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The Catholic Church of St. George is located in the south of Old Cologne, on Georgsplatz square. The church is presented as a three-aisled Romanesque basilica with a transept. In the western part of the building there is a square wall, which is crowned with a four-sloped pyramidal dome.
Construction of the church began in 1059 under the Archbishop of Cologne, Anno Vtor. Construction work was carried out near the city wall. Some historians are inclined to argue that in the Merovingian era there was an oratorio. The central nave of the new temple had a flat wooden ceiling, and the side aisles – barrel vault. A hundred years later, the ceiling was replaced with a vault, during the same period a massive wall was erected.
In the middle of the 16th century, a gallery was built connecting the Church of St. George with the parish Basilica of St. James. In 1825 the gallery was demolished.
At the end of the 16th century, the temple began to acquire baroque features.
In the course of Napoleonic mediatization, the temple became an ordinary parish church ... After the First World War, the building was in a deplorable state. Restoration work was carried out in 1928-1930. During the Second World War, the church was seriously damaged. Reconstruction works returned the temple to its original Romanesque appearance.
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Topic: Church of St. George in Germany, resort of Cologne.