I just went Cologne Cathedral for the Christmas Market, but ended up spending a lot of time taking pictures of it.
I’ve visited several cathedrals in Europe; St. Paul, Duomo, Berliner Dom, Basilica San Marco, Domkirche St. Stephan, Notre Dame.
And I am always stunned by the architecture, the detail and wonder how they built these huge structures hundreds of years ago.
Inside, this stained glass window is one of the most beautiful I’ve seen.
I also recommend climbing to the top of Cologne Cathedral for the views.
Another surprise as we walked towards Koln Triangle an observation tower with great views over the Rhine and Cologne.
Love Lock Bridge in Cologne
How many love locks are there in this photo alone?
Multiply that by this photo…
Atlas Obscura an estimated 40,000 love locks are on the Hohenzollern Bridge in Cologne (not sure how they got that figure, but I can confirm that there were a lot of love locks).
You can see how tightly packed the love locks are.
The View From the Triangle of Koln
And Koln Triangle is also worth visiting. It’s just worth it €5 for an adult ticket for panoramic views 339 feet up.