Travel Cologne Cathedral , German
Cologne Cathedral is a Catholic church in Cologne, Germany. It is the seat of the archbishop of Cologne and is under the administration of the Archdiocese of Cologne. He is recognized as a monument of Christianity, of German Catholicism in particular, of Gothic architecture and the unwavering faith and perseverance of the people of the city where you are. Is dedicated to St. Peter and the Virgin Mary. The cathedral is a World Heritage Site, one of the best-known architectural monuments in Germany, and Cologne's most famous landmark, described by UNESCO as an "exceptional work of human creative genius". It is the most visited monument in Germany, attracting an average of 20,000 people per day.
The construction of the Cologne Cathedral was started in 1248 and took, with interruptions, until 1880 to complete. That is 144.5 meters long, 86.5 m wide and its towers are approximately 157 meters from the cathedral tall.The church is one of the world's largest and largest Gothic church in northern Europe. For four years, 1880-1884, was the world's tallest structure until the end of the Washington Monument. It has the second highest church needles, surpassed only by the single spire of Ulm Cathedral, completed 10 years later, in 1890. Due to its two huge towers, but also has the largest church facade in the world. The choir of the Cathedral, measured between the piers, also holds the distinction of having the greatest height to the width of a Medieval church, 3.6:1, exceeding even the Beauvais Cathedral which has a slightly higher vault.
Cologne medieval builders had planned a large structure to house the relics of the Magi and adapt to its role as a place of worship for the Holy Roman Emperor. Despite having been left incomplete during the medieval period, the cathedral of Cologne became unified as "a masterpiece of exceptional intrinsic value" and "a powerful testimony to the strength and persistence of Christian belief in medieval Europe and modern