Summer Euro 2013: Köln / Cologne pt. I

by | Sep 18, 2013 | Art, Food & Drink, International Travel, Travel

The massive Kölner Dom fills your view as you leave the Köln central train station. While the exterior could use a vigorous power-wash, it remains absolutely stunning.

the Dom

door handle  Dom entrance
fancy handle; impressive archway

The interior is cavernous, with massive mulch-columned beams supporting the roof. Everywhere you look is interesting detail, artwork, etc.

Dom interior  ceiling

interior

floor mosaic   pews

praying   floor mosaic

We wandered around the church for more than an hour finding different items of interest all over.

the Dom
What would be an amazing front for most buildings is merely the side

After having our fill of the Dom we walked around town taking in other sights, including a Lego replica of the old town.

Rathaus
Rathaus

Cologne in Legos
Lego model of the city!

Cologne alley
alley

conversation with Tünnes-und-Schäl
Tünnes & Schäl ( & Leandra)

Cologne  the Dom
Gross Sankt Martin; view of Dom near the river

Hohenzollern Bridge, aka love lock bridge, was our last stop before lunch and then a much needed nap! The sheer expanse and number of locks is moving and quite fun.

love locks
so. many. locks.

love locks
closeup

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