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Cologne Cathedral Köln

Cologne Cathedral
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last update on May 7, 2019
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The cathedral and Hohenzollernbrücke by night.
CC BY 2.0   © Luftphilla The cathedral and Hohenzollernbrücke by night.

Cologne Cathedral is Cologne's most important sight and the heart of the city. For many years now, the cathedral reaches top scores in the ranking of the top 100 attractions in Germany. The cathedral is located right next to the river Rhine and the bridge Hohenzollerbrücke.

Architecture and Art

The Gothic architecture is characteristic of Cologne Cathedral. Furthermore, the church is equipped with five aisles. The west front with the two towers of a height of 157m (515ft) are particularly striking. After the finishing of the North Tower the cathedral could, for over 8 years, claim the title of tallest building in the world. Nowadays, the cathedral is the second largest church in Germany, and the third largest in the world.

But not only the construction is impressive, so is the cathedral's interior. The most important pieces include the altar of the city patron, the choir stalls, the choir mosaik, the gero cross, the klaren altar, the Milano Madonna, and many more.

How to get there

By car: Cologne cathedral is located in the city centre of Cologne. You can get there via B9, B55, or B51. There are numerous car parks. Just follow the signs.

On public transport: the cathedral is located near the central railway station, and thus easy to access. You can either walk there, or get a tram to 'Dom'.

 

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Germany's Cologne Cathedral | DW... | 41:20
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Kölner Dom
Margarethenkloster 5
50667
Köln
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Phone+49 (0) 221. 221 - 304 00
Fax+49 (0) 221. 221 - 304 10
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