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Dom Cologne Cathedral, Germany

From series “Gothic Architecture – Magnificent Monuments”
Year: 13 century.

The beautiful Gothic Cathedral is located in Cologne. It also deserves the attention of discerning travelers. Its construction also lasted several hundred years. It began in 1248. But it was necessary to stop the construction of the cathedral due to a lack of funds at the end of the 15th century. It acquired unique features only in the 19th century. It keeps them up to date. Cologne Cathedral is considered the richest and most beautifully designed Gothic Cathedral in Northern Europe. It will impress not only with its unique appearance but also with its chic interior design.

Dom Cologne Cathedral, Germany The area of the facade of the cathedral is the largest in the world today. Many subtle elements adorn it. Guests of the cathedral will be able to see many valuable relics during the tour. The old sacristy is kept within its walls. It was consecrated in 1277. There is a so-called Chamber of Shrines in the cathedral. The most valuable treasures are stored in it. You can see the Bishop's sword and baton here. You will also see a casket. The relics of the Three Wise Men are stored in it. There is also a 4th-century St. Peter's pastoral staff here.

A beautiful sculpture of the Milan Madonna is located in the cathedral. It is also considered an outstanding sculptural creation in the Gothic style. Many beautiful legends are associated with Cologne Cathedral. According to one of them, the devil helped the architect Gerhard make drawings of the unique facade. The architect's wife managed to outwit the devil and save her husband's soul from a terrible fate. Another legend says that the devil was so angry at the deception that he predicted the end of the world on the day when the cathedral will be completed. Perhaps this is why one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in the world was never completed. Next - Hotel Chelsea

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ATM bankomat: 'Pax-Bank ATM' located in 0.02 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'SilverTours GmbH' is located in 0.15 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Kt Koelner Tank & Autoservice GmbH' in 1.06 km
Supermarket: 'dm-drogerie markt' in 0.25 km
Parking: 'Deutsche Bahn Parkplatz' in 0.18 km
Apotheek: 'Dom-Apotheke, Filialapotheke der Venus-Apotheke links vom Rhein e.K.' in 0.04 km
Police station: 'Bundespolizei' in 0.09 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Café Reichard' in 0.03 km
Railway station: 'Cologne Central Station' in 0.28 km

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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Charming Best Western Hotel Brennerscher Hof is made in the style of a country house. This is a wonderful place with comfortable rooms and a special suit for newlyweds that will be sure liked by romantic couples. The hotel is surrounded by a beautiful park, and every room has access to a beautiful terrace with magnificent views. Everything at Best Western Hotel Brennerscher Hof is made in order to help travelers enjoy an unforgettable romantic vacation in Cologne.

Mauritius Hotel & Therme is famous for its multifunctional thermal center, a special zone with saunas and swimming pools, and modern comfortable rooms. This hotel will be liked by active and young travelers who would like to stay at a cozy and pleasant place and try various relaxation treatments after interesting excursions and sightseeing.
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