Cathedral

Highly recommended
In 1164, Frédéric Barberousse offered the city of Cologne some Relics of the Wise Kings from Milan. Since then, pilgrims have come here. In 1248, a new cathedral was begun, inspired by those in Paris, Reims and Amiens. Its construction lasted more than 600 years (1248-1880). The solemn inauguration finally took place in 1880 in the presence of Emperer William I.

Useful information

Address : 

Roncalliplatz, 50667 Köln

Opening hours

guided tours (45min) in German (11am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3.30pm; Sun and Bank Hols 2pm and 3.30pm) and in English (10.30am, 2.30pm, Sun and Bank Hols 2.30pm); in French by prior arrangement - €7/8

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