years later the church got consecrated. The tower with its art deco top was added 1927 - 1929. During the air raids in 1943/44 the church got nearly completely destroyed. In 1951 the rebuilding process of the church started, that took two years. The new organ and the windows were completed later.

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