Described by UNESCO as 'a masterpiece of Gothic architecture,' the Kölner Dom was declared a world heritage site ... More
Described by UNESCO as 'a masterpiece of Gothic architecture,' the Kölner Dom was declared a world heritage site in 1996. The construction of the Gothic cathedral took 632 years, and when it was finally completed in 1880, it was one of the world's tallest buildings. The Dom stands an imposing 157 meters high and you will need to be in good shape if you want to climb one of the towers, although the view from the top is definitely worth the effort.
This building is huge, and so much work must have gone into it. It is a historical site and oh my i felt lost for a while in there. But i enjoyed just kneeling at the prayer areas and lighting my candle and spending time before the blessed sacrament.
Let God Arise.
THE COLONGE CATHEDRAL IS AMAZING. I WENT THERE LAST YEAR ON A SCHOOL TRIP, AS I STUDY GERMAN, AND MY BREATH WAS TAKEN AWAY WHEN I SEEN IT. IT WAS VERY VERY IMPRESSIVE. THE CLIMB WAS EXTREMELY TIRING BUT WELL WORTH IT, BELIEVE ME. I AM SOOO GOING BACK AFTER I GET THROUGH COLLEGE!!!!!! WELL RECOMMENDED
The Dom is quite an impressive structure and awesome in that it is an achievement of generations
of families. After you arrive, however, you realize that the postcard idea that you may have of this cathedral is not what you will find here. The city of Cologne or Koln has so much food vendors and merchandisers literally within inches of the foundation of the cathedral that the outside appearance of it looks like a football stadium. Want to just get a full frame photo of the cathedral? You can't because the urban buildings around it have been built within 35 feet of the entrance, the train station within 70 feet on one side and the roman history museum within 20 feet on the other. The inside of the cathedral was very impressive, but very, very dark. Either bring low light cameras or forget taking pictures in here.
A group of us went up to Cologne for the day to see what was around. When we arrived by train, the Cathedral (Dom) dominated the skyline. We went in to see the interior and were amazed at the detail built into the walls, stained glass windows. We did not have a chance to climb the tower as services were starting, but I think I would have gladly sent one of our group up the tower with my camera.
Cologne Cathedral is truly magnificent. You can see it from a distance when you are approaching Cologne. It is amazing! 700 years old and standing proud. The crowning glory of High Gothic architecture. A must-see if you visit Germany.
Just as the 3 Kings came to worship the baby Jesus 2,000 years ago, our group entered the Cathedral to find those same Kings; and the King of Kings! Seeing the tomb of the three Kings was just awesome and the entire interior of the Church with the stained glass and carvings was so beautiful, it reminded me a lot of the Cathedral in Chartes, France. Being there during World Youth Day, 2005 was such an experience of literally global excitement. The youth from around the world had come to worship HIM just as these three kings once had. AWESOME!
It was awe inspiring not with just the size but with the detail. Especially the stained glass windows and the areas around the entryways! Not to mention all the historical items inside as well! The cathedral was worth the trip even if it was very crowded.
Cologne's Roman past remains constantly present. Just by making a shopping trip along the Hohe Straße, which runs down from
the Kölner Dom to the business centre of the city, you are walking in the footsteps of the ancient ...
Together with its twin, the Französischen Dom (French Cathedral), the Deutscher Dom (German Cathedral) provides a stunning backdrop to Gendarmenmarkt
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