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  Cologne - LoveToKnow 1911
Cologne, with the tortuous, narrow and dark streets and lanes of the old inner town, is still regarded as one of the least attractive capital cities of Germany; but in modern times it has been greatly improved, and the evil smells which formerly characterized it have yielded to proper sanitary arrangements.
In the early part of the 19th century the repairing of the cathedral was taken in hand, in 1842 the building of fresh portions necessary for the completion of the whole structure was begun, and on the 15th of October 1880 the edifice, finally finished, was opened in the presence of the emperor William I.
With Cologne itself, a free imperial city, the archbishop-electors were at perpetual feud; in 1262 the archiepiscopal see was transferred to Briihl, and in 1273 to Bonn; it was not till 1671 that the quarrel was finally adjusted.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Cologne   (2586 words)

 Wikinfo | Cologne
Cologne is the oldest major city in Germany; it became a city in 50 A.D. It got a bishop early, and in 785 became the seat of an archbishop.
The Archbishop of Cologne ruled a large area as a secular lord in the Middle Ages, but in 1288 he was defeated by the Cologne citizens and forced to move to Bonn.
Cologne lost its free status (and regained its archbishop) during the French period, and in 1815 at the Congress of Vienna was made part of the kingdom of Prussia.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=cologne   (568 words)

 Cologne, Germany  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Cologne's location at the point where the Rhine crosses the overland route from Paris to northern Germany, and also at the junction of many roads along the Rhine, has given the city great commercial importance.
The archbishop of Cologne was recognized as elector of the Holy Roman Empire by an edict, the Golden Bull of 1356.
Cologne was severely damaged during World War II (1939-1945)—more than 90 percent of the structures were destroyed or damaged—but it was largely rebuilt and modernized by 1960.
www.galenfrysinger.com /cologne.htm   (733 words)

 Cologne Cathedral : Exploring Essential Information, Data and Explanation.
Cologne Cathedral (German: Kölner Dom) is one of the most well-known architectural monuments in Germany and has been Cologne's most famous landmark for centuries.
The cathedral is under the administration of the Roman Catholic Church and is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne.
The present cathedral was built to house the relics of the Magi, taken from Milan (Italy) by Holy Roman Emperor Fredrick Barbarossa and given to the Archbishop of Cologne, Rainald von Dassel in 1164.
www.llpoh.org /Styles_and_Architecture/Cologne_Cathedral.html   (556 words)

 Cologne Cathedral - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The cathedral is under the administration of the Roman Catholic Church (but actually belongs to itself) and is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne.
The present cathedral was built to house the relics of the Magi, taken from Milan (Italy) by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa and given to the Archbishop of Cologne, Rainald of Dassel in 1164.
Shrine of archbishop Engelbert in Cologne Cathedral Treasury
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cologne_Cathedral   (1181 words)

 Cologne Cathedral
In 950 AD the port at Cologne was fortified down to the river, and a new mercantile sector of the city began to flourish (Strait 481).
Cologne was not the economic powerhouse of the league, and was made second rate.
The middle class is the part of society that built the cathedral, were the ones who fought the aristocracy for their freedom, and as a result of these they had a patriotic feeling towards their independence.
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 Cologne Cathedral, Germany
Near the left bank of the Rhine stands Cologne's towering landmark, the Cathedral of St Peter and St Mary, a masterpiece of High Gothic architecture and one of the largest cathedrals in Europe.
The two cathedral towers are the second highest in the world, with a height of 515 feet.
Cathedral of St Peter & St Mary in Cologne, one of the largest cathedrals in Europe.
www.planetware.com /cologne/cologne-cathedral-d-nw-cold.htm   (177 words)

 Cologne Cathedral
Cologne Cathedral was begun in 1248 and, with many periods of inactivity, was finally finished in 1880.
Cologne is one of the quaintest of cities and coming as it usually does before or after a Rhine journey, it always leaves pleasant memories.
Amiens Cathedral, Amiens, France.Milan Cathedral deserves a special word of description because, besides being the largest of all Italian Cathedrals, excepting St. Peter's, it is beyond doubt by far the most remarkable.
www.oldandsold.com /articles10/famous-buildings-31.shtml   (239 words)

