Cologne Cathedral (Dom), Cologne

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World Heritage-listed Cologne Cathedral (Dom) 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 (Dom) and all Cologne has to offer by arranging your trip with our Cologne online tour planner .
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  • Magnificent cathedral in the centre of Cologne, to see if you're in the area! I highly recommend!
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  • All been out but doesn't look so nasty. This part of koln is not fun. Road being here.
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  • Passing through Cologne and not enter the Cathedral would be a spiritual and tourist sin. The guided tour is recommended if the hidden details like sporadic visitors.
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  • Very old cathedral. The architecture of the cathedral is unique. The interior is so beautiful, there is glass painting of olden century. The colour of the whole cathedral is very natural. There are statues at the entrance. It is very historical place and must visit place. There are also good shopping and eatery places little away from the cathedral. You can buy warm clothes, electronic gadget, cosmetics, jackets, bags, and dresses at good price.
  • Great cathedral, a must if you ever visit Cologne and be sure to climb to the top of the cathedral for a panoramic view of the whole city. The guided tour was very informative and I would recommend everyone to attend. Also be sure to google for any events before coming. You never know what special event they have to offer! Enjoy touring!
  • Great architectural master-piece taking more than 500 years to complete. A must-visit place for tourist visiting cologne. Amazing to look at both from within and externally. A guided tour will give you the history of the place and how it was built. There is also a place inside to donate something to charity.
  • Massive cathedral that is not too busy. Take some time to slowly walk inside and remember to look up! Lots of beautiful and very intricately colored glass. Would have loved know more about the history of the place (in English) though.
  • It is a very beautiful cathedral, with amazing architecture. We climbed all the way on top via the circular stairs. At some places, the stairs are very narrow but it's not too bad. You will get some nice views of Rhine river.

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The Ring is a semicircular area around the edge of the city's walls from Chlodwigplatz to Ebertplatz. Along the semicircle are hotel chains and boutique accommodations that offes ready access to the city center on foot or via a short metro ride. For access to nightlife, consider the Südstadt area known for its rock bars, cocktails, and theaters. The luxury accommodations in the elegant Friesenviertel area often attracts local celebrities. Search for lodging deals in the Nippes area, which is away from the busy center and known for its local character.
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