Year: 13th century. Height: 157 meters.
Cologne Cathedral, which has many myths and legends, is popular among tourists from all over the world. The main attraction of Cologne has been preserved only through a miracle during the war. In the immediate vicinity of the cathedral, the numerous explosions, which completely destroyed the surrounding buildings, popped. The construction of the cathedral on the site of the older Romanesque cathedral began in 1248. Remarkable that the new cathedral was built in Gothic style, although the Romanesque style was much more widespread during this period.
Before the cathedral building is the important and symbolic event - the relocation to Cologne of the unique religious sanctuary, the relics of three fortune-tellers. The first stage of construction was finished in the early 15th century, and in 1842 the large reconstruction of the building, which lasted 38 years, was begun. In 1880, when renovation of the cathedral was completed, its height formed 157 meters. For four years he remained the tallest building in the world.
The well-known architect Gerhard has worked at the Domprojekt. As the legend tells, the devil helped him. This was the only way to explain the construction of such a grand architectural project. Every day, more than 20,000 people visit the Cologne Cathedral, which is to be graced by its magnificent interiors and the golden sarcophagus with its main sanctuary. The latter is a real masterpiece of jeweler art. For the decoration of the sarcophagus thousands of precious stones were used. In the cathedral there are also other sanctuaries - the Gerokreuz and the Milan Madonna, a unique statue from the 13th century. All those who are interested can climb up the Domgipfel and enjoy the panorama of Cologne, for which only 509 steps have to be overcome. Next - Sheikh Zayed Mosque
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