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Neil Armstrong Monument

Domplatz, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Interesting.

I must admit that I have been to Cologne many times and in all honesty I have never seen this... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2017
Neil K
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Unimposing monument with a funny story

Like the other reviewers here we were introduced to this monument on a walking tour of Cologne... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
AllanJGJ
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Domplatz, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

I must admit that I have been to Cologne many times and in all honesty I have never seen this monument to the astronaut Neil Armstrong,the first human to set foot on the surface of the moon . Known as the Schmitzsäule ,this monument was...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Like the other reviewers here we were introduced to this monument on a walking tour of Cologne. Some of the other reviewers point out its history, including that it took four years to build this simple column. Our guide used this quirky, unimposing construction to...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2016

Our family was on a river cruise and our second city stop was Cologne. We were on a guided walking tour of the city when our guide pointed out this simple stone obelisk in the Alter Markt. The award-winning German architect Josef 'Jupp' Engels erected...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2015

What's the first city that comes to mind when thinking about Neil Armstrong's historic landing on the moon? Maybe his birthplace or where you were at that historic time. What about Cologne, Germany? Wouldn't be the place that I'd think of. But the residents of...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2015

This stone column is interesting by its history rather by its look.In fact it isn't a Neil Armstrong dedicated monument.The real name of the monument is Schmitzsäule.It was buit in 1969 by an german architect using stones from a section of the ancient roman harbour,discovered...More

1  Thank zuv
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

During our walking tour of Cologne, our guide pointed out a quite unique monument to Neil Armstrong, the first man to land on the moon. Our guide said the monument was erected in honor of the landing on the moon in July 1969 and Armstrong’s...More

1  Thank ITRT
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