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Visiting Cologne Cathedral in Cologne
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Cologne Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter is a cathedral for Catholics in the city. It is known for its majestic features in architecture and monumentation. Its towers are quite tall and can be noticed from all the points of the city. Almost 20.000 people visit the cathedral each day. It is considered to be one of the largest Gothic churches; it is also the tallest twin-spired church and has the second tallest spires in the Northern Europe. The church has the largest façade in the world with a choir room. The High Altar in the church makes one of its treasures and attractions. It has been made of black marble with a solid slab and in the middle is the Coronation of the Virgin at the Centre.

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Cologne Cathedral Tours

Cologne Cathedral Tours

1. Panorama round-trip Cologne

1. Panorama round-trip Cologne

Take a 1-hour river cruise along the Rhine and explore Cologne's beautiful city skyline. Listen to informative commentary onboard about the city's 2,000-year culture and history as you take in the panoramic views of Cologne. Guests are able to get off and visit the Cologne Cathedral, located just five minutes from the dock, and learn about Germany's most visited cultural monument.

2. Cologne Sightseeing Cruise

2. Cologne Sightseeing Cruise

Things to do at Sighseeing Cruise, you can see admire beautiful Cologne from the water, sightseeing cruise along the Rhine River. From a range of departure times and watch top Cologne attractions including twin-spired Cologne Cathedral, the Old Town and the Hohenzollern Bridge unfold as you cruise along the world-famous river. Buy drinks such as the much-loved local Koelsch beer from the bar, and hear about Cologne's long and illustrious history while you sail. If you wish, choose to enjoy a longer, 2-hour evening cruise to see Colognes's sights sparkling with lights along the riversides.

3. Cologne Old Town

3. Cologne Old Town

The Old Town and Cologne Cathedral are stretching along by the west bank of the Rhine River and presided over by the UNESCO. Both that place is the navigational and historical heart of Cologne. With its colorful old buildings, beautiful Romanesque churches, and scenic riverside promenades, it's an obvious starting point for any exploration of the city.

Insider Tips

How to Get Tickets?

Tickets can be booked easily both offline and online. Booking tickets is easier online as it saves time and you can be sure of getting a booking.

How To Get Around?

You can take the metro to get to the main attractions of the city. The LINE 4 tram has access to almost all the places. You can also rent a bike or a car to schedule your tour accordingly. Public buses or tour buses are also available to get to your favourite destinations. You can travel to nearby places by foot.

What Should I Wear?

There is no specific dress code. You may carry a mix of clothes both in formal and casual. Get a pair of comfortable shoes and also heels. Carry a few tops and t-shirts along with a scarf. Pack your coolest cap/hat along with you favourite pair of denim and pants. Carry layers and sleepwear for night too.

Facts

Best Time to Visit

The cathedral is open year-around, but with some 20,000 daily visitors, it can get extremely busy tour, especially in the peak months of July and August. To avoid the crowds, opt for an early morning or evening visit.

Currency

Euro

Will I Need a Guide?

You will not need any guides, because the sites and when you buy the tickets online they serves all information that you need during your tour to Cologne Cathedral.

How To Get There?

Cologne Cathedral is located at the western end of Hohenzollern Bridge in Cologne Old Town. The cathedral stands right next to Cologne Central Station and can be easily reached on foot from many of the central attractions.

Additional Info

This tour is only available in German.

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