Cologne Cathedral, Cologne

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Must see · World heritage site · Church · Architectural Building
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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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  • It’s free to enter but consider a donation as 20-30,000 people come through here daily and it takes over 80 people to just keep things operating. No big crowds but just enough to be busy. Right next.....  more
    It’s free to enter but consider a donation as 20-30,000 people come through here daily and it takes over 80 people to just keep things operating. No big crowds but just enough to be busy. Right next.....  more »
  • This gothic Cathedral is so beautiful and majestic..leaves you speechless; really worth the visit to Cologne, you never tire of admiring this beauty. Avoid crowds and come early. 
    This gothic Cathedral is so beautiful and majestic..leaves you speechless; really worth the visit to Cologne, you never tire of admiring this beauty. Avoid crowds and come early.  more »
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  • The trademark in Köln is undoubtedly Dom.This historic place is magnificent. A true piece of art. The coloured windows are unique and each one of them has a history on it. The size of the temple is really unreal. The entrance is free with no ticket need it. You can pay if you like for a tour.Its so pleasant to visit this place.
  • One of the most amazing cathedral I have ever seen. The good thing is it is right next to the train station. So it's very convenient to see this while you're waiting for your next train, you can just go out of the station and take a look at this beauty.

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