Planning a trip to Cologne? This is everything you need to know about Cologne Cathedral

Updated: Aug 13, 2020


General Information ℹ️


Location: Domkloster 4, 50667 Köln, Germany 🇩🇪

Architectural Style: Gothic

Construction Start Date: 1248

Spire height‎:157 m (515 ft)

Website: koelner-dom.de

Tickets: Book tickets from €23 EUR at here


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Architectural Insight


The choir has the largest height-to-width ratio of any medieval church, at 3.6:1. It is characterised by a French-style arrangement of a tall arcade and a narrow triforium gallery lit by windows.

Cologne Cathedral Sketch
Cologne Cathedral Sketch


Bells of the main bell cage weight list:

  • Aveglocke –830 kg

  • Kapitelsglocke – 1.4tonnes

  • Josephglocke – 2.2 tonnes

  • Ursulaglocke – 2.5 tonnes

  • Dreikönigsglocke – 3.8 tonnes

  • Speciosa – 5.6 tonnes

  • Pretiosa – 10.5 tonnes

  • St. Petersglocke, Great Bell of Germany – 24 tonnes

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