 Germany - Cologne Cathedral
Cologne Cathedral was erected on the site of a stone chapel built in the 6th century.
The cathedral choir, the design of which shows the influence of the Gothic cathedrals of northern France, especially Amiens Cathedral and Reims Cathedral, was finished in 1322.
The interior of the cathedral is notable for a statue of the Virgin Mary known as the Mailänder Madonna and made about 1290; 104 richly carved wooden choir stalls dating from about 1320; several 14th-century stained-glass windows; and a carpet woven about 1640 and modeled on a design by the Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens.
worldheritage.heindorffhus.dk /frame-GermanyCologne.htm   (329 words)

 Cologne Cathedral   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Saturday morning, we headed north along the Rhine to Cologne (Köln), eager to explore the Cologne Cathedral.
Cologne was settled by the Romans as early as 30, and there are still many Roman walls in the area.
The building of the current Cathedral began in 1248, eventually ceased in the mid 1500's due to lack of funding, and began again in 1823 after the original plans were found.
taylorrhome.dyndns.org /Germany/koln.htm   (370 words)

 USATODAY.com - Historic German cathedral caught between progress and preservation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Cologne's 13th-century Gothic cathedral was hit by more than a dozen Allied bombs during World War II, but its twin spires survived to loom over the devastation.
Today, the cathedral is Cologne's most valuable landmark and is protected by zoning laws allowing only shorter buildings nearby to preserve the view, city spokesman Ulrich Hoever said Thursday.
Edith Rath, born in Cologne nine years before the start of World War II, questioned UNESCO's logic in objecting to the high-rise towers on the other side of the Rhine, saying the site already was ruined by "modern" building years ago.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2004-07-13-cathedral_x.htm   (823 words)

 Cologne - City online
The director of the world famous Roncalli circus and gourmet chef Eckart Witzigmann are entering into a wonderful cooperative arrangement: They will jointly be inviting people to savour a feast for all their senses on the KD boat MS Rheinenergie until 27 January.
Cologne has a special beer to offer, and also meals that bear extraodinary names.
Cologne stands on ground that is steeped in history.
www.koeln.de /en   (179 words)

 Cologne Cathedral Germany, Cologne Cathedral Arches, Cologne Cathedral History
Dominating the skyline of Cologne, Germany is their world famous cathedral--Kölner Dom.
By far their most famous landmark for hundreds of years, the Cologne cathedral is part of the Roman Catholic Church and hosts the Archbishop of Cologne.
Given the size and age of the structure of Cologne Cathedral, construction is perpetually underway somewhere on the church.
www.destination360.com /europe/germany/cologne-cathedral-horizon.php   (401 words)

 Cologne travel guide - Wikitravel
Cologne [1] (German: Köln, Cologne dialect: Kölle) is situated on the river Rhein in North Rhine-Westphalia and is the fourth largest city in Germany with around 1,000,000 inhabitants.
Cologne, like most areas of Germany, has its very own local dialect of German, though this is unlikely to hinder the average sight-seeing tourist, as many of the landmarks of the city have English-speaking guides and information.
Cologne Bonn Airport (IATA: CGN), [2], handles international and domestic flights and is a hub for the lowcost airlines GermanWings and hlx.
wikitravel.org /en/Cologne   (3869 words)

 Cologne Sightseeing: InterContinental Cologne
Cologne Cathedral is just a few minutes on foot from the InterContinental Cologne and is definitely the most important sight in town.
Still, Cologne Cathedral is one of the most magnificent churches in Christendom.
Cologne can also be explored with bicycle tours through the city and its surroundings.
cologne.intercontinental.com /colha/attractions_02.html   (819 words)

 Cologne Cathedral - 91st Bomb Group (H)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Cologne Cathedral - 91st Bomb Group (H) This is a photo of a low level orientation flight for the 91st Bomb Group (H) non-flying personnel over Cologne after VE-Day.
In this photo, the Cologne Cathedral is easy to spot as it stands tall over the other damaged buildings in the city.
The building of the Cologne Cathedral was started in 1248 and completed in 1880.
www.91stbombgroup.com /cathedral.html   (65 words)

 Cologne Cathedral -- Kölner Dom (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
It is under the administration of the Roman Catholic Church and is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne.
The cathedral's facadeIn the end, the outer appearance remained faithful to the original medieval plans; however, the roof was a modern steel construction.
The most celebrated work of art in the Cologne Cathedral is the Sarcophagus of the Magi, a large gilded sarcophagus dating from the 13th century, and the largest reliquary in the western world.
www.smart-travel-germany.com.cob-web.org:8888 /cologne-cathedral.html   (860 words)

