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Kolner Dom, Germany

From series “The Most Iconic Temples in the World”
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.

Kolner Dom, Germany 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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Nearest airports:
 »  Koln Bonn Airport CGN - in 13 km
 »  Dusseldorf Airport DUS - in 39 km
 »  Dusseldorf-Monchengladbach Airport MGL - in 45 km
 »  Essen-Muhlheim Airport ESS - in 57 km
 »  Geilenkirchen Airport GKE - in 64 km
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Top City Flat

Located in 0 km from Kolner Dom
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Each apartment is decorated in light colours with contemporary furniture. All feature a modern bathroom and a kitchenette with coffee machine. Guests … More: photo, rates and booking
kölnvermietung

Located in 1 km from Kolner Dom
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Rooms: 5
Kölnvermietung provides basic accommodation for 2-6 persons. A seating area, TV, and dining area are included as well as a private bathroom with … More: photo, rates and booking
Apartment Volksgarten Südstadt

Located in 2 km from Kolner Dom
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The self-catering Apartment Volksgarten Südstadt features a double bedroom and a separate living room with sofa bed and TV. A hairdryer is provided … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Arena One

Located in 3 km from Kolner Dom
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Top destination around Kolner Dom - Cologne

Hotel Imperial is also worth mentioning as this is a wonderful place located in one of the most peaceful and silent parts of Cologne. Designers of Hotel Imperial managed to create an unforgettable atmosphere of the past. Both rooms and public zones feature beautiful décor and dark wood furniture. Rooms feature vintage style furniture and carpets with a charming pattern. The restaurant at Hotel Imperial is also an elegant place with posh furnishing and old wooden beams.

If you’d like to stay somewhat away from the noisy central part of Cologne, take a look at The Ascot Hotel . This wonderful hotel occupies a magnificent building with a well-preserved façade. The hotel features a rich collection of antiquities, so guests will be able to admire elegant retro furniture and genuine artworks. The lounge bar is worth a separate mention. It looks more like a historic club with its massive furniture with leather upholstery, numerous wooden details and beautiful paintings. Among the amenities of the historic hotel, there are a wellness center with sauna, a modern fitness club, and many other services.
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