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The majestic structure is the largest Gothic cathedral in Germany. Construction was begun in 1248 on the site of several earlier churches to house the relics of the three Magi brought to Cologne in 1164 by Archbishop Reinald von Dassel, chancellor to Frederick Barbarossa. After the completion of the chancel, south tower, and north-side aisles (around 1500), however, work was halted and not resumed until 1823. In 1880, the great 632-year enterprise was completed, and unlike many time-consuming constructions that change styles in midstream, the final result was in the Gothic style, true to the original plans.
excerpt from
Frommer's 98 Germany

13 - 15 July 2001

Hauptportal

Cathedral Hauptportal Wide




Cathedral Hauptportal Nightime



Cathedral Hauptportal Statue Nightime

Nordportal

Cathedral Nordportal Nightime



Cathedral Nordportal Closeup Nightime



Cathedral Nordportal Steeple Flags Nightime



Cathedral Nordportal Steeple

Shelly and Pam

Cathedral Platz Shelly, Pam

Südportal


Cathedral Sudportal Wide

Shelly and Pam
outside the south entrance

Cathedral Sudportal Pam, Shelly



Cathedral Sudportal Steeple Tram



Cathedral Sudportal Steeple Nightime



Cathedral Sudportal Closer Nightime



Cathedral Sudportal Nightime Wide


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