Today on our Viking cruise we visited the city and cathedral in Cologne (Köln), Germany. We had a walking tour of the Old Town, enjoyed the local Kölsch beer in an outdoor cafe, and explored the city and cathedral. It was a holiday so everyone was off work celebrating so it was quite busy, especially since it was a lovely day.
The Cologne Cathedral dominates the city and is a favorite tourist destination. Its architecture is very detailed and intricate, and really quite impressive. There are several areas where they are doing some repairs and reconstruction so scaffolding is visible in places.
Inside it’s very high with columns and many intersecting arches which provides interesting perspective looking down the aisles. The cathedral is filled with magnificent stained glass windows everywhere like this one, as well as many statues throughout.
Click on the following Cologne Cathedral photo to view the Cologne photo gallery (about 66 photos) at my SmugMug photo web site.
The automatic slideshow displays each photo for 2 seconds with a 1 second fade transition. There are options for full-screen mode in the lower-right corner, and a pause button in the lower-left corner. There are also arrows on the left and right sides to move manually forward and backward through the photos.