Basilica of St. Severin, Cologne

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St. Severin as seen from Severinstor (2009). The church's tower reaches a height of 72.90 metres (239.2 ft).

The Basilica of St. Severin (German: Basilika St. Severin, German pronunciation: [ˌzaŋt ˈzevəˌʁiːn], Colognian (Kölsch) pronunciation: [ˌtsɪnt ˈfʁɪŋs]) is an early Romanesque basilica church located in the Südstadt of Cologne (Köln). The former collegiate church is dedicated to St. Severin of Cologne. It is one of the twelve Romanesque churches of Cologne.[1]

St. Severin was established in the late 4th century[2] as a memorial chapel and extended several times. The oldest parts of today's building date back to the 10th century. It was designated a Basilica Minor by Pope Pius XII in 1953.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sacred Destinations:, The Twelve Romanesque Churches of Cologne (accessed 2011-04-17)
  2. ^ Unsere Kirchen: St. Severin,

External links[edit]

Media related to St. Severin (Köln) at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 50°55′24.65″N 6°57′34.90″E / 50.9235139°N 6.9596944°E / 50.9235139; 6.9596944