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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
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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
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.
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
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.
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.
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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
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 danger, thus there should be no real fear.