place a treasury and city
The historic Cologne City Hall (Kölner Rathaus) is located in the old town of Cologne, in western Germany, in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
The first mention of the “house in which the citizens of the city gather” dates back to 1135.
The Cologne Town Hall is considered Germany’s oldest town hall. And the history of the construction of the town hall stretched for 800 years.
Archaeological excavations have shown that part of the foundation of the town hall stands on the remains of the fortress wall of the Roman settlement Colonia, from the name of which, in fact, the modern name of the city of Cologne comes from. Continue reading