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Cologne Cathedral (Dom)

Domkloster 3, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 92584720
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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 3, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 92584720
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Reviewed today

For students it cost only 4 euros (to go up). Remember to have water with you because there are more than 500 steps if you wan't to go up there. View was nice.

Thank Jansupapu
Reviewed today via mobile

What is there to say - simply a spectacular site in a beautiful city. Climbing the spire is a good cardio workout, but the view is great and well worth the climb. Walking out of the train station to view this wonderful old building is...More

Thank John B
Reviewed yesterday

Cologne's may be one of the best cathedrals I've seen so far. The view is fantastic outside as well as it is inside and the sun hits the square just right when it is about to set! I advise you to go and check it...More

Thank dearhekate
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What an experiance!!!! We asked about the English tour, across from the cathedral and they told us what time. The tour guide wss very informative, and took us very close to areas where its blocked from walk in tourists. The history is mind blowing, please...More

Thank Kizerkot9
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have never seen anything like this in my life! Huge, beautiful, magnificent!. My wife and I spent hours inside and out and words really don't do justice to this piece of art. You must see it for yourself! As a tip. The lights don't...More

Thank kww31
Reviewed yesterday

The inside is as beautiful as the exterior. Wished i could have stayed until night time to see Dom lit up. Inside you can see what is said to be the remains of the 3 wise men. Definitely a must visit when in Cologne.

Thank Gavin M
Reviewed yesterday

This was the best place in Cologne. Bit crowded, but then you know the reason why it is crowded. Its beautiful and cant miss this. We loved this place. Spent a lot of time sitting around the cathedral on the steps with cool breeze to...More

Thank Saswat P
Reviewed yesterday

Destroyed by the war and later made up again is a piece of history when you land in Köln. With gorgeous inside this is the landmark of Köln. While inside have the feeling oF Roman culture. There is a tour to the top of the...More

Thank Aninda_mukherjee
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I don't have any word. Just go and see, and feel by yourself! You should go! Outside is great enough, but inside is beautiful and gorgeous!

1  Thank May N
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Awesome experience! This is the most visited site in all Germany and the largest gothic church in northern Europe. Make sure to place a visit high on your bucket list. Note: if you come on Sunday you will have limited times to get behind the...More

Thank Constant_Discovery
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Is there a hand railing for the spiral staircase? Are the mentioned "tight spaces" possibly a challenge for a 6ft 9 in. 65yr old man with some balance issue. I am a regular walker and many times have a very hills and valleys route. We do the Cathedral in mid-April 2017. thanks for the feedback!
3 March 2017|
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Response from nivedita p | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a rail which goes to the TOP. you can pause and rest where you can witness a big bell and the view from the top. As some one mentioned it is a long slog but worth it All the best.
we would like to visit the cathedral during our train trip from Koblenz to Brugge. We have to change trains in Cologne. How much time would it take to get off the train, use the luggage storage and tour the cathedral before our next train to Brussels?
1 March 2017|
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Response from Savvas R | Reviewed this property |
If you only want to see the Cathedral it shouldn't take you more than 2 hours. It is a very beautiful place, If you have time you should pay a visit.
Cologne Cathedral Staircase Question - how difficult are the steps to the Dom roof and how is the pace. We will be headed to Cologne with a Viking cruise and are interested. We are healthy and take day hikes in local parks, but want to make sure we don't hold up the line with the large number of steps - it seems so worth it though
25 January 2017|
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Response from 7ET18M | Reviewed this property |
The stairs are fairly steep and most of the way up is via a spiral staircase. It's fair to say it is quite a slog but eminently manageable. If you can, I would advise going first thing in the morning when fewer people are... More