Cologne Cathedral, Cologne

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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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  • The Cathedral of Cologne surprises with your architecture and history. Is located in the centre next to the Central Station. It is one of the few buildings that survived in part to attacks from 2° war. Features in your basement a fantastic Museum, worth a visit!
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  • Once again overwhelmed by spectacular architecture and in the Church. Even where a solemn atmosphere absorbed themselves. In chatting and taking large groups of Asians and perturbs the camera sticks, but also excited in tsuburimashou eyes.
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  • Best Cathedral ever! I was able to visit several historic churches in Europe, and this is my favorite. It is so immense that it is even difficult to photograph. On the outside it has a dark and sweeping air, the night when illuminated stands out even more, inside, richness, so much that even shaken my faith. Buying tickets is possible to see the treasures of the church, it is not allowed to take photos, but you have to see in person to believe it anyway. But certainly impressive and unforgettable.
  • A beautiful and enormous cathedral, free to enter with lots of history and things to see. You can go up the tower (access outside to the right of the entrance) for a small fee, and it's a breathtaking view (not for the faint of heart, especially after like 500 steps). Well worth the time to see it properly.
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