COLOGNE CATHEDRAL
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With Cologne Cathedral tours and tickets, discover one of Cologne’s most recognized landmarks and one of the most famous cathedrals in Germany. With its imposing gothic façade, dramatic twin towers, majestic dimensions and rich furnishings, the iconic attraction dominates the city’s skyline and is one of the most important cathedrals in Germany. Protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the well-preserved stained-glass windows and the golden glow of the Shrine of the Three Kings adds to the striking nature of the design. After the foundation was laid in the 13th century, it took more than 600 years for the cathedral to be completed in the 19th century. Another noted draw of the cathedral since 2007 is the highly regarded and controversial window by Gerhard Richter. Check out a wide range of Cologne Cathedral tours on isango! and book well in advance for the best deals.

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Best time to visit

The cathedral is open till 7:30pm (Nov-April) and 9pm (May to Oct), but its best to visit during the day to fully appreciate your surroundings. The attraction is open throughout the year.

Getting there
  • Ideally, the tour you book should include roundtrip transportation for a hassle-free experience.
  • It is a recognized landmark and you can easily reach the attraction by public transport.
Money saving tips
  • The cardinal rules of saving money on travel is by booking tours and tickets well in advance to avoid the last-minute surge in prices.
  • Travel during the low season to avail lower air fares and hotel rates.
Did you know?
  • The foundations of the cathedral were first laid in the Middle Ages, in 1248.
  • Construction was halted for lack of funds in 1530 and the cathedral remained unfinished for more than 300 years.
  • It was only in 1842 that construction could be restarted, and subsequently completed in 1880.

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