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Cologne Cathedral

Cologne, NRW, Germany
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No visit to Cologne is complete without a visit to Cologne Cathedral. Located in the center of this city, the fourth largest in Germany, the Cathedral dominates the skyline. Started in the year 1248, it was completed a mere 600 years later. It is a massive edifice, larger than Notre Dame, and of a simile architecture. The most stunning part of the Cathedral is the stain glass windows. I assumed they were modern glass, but it turns out they aren’t. They survived world war 2, because they were removed by church officials, prior to the start of the war. In terms of your visit, it is still an active church, so admission is free and open to all.
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Cologne Central Station
The central train station is right next to the cathedral.
Cologne Bonn Airport
The airport has connections to Frankfurt and Munich, as well as, international gates.

Points of interest

Cologne Cathedral
The Cologne Cathedral is located in the center of the city


Rolex Deutschland GmbH
For some reason, there is a Rolex store just down the street from the cathedral.

Special activities

Gestapo's Victims Commemoration Memorial
A museum in the former Gestapo headquarters. Not a fun place to visit, but an important place to understand.

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