Old but still with attitude

Lots of modern architecture in Cologne, but the old Dom take the lead.

As usual inspired by “Restlessjo” and her “Monday walk” themes.

Cologne Cathedral, in german: Kölner Dom,
– officially named: Hohe Domkirche Sankt Petrus,
in english: Cathedral Church of Saint Peter
It is the catholic cathedral in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia.
It is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne
and of the administration of the Archdiocese of Cologne.
It is a renowned monument of german catholicism and gothic architecture.
Was declared a World Heritage Site in 1996.
It is Germany’s most visited landmark,
attracting an average of 20,000 people a day.
One of the tallest twin-spired churches, 157 m (515 ft) tall.

The construction of Cologne Cathedral began in 1248
Was halted in 1473, unfinished, work did not restart until the 1840s.
The edifice was completed to its original Medieval plan in 1880.
The cathedral is the largest gothic church in Northern Europe
and has the second-tallest spires.
The towers for its two huge spires give the cathedral,
the largest façade of any church in the world.

Probably the old treasure box.?

Modern communication from the cathedral into all directions.?

Reklamer

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