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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 2 days ago via mobile

Is one of the best place to visit in Cologne. This church is magical. If you go to Cologne you should definitely see the Colone Dome. And if are a little fit you have to use the stairs to go to the tower were you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KimmyRoSb
Reviewed 3 days ago

The outside of the cathedral is very impressive, still with its original darkened stonework. Inside is a bit dark with the usual exhibits. The cathedral was closed when I visited so I could only see the first part of it. Was too windy to go...More

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

We paid for entrance fees to see the treasures and climb up the tower. The man who sold ticket at the treasures viewing was not friendly and quite rude imo. The climb up the tower is not worth it because you can’t see any view...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JADEG588
Reviewed 5 days ago

Almost every German city is similar in some way and almost every German city has a Cathedral/Dome. This one is of Gothic Architecture. Pretty interesting.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Traveltheworld034
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Where ever u go in cologne or in the center of the city u can see it,u will not lose ur way cause where ever u look u can find ut,beside it u can find tourist bus to visit the city,the center station is near...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank V2693MPmohammada
Reviewed 6 days ago

one of the most beautiful and huge cathedral we ever see it is must visit when you are in Cologne . If you are sunday i recomend to visit the Cathedral before 10 am so you will be able to stay in to watch the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GALLEY1968
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited with our Viking tour group. Guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. The architecture is amazing to say the least, and lots of shops and restaurants around.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

You feel very small when entering this fantastically huge building. My favorites were the magnificent stained glass windows.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SignarI
Reviewed 1 week ago

don't miss it. huge gothic building. try to Climb the tower to get an amazing view of the city. from up there you can appreciate better the stone work and all the details

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Roberto B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This building dominates the skyline in the city. When you arrive in the city by train and walk out the station it is the first thing you see, and it is quite magnificent. We went inside on a Saturday afternoon and then walked up the...More

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!