Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Cologne-Koeln


This trip to the Krka has been recently, and this, to Cologne was for New Year. I checked my posts about New Year's Eve in Paris last year, well I wrote them in March, and this year about New Year's Eve I am writing in June, I'm really making progress :). 
Kidding!
Let's see what it was like in Cologne.
I actually knew very little about Cologne, except of course that I heard for the famous cathedral, and in fact the cathedral  was important to see and the rest ...

Cologne Cathedral 

The cathedral dominates the city and together with a bridge, which stands next to the cathedral, make a beautiful image of the city. Cologne's Cathedral is the landmark in the city and serves as the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne. It is one of the largest churches in the world and for some time the cathedral even held the title of the world's tallest building. It's dedicated to St. Peter and the Blessed Virgin Mary. During the World War II  Cologne Cathedral was hit by an estimated 70 bombs and was severely damaged though not totally destroyed. Repairs started after the war and were completed in 1956. The exterior is beautifully decorated with plenty of statues, bar tracery, pinnacles and gargoyles.

Tower climb is possible daily for 3 Euro. Make sure you're ready for a climb of 533 steps, there is no elevator in tower. I did it barely!






Hohenzollernbrücke

Of the seven bridges that cross the Rhine river in Cologne, the Hohenzollernbrücke is the most famous thanks in part to its location near the cathedral. It is also the oldest bridge, built between 1907 and 1911. Today people leave a proof of their love on it. Nice and crowded!




photos by ilovetravels

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