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)
Tickets: Book tickets from €23 EUR at here
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.
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
2020 Travelling Essentials
Constructions began in 1248, the construction of this Gothic masterpiece took place in several stages and was not completed until 1880. The North Tower at 157.38 meters (516.33 feet) is 7 centimetres (2.75 inches) higher than the South Tower.
The Cologne Cathedral has the world’s third-largest church interior. From 1880 to 1884, the Cathedral was the tallest building in the world, until it was beaten by the Washington Monument and then the Eiffel Tower.