Begun in 1248, the construction of this Gothic masterpiece took place in several stages and was not completed until 1880. Over seven centuries, successive builders were inspired by the same faith and a spirit of absolute fidelity to the original plans. Apart from its exceptional intrinsic value and the artistic masterpieces it contains, Cologne Cathedral testifies to the enduring strength of European Christianity.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|i||To represent a masterpiece of human creative genius.||All|
|ii||To exhibit an important interchange of human values, over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning or landscape design.||All|
|iv||To be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history.||All|
|Cologne de en||0.1km||site_izi|
|Tour through Cologne en||0km||site_izi|
|Papa Joe’s Biersalon Klimperkasten||2020||0.3km||site_ao|
|Senfmuseum (Mustard Museum)||2019||1km||site_ao|
|Listening to the Future||2019||1.2km||site_ao|
|Cologne’s Love Locks Bridge||2012||0.6km||site_ao|
|Church of St. Ursula||2009||0.6km||site_ao|
|Chandelier Hall of the Cologne Sewerage System||2017||1.1km||site_ao|
About the source: UNESCO
Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.