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Cologne Cathedral (Dom)

Domkloster 3, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 92584720
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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 3, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 92584720
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Incredible. I brought my 2 teens with me and even they were in awe. The most beautiful and impressive Cathedral I have ever visited. Worth the trip to Cologne on it's own.

Thank Bobby P
Reviewed yesterday

Awesome Cathedral in a central location. Right beside the train station with lots of eating choices close by. Beautiful church. Well worth the visit

Thank NZnpfamily_5
Reviewed yesterday

The dome is most probably one of the most impressive religious buildings ever built in Europe: With a time span of nearly 600 to build, this massive structure will impress even the most seasoned travellers: One of the must-do's in Germany!

Thank Horst S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved seeing the Dom -- it dwarfs Notre Dame in size. If you're Catholic be sure to come for mass. It's also a great compass for finding your way around the city because you can see it from everywhere. Or as the locals say, "The...More

Thank Kate N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Cologne cathedral is absolutely beautiful so much so that words can not describe! It is definitely a must see the architecture is stunning and it's a real show of what is possible! A must see!

Thank Ben C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Truly magical place. Enjoyed the view of Cathedral. It is free to visit. Make sure to take a brochure at the entrance for info.

Thank Kuanysh D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited Cologne Cathedral on June 2017 and even from far I was awed by how majestic it was! As we entered the courtyard we could hear a choir singing outside and it made our visit even more beautiful. Plenty of place to sit and...More

Thank jrenuvictor
Reviewed 2 days ago

For students it cost only 4 euros (to go up). Remember to have water with you because there are more than 500 steps if you wan't to go up there. View was nice.

Thank Jansupapu
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What is there to say - simply a spectacular site in a beautiful city. Climbing the spire is a good cardio workout, but the view is great and well worth the climb. Walking out of the train station to view this wonderful old building is...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Cologne's may be one of the best cathedrals I've seen so far. The view is fantastic outside as well as it is inside and the sun hits the square just right when it is about to set! I advise you to go and check it...More

Thank dearhekate
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Is there a hand railing for the spiral staircase? Are the mentioned "tight spaces" possibly a challenge for a 6ft 9 in. 65yr old man with some balance issue. I am a regular walker and many times have a very hills and valleys route. We do the Cathedral in mid-April 2017. thanks for the feedback!
3 March 2017|
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Response from nivedita p | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a rail which goes to the TOP. you can pause and rest where you can witness a big bell and the view from the top. As some one mentioned it is a long slog but worth it All the best.
we would like to visit the cathedral during our train trip from Koblenz to Brugge. We have to change trains in Cologne. How much time would it take to get off the train, use the luggage storage and tour the cathedral before our next train to Brussels?
1 March 2017|
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Response from Savvas R | Reviewed this property |
If you only want to see the Cathedral it shouldn't take you more than 2 hours. It is a very beautiful place, If you have time you should pay a visit.
Cologne Cathedral Staircase Question - how difficult are the steps to the Dom roof and how is the pace. We will be headed to Cologne with a Viking cruise and are interested. We are healthy and take day hikes in local parks, but want to make sure we don't hold up the line with the large number of steps - it seems so worth it though
25 January 2017|
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Response from 7ET18M | Reviewed this property |
The stairs are fairly steep and most of the way up is via a spiral staircase. It's fair to say it is quite a slog but eminently manageable. If you can, I would advise going first thing in the morning when fewer people are... More