The Dom Cathedral is a UNESCO Site and is the most visited landmark in Northern Europe and it’s pretty obvious why. The Cathedral was built to house the remains of the Three Kings and it took 700 years to complete. It was badly damaged during World War II, but remained standing while the rest of the city was more or less flattened.
There is plenty to take in with its medieval art, stained-glass windows, carved choir stalls, and religious sculptures.
Do the Cathedral Tower Climb: You can pay to climb the over 500 steps to get an amazing view of the cathedral’s interior.
You’ll also get breathtaking views of the city and see the architectural towers and flying buttresses.
The climb isn’t as daunting as it seems but if you are afraid of heights I wouldn’t recommend it.
There is an active cathedral workshop that is constantly restoring the stonemasonry, which is affected by weathering and environmental conditions as well as the conservation and protection of the valuable historical windows.
The spires are over 490 feet tall and the height of the roof in the nave is over 141 .feet. Its length is 475 feet and the width of the nave is 282 feet, giving it a footprint of over 26,246 square feet. The details on the spires, towers, and flying buttresses are fantastic and should be on everyone’s bucket list.
The Cologne Cathedral at night is a dramatic site you’ll never forget.