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This giant Gothic cathedral, which until its completion in 1880 had been under construction for over 500 years, is perhaps Germany's most famous religious structure and includes two huge towers that serve as the defining symbol of Cologne's skyline.
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Domkloster 4, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 1794055
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Warm and welcoming cathedral. Free entry but there are donation boxes inside. You are able to walk around inside and admire the architecture.

Thank ChristineM10
Reviewed 2 days ago

The cathedral is beautiful and well worth visiting (it would be weird to visit Cologne without seeing the cathedral), but I'm adding this review to warn people away from the so-called belfry. It's poorly managed and disappointing once you get to the top. You go...More

Thank DrGoldin
Reviewed 2 days ago

I didn't get to go inside the Cologne Cathedral (next time I hope) but I did get to walk all around the outside at night and it is a memorable experience that I highly recommend... It was just stunning.

Thank Roberts69
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

To get to the tower: You have to walk 533 steps, some of them while others walk down the same steps. Can be scary and uncomfortable. Not for people scared of hights, the claustrofobic or with a bad stamina. Halfway you can take a break...More

Thank MinkeT1981
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A very impressive piece of history, very busy place and be aware of pickpockets. Take your camera, and go inside. It is close to the railway station and there a lot of interesting beer hauses and restaurants close by.

Thank Dirk_at_Leuven
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Cathedral dominates Cologne. It's a great landmark for orientating yourself whilst walking this lovely city. Spectacular by day or night it's the interior that captures you the moment you enter. Well worth a visit whilst in Cologne.

Thank accidentalsunshine
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is Germany's most visited landmark and tallest church. A beautiful designed church and you would be mesmerized by the size of it. i recommend everyone to visit this place if you are in Cologne...

Thank SachinSawant
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great and beautiful structure. Stunning cathedral somehow survived the wars. A must see in this beautiful city.

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s very giant so You would feel yourself is small. The cathedral might closed due to accepting some VVVIPs so the open hours is just for reference.

Thank sleepinlove
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dominating central Cologne the cathedral is well worth visiting in Cologne, beautiful architecture and serene visit.

Thank Sarah E
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10 November 2018|
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Response from ChrisDeanTravel | Reviewed this property |
Who doesn't have a healthy fear of heights? I do. I felt completely safe climbing the stairs to the top of this spire. Yes, there are some windows with bars that you can peer out of, but I don't think there is any real... More
9 November 2018|
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Response from miriam20179 | Reviewed this property |
Try to book using : domfuehrungen koeln Dach of the Cologne cathedral. (It isn't possible in wintertime.)
21 August 2018|
Response from Pete_Coach | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, it stays it till 11PM.