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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 today

I do not remember when was the last time feeling shivering in the view of a building. Wewll in this case it worked. It was a love from the fisrt site. Amazing architecture, unbelieving feeling of being inside a gothic masterpiece. Beautiful outside but also...More

Thank formaldehyde
Reviewed today

You can try to imagine it with photos and descriptions, but live makes even more impression - not to describe!

Thank Bakus_info
Reviewed today via mobile

Never seen so much glass in a cathedral. It's sheer size takes your breath away. We were on a river cruise and the view from the river is fantastic.

Thank John C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is an amazing piece of architecture that needs to be seen.All the shapes and angles that are in this church , you have to wonder how this was built so long ago. There is an area where you can see some restoration and it's...More

Thank Julia K
Reviewed yesterday

Walking into the Dom itself is impressive. Must see! Great Gothic example. How did they build it and why did it take 500 years? Or rather I can see why it took 500 years, but what tools and techniques did they use? Amazing.

Thank RSM123123
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Dom is simply stunning, it' huge, it's beautiful, it looks purely mythical by night, and lovely inside.

Thank WAPerthFamily
Reviewed 2 days ago

Its the reason we are to Cologne and it did not disappoint. The flying Buttresses on the exterior are amazing. The stained glass windows inside equally so. It is conveniently located next to the Main train station. Also enjoyed the artwork done by the street...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 2 days ago

No photo can begin to capture the magnificence of this Cathedral! It's incredible! Huge, but it felt very spiritual and welcoming. We saw it lit up in the evening and again in daylight. It's more beautiful than any Cathedral I've ever seen. It actually made...More

Thank KatydidT
Reviewed 2 days ago

Outside did have scaffolding on it but still awesome building. Inside was very busy, so taking photo was difficult, but if you can find a quiet section just stand there and look around. Sunlight was coming through windows so was inside walls were full of...More

Thank blanketnabber
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a must-see while in Cologne. The sheer size of this makes it amazing, never mind the attention to detail in its exterior design and construction. The inside is also very beautiful.

Thank GPaCalgary
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12 July 2017|
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Response from И К | Reviewed this property |
Лично видел китайскую туристку, которая сначала была в соборе с чемоданом, а потом взабралась с ним на саму башню собора.
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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.
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.