Cologne City Tour 1st part; 533 Steps to the Top of Cathedral

Central Europe 6th part: 5-days in traveling solo in Germany
October 20 to October 24, 2013


How to go to Cologne Cathedral;
From Cologne Train Station, the Cathedral is exactly just outside of the north Exit, around 50 meters away. Free Admission inside but going above is 3 Euro. Photography and Video is allowed inside. Souvenir items on sale inside. Opens everyday from 0900H to 1800H. 

If you wish to do the building justice, give yourself an hour or two to have a good look around, and to climb the 533 steps up the South Tower.

Cologne Cathedral (High Cathedral of St. Peter) is a Roman Catholic church in Cologne, Germany. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne and the administration of the Archdiocese of Cologne. It is a renowned monument of German Catholicism and Gothic architecture and is a World Heritage Site. It is Germany's most visited landmark, attracting an average of 20,000 people a day. Construction of Cologne Cathedral commenced in 1248 and was halted in 1473, leaving it unfinished. Work restarted in the 19th century and was completed, to the original plan, in 1880. 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. Its two huge spires give it the largest fa├žade of any church in the world.
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cologne_Cathedral

Cologne Cathedral (High Cathedral of St. Peter)

Cologne Cathedral (High Cathedral of St. Peter)

Cologne Cathedral (High Cathedral of St. Peter)

Cologne Cathedral (High Cathedral of St. Peter)

Cologne Cathedral (High Cathedral of St. Peter) at night

Cologne Cathedral (High Cathedral of St. Peter)

Cologne Cathedral (High Cathedral of St. Peter) 533 steps going above

Cologne Cathedral (High Cathedral of St. Peter) 533 steps going above

Cologne Cathedral (High Cathedral of St. Peter) the view from above

Cologne Cathedral (High Cathedral of St. Peter) the view from above

Cologne Cathedral (High Cathedral of St. Peter) the view from above


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much of thanks for visiting the viewing deck ^_^

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