The History of Cologne

The History of Cologne

The podcast about the history of the 2,000 years old city of Cologne in Germany

#41 The Barefoot Shepherd: St. Heribert - A Medieval Crisis Manager of the 11th Century and Founder of Deutz Abbey

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On Christmas 999, a barefoot man enters Cologne on the Rhine. This sign of humility is probably rehearsed but sometimes also meant in the same way. The man's name is Archbishop Heribert and he would set important impulses for Cologne's urban development.

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About this podcast

The History of Cologne is a podcast that tells the story of Cologne, Germany. It’s a city with 2,000 years worth of history and it has so much to tell! Listen to the city growing. Dive into the early history of the city being founded by the Romans. How did it become a bustling medieval city? How did Cologne perform during Napoleon and the Industrial Revolution? And how about the Nazi time? Triweekly schedule, going chronological from the Roman roots up until today.
Where is this podcast now in the chronology: 1075 AD.
Next episode: 19th December

by Willem Fromm


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