Cologne was a Roman settlement called Colonia Agrippina after CE 50 and came under Frankish control in the fifth century. Ruins of Roman temples are scattered throughout the city, including the Roman Gate, once part of the medieval town walls. During the 15th century, the city flourished as a member of the Hanseatic League. The Cathedral, the DOM, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe, it largely escaped the WWII damage that ravaged the city.


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