Cologne Cathedral, Cologne

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World Heritage-listed Cologne Cathedral is one of the country's most-visited landmarks. Its imposing spires are visible from many locations around the city. This is the largest Gothic church in Northern Europe, measuring 144 m (474 ft) long, 86 m (284 ft) wide, and 157 m (515 ft) high. Begun in 1248, the cathedral wasn't finished until 1880, when its two spires gave it the largest facade of any church in the world. The city's medieval builders planned this grand structure as a place of worship for the Holy Roman Emperor. Despite being left incomplete for so many centuries, the cathedral was always seen as a masterpiece of architecture and an important reminder of Christianity's strength in medieval Europe. For unbeatable views of the surrounding area, take the 509 stairs to the top of the south tower. See Cologne Cathedral and all Cologne has to offer by arranging your trip with our Cologne online tour planner.
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  • Astonishing huge Cathedral from the inside and outside. I loved its architecture, lots of history with tons of heritage  more »
  • This amazing, immense cathedral is definitely something to see. The exterior is made from Sandstone that is blackened from the weather and it took 632 years from the start of construction to when it.....  more »
  • Had a lovely walk around in side taking in the lovely high ceiling and stain glass windows walked to the top up lots of steps for great view over cologne  more »
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  • This is a splendid , sacred and amazing church which is known to its sophisticated structures and unique design ! Visiting the church is a must! Also, you can’t finish Germany trip without visiting here! Stained glass windows decorate its interior. The lovely structure is made even more beautiful by the one -of -the -kind design in the background. It is also listed as UNESCO. Besides, a high point of the attraction is 15-minute chain bridge walking tour. It’s known as one of the most romantic bridges.To understand why visit the Bridge of love. Legend has it that couples that walk across the bridge will have eternal love .Speaking of love, after visiting Berlin you are likely to have fallen in love with this country,too.After all, from a unique church to a bridge of love,it has something to fit every mood.
  • Simply, wow! this cathedral should not have any introduction, but it is probably the most famous TwinSpires cathedral in the world. And rightly so. You walk through the shopping area and you walk towards the cathedral. And as you turn the corner you see this giant Gothic structure, that is absolutely unreal. It will take you a moment to take in everything because it just doesn’t stay in your field of view. You will try to take photos of it and then you'll realize that you can't get everything in the same shot. kind of a pro tip, landscape is not gonna work you will have to do vertical. I tried the panoramic slide up, that will just work the photo like crazy. So the best solution is to actually just go there in person and just taking the views. The views are absolutely breathtaking food in the area is excellent, the drinking culture is very fun, the late night activities are fun. Might as well make another trip to cologne.
  • The most beautiful cathedral. Architecture is just simply taking your breath away. Every time I 0ass by it, I cannot believe how much time and effort it took to build it. Great place to visit, very popular among tourists all over the world. It is also worth taking time and effort to go up to the top.
  • Enchanting monument in Cologne. Cologne Cathedral is a Catholic cathedral in Cologne. Begun in 1248, the construction of this Gothic masterpiece took place in several stages and was not completed until 1880. Cathedral has gigantic pair of towers (the North Tower (157.38 m) is 7 cm higher than the South Tower) since their completion in 1880. The Cathedral is the second highest building in Cologne . The total area of the Cathedral measures almost 8000 square metres and has room for more than 20,000 people. Cologne Cathedral contains all the elements necessary to express the Outstanding Universal Value and is of appropriate size. All features and structures to convey its significance as Gothic masterpiece are present. Three Wise Men, the outstanding stained-glass windows and the many other important works of art, UNESCO declared Cologne Cathedral a World Heritage Site in 1996.
  • We visited the cologne cathedral on our Europe trip in 2014. As a non Christian, I can't say much about it, I don't even know the difference between a church and a cathedral. But I sure can say one thing that this cathedral is beautiful and massive. It has an imposing presence. Also aesthetically its very beautiful with it's high spires and intricate designs. We had some good snaps and had a good time at cologne cathedral.
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