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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
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Reviewed today

This is a beautiful cathedral and if you enjoy WWII history then you will enjoy the history behind this church. It's fully operational and worth the time to visit. We were part of a river cruise and this was one of our stops. Note that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Candace L
Reviewed today

Magnificent example of the majesty of European Cathedrals. Three Kings (Tres Rois) definitely worth some time to view. Everything about the Dom makes you pause to consider the capacity of mankind to create.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rich G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you go to cologne the cathedral is well worth a visit. The stained glass and shrines are amazing. The shrine of the three kings is amazing to see. Go down to the crypt. Well worth a hour of your time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SteveMalkin
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s a wonderful experience going up the Dom, you must visit it as it’s the main touristic location in koln even if you’re a local it’s a must! I 100% recommend it

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 619rayo
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took mass this morning on a visit to the stunning cathedral. Just lovely to be in this environment people were friendly and helpful if a bit chilly. Wrap up and enjoy the beautiful building and atmosphere.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 648HelenS
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an imposing building on the outside and an even more imposing building on the inside. The stained glass windows and the atmosphere of peace that pervades the building are very evident.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joan G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We just been there and it was amazing. Huge domes and great vitrals. It is for free and you should linger and admire all its structures. It was very cold and with dim light in the inside.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank vini003
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Dom cannot be avoided if you arrive in Cologne by train, as we did, because it is right there opposite the station. How to adequately describe it? Imposing, enormous, massive, awe-inspiring, collosal. It is intricately ornate in the extreme. And that’s just the outside....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SharonD54
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was one of the best church I have ever seen. We were just passing Cologne and stoped to visit there. I highly recommended it to visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ShimaM_13
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Dom is incredible. The façade is ashtoning and it has Free entrance ,so you can enjoy its pieces of art .

Date of experience: December 2018
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3 January 2019|
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Response from drmader | Reviewed this property |
No reservation...you just go to the far right of the cathedral..head downstairs and pay the fee to start the climb..they do offer tours inside ...in various languages but it’s just day off type Set Up. We went dec... More
10 November 2018|
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Response from jayne135 | Reviewed this property |
This is my review-hope it helps The Dom is an amazing building that is next to the main railway station and near the Rein. Inside is also very beautiful with beautiful stained glass windows, well worth a visit! We chose to... More
9 November 2018|
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Response from 187beckip | Reviewed this property |
Hi, At the right hand side of the Cathedral entrance there are some steps leading downstairs to some toilets and the entrance to the tower climb. Follow the corridor and there is a ticket booth at the end. Enjoy!