Shrine of the Three Kings, Cologne

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  • This is a sacred place for which it is worth to go in town. Relics of Balthasar, Caspar and Melchior. Chest in present form was created in 12 century.
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  • Home of the bones of the three magi. Cathedral was over 750 years in the making and still is always under construction. Free entry  more »
  • If you want to see the front, book any of the guided tours, they include the visit of the main altar and the front of the Reliquary. If you don't want to pay for it, you can see the back through the b...  more »
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  • Pretty impressive gold tomb/encasement for the relics of the three kings. It is placed at the main altar so seeing it up close is quite difficult. If you are in the cathedral and visiting, you can get quite close the Shrine but behind a gate. It doesn't stop you from getting unobstructed pictures because there are gaps large enough to get your hands past. You can also see the amazing detail which is in the shrine/tomb. There must be awful lot of gold used to make it.
  • Beautiful golden urn that was build in the Middle Ages for the relics of the Magi. Entrance to the apse is only for guided tours.
  • The structure is amazing, the detail in the masonary is exceptional and you stand looking in stunned silence. The building is so tall it makes you wonder how they built it so well and so tall in the 1600's. Very little mention of the bones or the shrine.
  • Certainly a refreshing place to visit if you have a short train layover
  • Amazing! I was totally shocked by the huge, tall and gorgeous building…

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