Kölner Dom

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  • Sebastian Kowalke

    The cathedral of Cologne strives steeply up into the sky and has always shaped Cologne's banks of the Rhine. At 157 meters, it is the third highest church building in the world and its striking west facade with the two towers is the largest double tower front in the world.

    As befits a construction project of this magnitude, the Gothic church was wrongly blamed for the construction period: from the laying of the foundation stone in the 13th century to its completion, almost 600 years passed. For centuries, the wooden construction crane that had been built to erect the towers creaked on the spot.

    Today, more than 20,000 people daily pour into the massive church building. Particularly worthwhile is the view from the church towers. On 533 steps it goes steeply, but you will be rewarded with a spectacular panoramic view.

    The cathedral and the towers are open daily, only on individual holidays, the towers remain closed.

    Among other things, the Rheinische Jakobsweg passes the Cologne Cathedral and all pilgrims receive a stamp for their pilgrim pass.

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    • February 15, 2018

  • daha

    The Cologne Cathedral - Cathedral and World Heritage Site
    The absolute highlight for every Cologne and guest of this city!

    Opening hours daily:
    November - April / 6:00 am - 7:30 pm
    May - October / 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Sightseeing on Sundays and public holidays
    1 pm-4.30pm

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    • December 5, 2016

  • Mike 🇪🇺

    The landmark of Cologne. You have to be in there.
    Who still has air should make a tower climb. Great view. Or just in the treasury.

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    • January 21, 2018

  • Mike 🇪🇺

    The Christmas market at the cathedral is of course in a class of its own. Here stands u. a. also the stage where every day something is offered.

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    • January 21, 2018

  • daha

    The Christmas market at Cologne Cathedral is especially nice! ;-)
    koelnerweihnachtsmarkt.com
    Sun-Wed: 11.00 to 21.00
    Th-Fri: 11:00 to 22:00
    Sat: 10:00 to 22:00

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    • November 22, 2017

  • Maxe

    The Cologne Cathedral (officially: Hohe Domkirche Sankt Peter) is a Roman Catholic church in Cologne under the patronage of the Apostle Peter. It is the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Cologne and Metropolitan Church of the ecclesiastical province of Cologne and was until the end of 2009, parish church of the cathedral community, but is exemt since 2010 by the parish pastoral care. The cathedral is 157.38 meters high and was the tallest building in the world from 1880 to 1884. It is the second highest church building in Europe after the Ulm Minster and the third highest in the world.

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    • August 27, 2018

  • Jan

    The Cologne Cathedral brings beautiful views over the whole of Cologne. Also, the Gothic style is very magnificent.

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    • January 21, 2018

  • Gerd

    A must for every visit to Cologne.

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    • March 26, 2017

  • Marc

    In Cologne you just have to drink once in the cathedral and then an early morning.

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    • April 10, 2018

  • Bumble-Bee

    4711 (forty seven eleven) is a brand for perfumes, which belongs to the company Mäurer & Wirtz GmbH & Co. KG. At least since 1799 was probably a cologne after the recipe, which was later known as 4711, sold by Wilhelm Mülhens in Cologne. This scented water is still produced today and may carry the name Original Eau de Cologne. 4711 is a well-known brand name, which has been protected by trademark law since 1875 at the latest. [3] Mäurer & Wirtz has meanwhile expanded 4711 into an umbrella brand under which various fragrances are offered.The 4711 headquarters in the Cologne Glockengasse is, although it is not the original building, a tourist destination. It houses an exhibition space that can be visited once a week as part of a public tour; also every hour a carillon is played.(Https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/4711)

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    • February 11, 2019

  • Bumble-Bee

    Domplatte is the colloquial name for the Cologne Cathedral since 1970 surrounding 7000 square foot pedestrian platform. It is located in Cologne's Altstadt-Nord district and can be reached by the Stadtbahn Köln (city railway) via the Dom / Hauptbahnhof underground station; From Cologne Central Station, access is via the station forecourt and a flight of steps. The leading to the cathedral plate roads are in the north, the Trankgasse, in the west of the Kardinal Höffner Square and castle wall and Unter Fettenhennen, in the south of the Wallrafplatz and the Domkloster and in the east Am Domhof.(Https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domplatte)

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    • February 11, 2019

  • daha

    The Cologne Cathedral - Cathedral and World Heritage Site
    The absolute highlight for every Cologne and guest of this city!
    Opening hours daily:
    November - April / 6:00 am - 7:30 pm
    May - October / 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Sightseeing on Sundays and public holidays
    1 pm-4.30pm

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    • April 15, 2018

  • daha

    The Cologne Cathedral - Cathedral and World Heritage Site
    The absolute highlight for every Cologne and guest of this city!
    Opening hours daily:
    November - April / 6:00 am - 7:30 pm
    May - October / 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Sightseeing on Sundays and public holidays
    1 pm-4.30pm

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    • April 15, 2018

  • Timber

    What else could one say about this giant of architectural history, who survived the Second World War almost unscathed? Coincidence or determination?

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    • July 29, 2019

  • Mike 🇪🇺

    home is where the dom is

    • December 6, 2017

  • Mike 🇪🇺

    What is better than the Cologne landmark?

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    • January 21, 2018

  • Jan

    The Cologne Christmas markets are among the largest in Germany.

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    • January 21, 2018

  • Jan

    The cathedral is one of the largest heirs of Prussian history in Germany. He was finished by Prussia and attained its present size from then on.

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    • January 21, 2018

  • Bumble-Bee

    koelner-dom.de has more information.

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    • February 11, 2019

  • Sandra

    Nothing has to be said about Cologne Cathedral. From time to time there are guided night tours. Highly recommended. A wonderful silence and insights that otherwise do not exist.

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    • October 14, 2018

  • Fcl

    The pilgrim temple is available from 9:30 in the cathedral forum. There are even two different stamps! :-)

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    • February 11, 2019

  • Michael

    The first big goal on our pilgrimage

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    • April 28, 2018

  • Maxe

    Just a few minutes' walk from Cologne Cathedral is the Dufthaus 4711, the place where unique and world-famous Cologne creations have been created since 1792

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    • September 2, 2018

  • Andrea und 🐶🐕

    In the dark, especially beautiful.

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    • October 10, 2018


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Location: Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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