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.