About Cologne Cathedral and pictures

Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom in German) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Cologne. Construction of Cologne Cathedral commenced in 1248 and was halted in 1473, leaving it unfinished. Until in the 19th century work restarted and was completed. Cologne cathedral is the largest Gothic church in Northern Europe and has the second-tallest spires. During World War II the cathedral suffered fourteen hits by aerial bombs, badly damaged.

Some of the treasures in the Cathedral are:
Modern stained glass window by Gerhard Richter.
The Medieval statue of St. Christopher welcomes travellers
The Shrine of the Three Kings
Anbetungs-Fenster, 1846.
The Crucifix of Bishop Gero, 10th century, the oldest known large crucifix
Petrus- und Wurzel Jesse-Fenster, 1509.

Do you know the cathedral has eleven church bells? The 24-ton St. Petersglocke (“Bell of St. Peter”), was cast in 1922 and is the largest free-swinging bell in the world. You can see it if you take the stairs and go up.


Photos are compressed(low quality) and watermarked, contact me if you want the original.

About Cologne Cathedral

Cologne Cathedral is a Catholic cathedral in Cologne, Germany. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne and one of the most important Gothic buildings in Europe. The cathedral is renowned for its massive size, long construction time (from 1248 to 1880), and architectural and artistic significance. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Germany’s most visited landmarks, attracting an estimated 20,000 visitors per day. The cathedral is also known for its twin spires, which rise to a height of 157 meters (515 feet) and are visible from a great distance.