Köln Cathedral Photos

Köln Cathedral (1248-1560, 1842-80) was constructed to provide a suitable resting place for the relics of the Magi (Three Kings) which had been donated to Köln. Construction was halted from the mid-16thC to mid-19thC due to the Reformation and financial difficulties. The Cathedral is notable for its great size, many high spires & turrets, and the profusion of ornate decoration on the exterior (Flamboyant Gothic).

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Köln Cathedral. Germany.Köln Cathedral & Great St. Martin Church from Rhine River. Köln, Germany.Köln Cathedral lit at night. Köln, Germany.Spires & ornate south facade of Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.
Köln Cathedral (1248-1560, 1842-80). Germany.Köln Cathedral & Great St. Martin Church from Rhine River. Köln, Germany.Köln Cathedral lit at night. Köln, Germany.Spires & ornate south facade of Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.
Towering spires of Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Köln Cathedral south facade. Köln, Germany.Window & flying buttresses of south transept of Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Multitude of spires & buttresses at Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.
Towering spires of Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Köln Cathedral south facade. Köln, Germany.Window & flying buttresses of south transept of Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Multitude of spires & buttresses at Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.
Apse of Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Gargoyles on Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Gargoyles on Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Gargoyles on Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.
Apse of Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Gargoyles on Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Gargoyles on Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Gargoyles on Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.
Spire on Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.South entrance bronze doors by Mataré to Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Carvings of biblical stories from Adam & Eve to Christ above central west entrance doors to Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Details of carving of Passion of Christ above south entrance doors to Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.
Spire on Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.South entrance bronze doors (1948-53) by Mataré to Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Carvings of biblical stories from Adam & Eve to Christ above central west entrance doors to Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Details of carving of Passion of Christ above south entrance doors to Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.
Saint figures flanking south entrance doors to Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Carved figures beside south entrance doors to Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Holy figures beside west entrance doors to Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Carved figures beside south entrance door with crucifixion of Peter to Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.
Saint figures flanking south entrance doors to Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Carved figures beside south entrance doors to Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Holy figures beside west entrance doors to Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Carved figures beside south entrance door with crucifixion of Peter to Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.
Carved figures in Gothic arch of south entrance doors to Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Figure of Moses beside west entrance doors to Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Figure of knight on Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.St. Peter's fountain on south side of Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.
Carved figures in Gothic arch of south entrance doors to Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Figure of Moses beside west entrance doors to Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Figure of knight on Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.St. Peter's fountain on south side of Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.
Lion supporting St. Peter's fountain on south side of Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Nave of Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Nave & chancel of Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Chancel of Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.
Lion supporting St. Peter's fountain on south side of Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Nave of Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Nave & chancel of Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Chancel of Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.
Carving of pew entrance in Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Modern stained glass replacement windows in Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Stained glass window showing Germanic knights in Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Stained glass windows depicting knights in medieval Germanic dress in Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.
Carving of pew entrance in Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Modern stained glass replacement windows in Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Stained glass window showing Germanic knights in Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Stained glass windows depicting knights in medieval Germanic dress in Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.
Stained glass window with St. Peter & Germanic knight in Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Stained glass windows depicting a stoning scene & various saints in Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Jesse tree stained glass window in Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Stained glass windows depicting the Nativity at Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.
Stained glass window with St. Peter & Germanic knight in Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Stained glass windows depicting a stoning scene & various saints in Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Jesse tree stained glass window in Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Stained glass windows depicting the Nativity at Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.
Stained glass windows depicting the Last Supper, Crucifixion & Evangelists with their symbols at Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Stained glass windows depicting the Four Doctors of the Church under scene of Virgin Mary at Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.St. Gregory painting between arches at Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Holy Trinity surrounded by four Evangelists & their symbols painting at Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.
Stained glass windows depicting the Last Supper, Crucifixion & Evangelists with their symbols at Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Stained glass windows (1848) depicting the Four Doctors of the Church under scene of Virgin Mary at Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.St. Gregory painting between arches at Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Holy Trinity surrounded by four Evangelists & their symbols painting at Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.
Statue of Evangelist St. Matthew with his angel symbol at Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Statue of Evangelist St. Mark with his lion symbol at Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Statue of Evangelist St. Luke with his bull symbol at Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Statue of Evangelist St. John with his eagle symbol at Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.
Statue of Evangelist St. Matthew with his angel symbol at Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Statue of Evangelist St. Mark with his lion symbol at Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Statue of Evangelist St. Luke with his bull symbol at Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Statue of Evangelist St. John with his eagle symbol at Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.
Painted ribbed vaulting at Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Symbol of the Cathedral's completion in 1880; Model of the finial atop Cathedral towers in original size. Köln, Germany.Ancient Roman arch near Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.
Painted ribbed vaulting at Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.Symbol of the Cathedral's completion in 1880; Model of the finial atop Cathedral towers in original size. Köln, Germany.Ancient Roman arch near Köln Cathedral. Köln, Germany.

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