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Cologne, Germany - attractions, pictures

 

Cologne (Köln) is very ancient city. The settlement existed even before the Romans, who turned it into the city of Colonia Agrippinensis. In many Romance languages, the city's name now sounds like Colony.

 

 Cologne. Quay of the Rhine

Quay of the Rhine

 

Like most large industrial cities in the north Germany, Cologne was practically wiped off the face of the earth by Allied bombing in the Second World War. The only thing that remained intact - Cologne Cathedral, just because it served as a reference point for bombing. All the rest, as a rule, was restored after the war almost from scratch.

 

 Cologne Cathedral

 Cologne Cathedral (XIII-XIX century)

 

 

 Cologne Cathedral

Cologne Cathedral (XIII-XIX century)

 

The largest building in the best traditions of Gothic. Each part of it can be viewed with interest separately.

 

 Cologne Cathedral

Cologne Cathedral (XIII-XIX century)

 

Another original structure, survived in the war, which I managed to accidentally come across - the remains of the Roman fortress wall with a watchtower.

 

 Cologne. Roman Tower

Roman Tower (I century)

 

In other respects, I repeat once more, the historical sights of the Cologne are almost exclusively new. So, the city, although large, but to inspect it even one day is enough.

 

 

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Cologne map
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Cologne transport map






Coins of Cologne

 







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