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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 4, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 1794055
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

In Cologne for a business trip and had a free afternoon. The Cologne Cathedral is a beautiful building with amazing architecture. It is under renovation/repair - I understand this is a pretty constant state- but beautiful work nonetheless. Worth spending time touring (I did not...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I would recommend you visit if your here to visit. It’s free to visit unless you want a tour. Loved the architecture.

Thank Mohammed I
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Vast, cavernous cathedral which is a hive of people activity. The size masks the large number of visitors. Free to enter and worth the time for sure - very interesting architecture and windows.

Thank Andyhaverson
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Such a structure. Whether one is religious or not, the building along is worth walking through. It is free to enter but if you have someone who knows history it adds to story. Walk all the way to front into all nooks and crannies. Saved...More

Thank jbedfordd
Reviewed 2 days ago

This cathedral is massive. Unbelievable that the entire town was bombed in WW2 and this huge cathedral survived. It is well worth the visit to this city if only to see this Cathedral. You can also see the interior of this building. It is amazing...More

Thank Pamela D
Reviewed 3 days ago

The exterior is begging for a good power-wash, as the dirty stones appear even dirtier next to the more recent replacement stones. There is a large photo-history of the cathedral's destruction during WWII, which puts the current appearance in perspective. The cathedral didn't charge admission...More

Thank JoeySSanDimas_CA
Reviewed 3 days ago

We really loved our visit to the Cathedral. We were able to make the English tour, and it was very informative.

Thank Alicia F
Reviewed 3 days ago

I'm not sure if it is a gothic cathedral, but it looks like one. Very nice place, crowded during the day, but be carefull in the evening cause there are a lot of ...strange people on the strairs in front of it.

Thank lifmap a
Reviewed 4 days ago

Magnificent in every way; huge; was at one time the tallest building in the world; breath-taking stained glass; linger and worship or just take in the wondrous architecture.

Thank Curious744921
Reviewed 4 days ago

It has an amazing amount of ornamentation stuck on it. It looks like something that was created by people competing to out-pious each other. The restoration and cleaning work going on at the moment looks to be well overdue and those bits which have been...More

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21 August 2018|
Response from Pete_Coach | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, it stays it till 11PM.
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19 July 2018|
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Response from jjstaud | Reviewed this property |
In the cathedral itself, I did not see anything about it anymore. I recall that about 30 years ago there were some b&w photos and a layout of where the damage was. The important works of art, in particular the medieval... More
8 July 2018|
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Response from Dick137 | Reviewed this property |
We don't remember a specific dress code. Jeans are fine. It's working church, so I'd avoid short shorts or really tight revealing clothes, especially during the church services.