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Address: Domkloster 3, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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+49 221 92584720
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06:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This giant Gothic cathedral, which until its completion in 1880 had been...

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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A must-see in the historic Heart of Cologne

Although the cathedral is in the heart of old Cologne, it's only steps from the central train station. We went on a Sunday during service yet they were still gracious enough to... read more

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Although the cathedral is in the heart of old Cologne, it's only steps from the central train station. We went on a Sunday during service yet they were still gracious enough to let us in. Unlike many cathedrals nowadays (York Minster in England etc.), Cologne cathedral doesn't charge an entrance fee.

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Karachi, Pakistan
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Dom is first thing you will notice if you are coming to Cologne arriving at the central station(Hauptbahnof). It is grand, it is majestic and it is marvellous. You gotta see it for yourself. Visiting Cathedral is for free and it is recommended. There are 400 steps to get to the top of its tower for the city views and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This really is a spectacular cathedral. It's enormous and has so many exquisite things to see. Choral vespers on a Sunday evening very good.

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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The magnificent structure leaves you in awe of the architecture... the only structure which survived the bombings in the world war is a must must see!!!

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are in Koln it is impossible to miss this fantastic masterpiece of architecture) Just try to admire as much as possible!

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A very majestic building of the cathedral though it has become little black from outside. Inside the church , we lit a candle & my grandson prayed for me. It was very heart touching .

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Amen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pretty amazing to walk through this cathedral was perfect! Situated in the middle of Cologne, to bad of the high density buildings.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

To see this cathedral from far is impresionate. To come closer and see all the detalis inside and outside this majestic building is just like the commercial: "one is just speechless"

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of the 4 great Gothic cathedrals. Stained glass is beautiful. Try to see the Cathedral on a sunny day as the light through the colored glass is fabulos.

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One of the biggest and most beautiful church we have visited. A most go on your next Köln trip :) highly recommend it!

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