Altes Köln


Date coverage: 1500 - 2000 Website

Registers Historical Documents (e.g. Notarial sources; Census records; Ecclesiastical documents; Correspondence) Maps AR / VR Urban History

In the Old Cologne project, the “Big Data of the Past” bring to life the time between 1500 and 2000 in the history of the city of Cologne. Genealogical data from the Cologne church registers and other sources are recorded in the database and linked to the historical sources on houses and streets on The planned virtual tour through Cologne will bring the history of Cologne and its inhabitants to life.

Project partners

Other partners

  • Bezirksregierung Köln
  • Historisches Archiv der Stadt Köln
  • Historisches Archiv des Erzbistums Köln

With financial support by