In 1128, a devastating fire broke out in the town of Deutz, which lies on the other side of the Rhine from Cologne, reducing the town to rubble. But what was the reason for this devastating fire?
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#61 Sacred Treasures: Medieval Shrines and Their Significance in Cologne
45:13Join me as we delve into the intricate craftsmanship and profound significance of medieval shrines. Discover the artistry, devotion, and cultural impact of these sacred treasures that once graced the city. And in many cases even today. And why, even if you are non-religious, it is important to talk about them.
#60 How the Three Holy Kings came to Cologne Cathedral
46:11An important chapter in Cologne's history is decided in faraway Milan. Rebellious Milan is sacked by imperial troops in 1162. However, the leader of the army, Rainald von Dassel, does not have gold or silver in mind when he subsequently plunders the city, but only a few bones!
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#59 How to build a Church in Cologne's Romanesque Century (1150-1250)
59:04Join us on an extraordinary journey back in time as we delve into the fascinating world of Romanesque architecture and the construction of magnificent churches in medieval Cologne. In this episode we reveal the secrets of Cologne's Romanesque Century, a period from 1150 to 1250 when the city witnessed the rise of awe-inspiring buildings. Discover the remarkable craftsmanship, engineering ingenuity and spiritual devotion that went into creating these architectural wonders. Whether you're an architecture enthusiast, a history buff or simply curious about the Middle Ages, this episode will transport you to a bygone era and leave you inspired by the enduring beauty of Romanesque Cologne.
#58 The Scrooge McDuck of Cologne: Flour, Pennies, and Quirky Nicknames in 12th Century Cologne
50:23Step back in time and delve into the vibrant tapestry of everyday life in 12th century Cologne. In this captivating episode, we'll whisk you away from the halls of power, bypassing bishops, kings, and emperors, to shine a light on the lives of ordinary Cologne citizens. Discover the intriguing origins of Cologne's beloved Penny, a miniature precursor to the Euro, and unravel the captivating tale of the wealthiest resident of Cologne during the era. But it doesn't stop there - prepare for a touch of whimsy as we unveil the quirky and comical bynames adopted by the city's rich elite. Like Overstolzen or Unmaze! Get ready to immerse yourself in a rich blend of history, humor, and intrigue as we paint a vivid portrait of Cologne's vibrant society in the 12th century.
#57 Shadow and Light: The Jewish Community in Cologne in the 12th Century
48:30In this episode, we immerse ourselves in 12th century medieval Cologne and explore the fascinating life of the Jewish community that existed in the midst of a predominantly Christian majority society. We learn about the everyday hostilities the Jewish population faced, but also about phases of cooperation and joint action.
#56 From Economic Power to Political Dominance - Cologne's Brotherhood of the Rich in the 12th century
48:32A look into how wealthy citizens of different classes also became rulers that could challenge the city lord. This episode tells the story of how the Cologne "Richerzeche" (brotherhood of the Rich) transformed from a group of merchants, unfree ministerials and court magistrates into a powerful clique who shaped the politics of medieval Cologne for centuries.
#54 Who owns the city? (in the 12th century)
1:04:04In this episode, we delve into 12th century Cologne and take a look at the various institutions that administered and governed the city during this time. We start with the offices and institutions of the archbishop, who thus exercises his role as the supreme ruler of the city. But we also look at the development of the parish system and the resulting civic decentralised administrative structure of the special municipalities. Whoever previously thought that the Middle Ages were a time of anarchy and disorder should listen to this episode and be surprised!
#53 When the church bells in Cologne were silenced: The Interdict of 1119
38:00In 1119, the Archbishop of Cologne, Frederick I of Schwarzenburg, imposed an interdict on the city of Cologne and its inhabitants. This ecclesiastical punishment was intended to punish the citizens of Cologne for their disobedience to the archbishop and their involvement in political conflicts. The interdict had serious repercussions on religious life in the city: church services were forbidden, sacraments and funerals were no longer allowed to take place, and even the bells of the churches remained silent. Why did this happen? Find out in this episode.
#52 The History of Cologne Carnival - 200th Anniversary
1:10:13Experience a time travel through 200 years of Cologne Carnival! From its beginnings to the present day, we will explore the history of Cologne's famous cheerfulness, celebrate its traditions and customs, and understand why Carnival in Cologne is also always a reflection of its time.