Cologne Cathedral

The Cologne cathedral became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996, and rightly so. The city has been dominated by the Cathedral's gigantic pair of towers since 1880: it is today the second highest building in Cologne. Its footprint is also impressive, the building covers a total area of almost 8000 square metres. This UNESCO world heritage site is also home to the mortal remains of the Three Kings, which made the Cathedral one of the most important pilgrimage destinations in Europe.

About this building

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Other nearby buildings

St. Andreas

St. Andrew's Basilica is one of the twelve main Romanesque churches in Cologne. It was built in the 10th century in a typical Ottonian style.

Groß St. Martin

Groß St. Martin is an imposing Romanesque church in the old town of Cologne. Founded as early as 960 AD, the current building dates from 1150-1250. Partly destroyed during World War II, the building was completely rebuilt in 1985.

St. Ursula

St. Ursula is one of the twelve Romanesque churches of Cologne. Its building was built in the 12th century, but after serious damage during the 2nd World War, a reconstruction took place until 1974.