Kolner Dom, Cologne

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World Heritage-listed Kolner Dom is one of the country's most-visited landmarks. Its imposing spires are visible from many locations around the city. This is the largest Gothic church in Northern Europe, measuring 144 m (474 ft) long, 86 m (284 ft) wide, and 157 m (515 ft) high. Begun in 1248, the cathedral wasn't finished until 1880, when its two spires gave it the largest facade of any church in the world. The city's medieval builders planned this grand structure as a place of worship for the Holy Roman Emperor. Despite being left incomplete for so many centuries, the cathedral was always seen as a masterpiece of architecture and an important reminder of Christianity's strength in medieval Europe. For unbeatable views of the surrounding area, take the 509 stairs to the top of the south tower. See Kolner Dom and all Cologne has to offer by arranging your trip with our Cologne online tour planner .
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  • The guided tours offer an excellent opportunity to know the history of the cathedral. One of the best attractions in the city.
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  • Must see in Köln, period. Inside is even more spectacular than just looking at the facade. Incredible experience  more »
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  • Very inspirational location to visit, the cathedral is an astonishing see. Especially for people who have not been exposed to great architectural giants like the cathedral. The mere size of the cathedral can not be imagined, seeing it in person is a must do to truly conceptualize the beauty.
  • Breath taking.. of all the Cathedrals I've seen so far i rate this my best both inside and outside a must see pictures do not do justice of how beautiful this place is. There is a museum, u can climb the tower to go to the very top of it (you have to be physically fit) and the area where church services are done.
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