#25 Cologne in the Merovingian period – Who's talking about decline here? – The History of Cologne
Division of Clovis’ (Chlodwig’s empire) after his death in 511
Cologne in the Merovingian period (6.-8. century). The people of Cologne continued to prosper as the Frankish Empire grew during this time. The dynasty established by Chlodwig ruled over the Franks and their conquered territories in Gaul.
Everything in color was conquered and ruled by Clovis up until his death in 511. Then the empire was divided between his four sons. Cologne is in the east as titled here in the “Royaume de Theoderic I” Kingdom of Theoderic I
Merovingian Family Tree
The Fort Deutz was plundered by the Saxons in the middle of the 6th century. While Cologne on the other side of the Rhine was spared.
Model of the Deutz fort on Kennedy-Ufer in Cologne-Deutz.
The preserved remains of the east gate of the Roman fort: