Kölner Dom - Click to View Hi-Res Image

Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom in German) is a Roman Catholic church in the Gothic style in Cologne (Köln). Construction began in 1248, and was completed in 1880. It is one of the world’s largest churches, and for four years after its completion, it was the tallest structure in the world. In 1996, it was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

I took a two-hour pitstop stop in Cologne while on my way to Maastricht from Munich. The Cathedral was right outside the Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) which made it very easy to find. It was quite impressive, if only for its size; the architecture was something else as well. As with many World Heritage Sites, it was undergoing some renovation and restoration works, so there was scaffolding everywhere, but overall, the Dom was quite impressive.