Visiting Cologne Cathedral for the Second Time

I always love to go back to the different places I visited before. One of the cities that I visited again was Cologne. It is a beautiful city in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. This city is also known as one of the most liberal cities in the country.

Cologne is famous for its cathedral. This is one of the most visited sights in this city. Known in German as Kölner Dom, this cathedral is officially known as the High Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Mary. It is a Roman Catholic church in Cologne and also the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne. This cathedral has a Gothic architecture. Its construction started in 1248.

Cologne Cathedral is very famous for the Shrine of the  Three Kings.

It is 144.5 metres (474 ft) long, 86.5 m (284 ft) wide and its towers are approximately 157 m (515 ft) tall. The cathedral is the largest Gothic church in Northern Europe and has the second-tallest spires and largest façade of any church in the world.



The interior of the Cathedral with its Gothic architecture.


These photographs were taken during my second visit last summer 2010. My first visit in Cologne was in June 2006.

 
 

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