 Cologne Cathedral - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Cologne Cathedral, Roman Catholic cathedral in the German city of Cologne, begun in 1248 and completed in 1880.
Church (building), architectural styles, painting of building a cathedral, parts of cathedral buildings, pictures of cathedrals, quotations, role...
- of bishop or cathedral: relating to, belonging to, or having a bishop or cathedral
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 Dierk's page - Cologne / Köln
The 15th August 1998 has marked the 750th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone of the Gothic Cathedral in Cologne by Archbishop Konrad von Hochstaden.
The Cologne Cathedral, museum Ludwig, river Rhine and the Hohenzollernbridge at dusk.
Many interesting photos displaying Cologne and the Cologne Cathedral are available on the Cologne photo album pages.
www.anicursor.com /cologne.html   (538 words)

 Cologne Cathedral (Art 4/8)
The Cathedral is the heart of the City of Cologne.
In the mid-13th century, therefore, the cathedral chapter resolved to build a cathedral in the style of the French High Gothic as a sepulchral church.
The Domforum - visitor centre for Cologne Cathedral and the municipal church - is located centrally opposite the main portal of Cologne Cathedral, in the immediate vicinity of the main railway station, the museums, and the pedestrian zone.
www.willkommeninkoeln.de /06kunst/kunst04e.htm   (958 words)

 The Cathedral Of Cologne
The Archbishop of Cologne had said to him: " Master, we must build a cathedral here which will surpass all the buildings of the world in grandeur and magnificence." The artist replied: " I will do it; " and now he was pondering over ways of accomplishing his promise about which he was frightened.
The Cathedral of Cologne was one of the most ancient seats of Christianity in Germany; it contained in its jurisdiction the capital of Charlemagne's Empire, the city where the Emperors were crowned.
The celebrity and wealth of the Cologne Cathedral was greatly due to the custom of the Emperors visiting it after their coronation.
www.oldandsold.com /articles04/article1503.shtml   (1717 words)

 Germany, Cologne Cathedral
In 1164 the bones of the three Magi were transferred from Milan to Cologne, and a shrine was made to house the relics.
As Cologne became one of the largest Pilgrimage of the Middle Ages, it was decided in 1248 to build a new cathedral in High Gothic style.
It was not until 1842 when construction works resumed, and in 1880 the cathedral was finally finished.
leonardfrank.com /Worldheritage/Cologne.html   (81 words)

 Cologne Cathedral - World Heritage Site - Pictures, info and travel reports
Yes, it is huge and a good example of gothic architecture, but to me this cathedral wasn't very appealing; the outside is dark and dirty (although they are restoring parts of it all the time) and the inside is pretty plain.
The area around the cathedral is also cluttered and untidy, whilst having it share a square with the station is good for your legs, it means that the ugly façade of the station crowds the cathedral surrounds.
I recently visited the Cathedral on January 9th this year after 13 years of not seeing it at all, and it impressed me much more than when I was living in Cologne in 1990.
www.worldheritagesite.org /sites/colognecathedral.html   (1400 words)

 Cologne Cathedral During WWII on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
I was in Cologne in the 80s and it would have been difficult to imagine this scale of devastation.
What a lovely photo; I think the reason the cathedral was left standing during the bombing may be for the same reason that St. Paul's cathedral and Battersea power station in London were left by the bombers - large and easily recognisable buildings helped pilots to orientate themselves when flying over.
He was in the bell tower of the Cathedral of Cologne throwing out hand grenades at the German soldiers below during the ground battles.
www.flickr.com /photos/kt/4465008   (1653 words)

 Cologne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cologne University is one of Europe's oldest universities and internationally renowned for its economics department.
Cologne is the economic and cultural capital of the Rhineland and has a vibrant and thriving art scene.
Cologne's location at the intersection of the river Rhine with one of the major trade routes between East and West was the basis of Cologne's growth.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cologne   (4080 words)

 Cologne Cathedral   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
However, it was not until 1842 that the foundation of the extension of the cathedral was laid.
October 1880 the last stone of the south tower was laid, in the presence of Emperor William I.
Damage was caused to the Cathedral by bombs in World War 2 necessitating repair work after the war.
www.fitzwimarc.org.uk /churches/cathed6.htm   (100 words)

 European Visits: Cologne Cathedral .. Romantic Heidelberg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
The Cathedral is the glory of the modern city, and when completed will be the grandest Gothic church in the world.
In the choir the carved stalls and the statues on the pedestals attached to the pillars are of the 14th century.
The Cathedral is almost immediately adjacent to the main rail station; if your rail plans take you through Cologne, as many routes do, check the schedules to see if you can stop over for an hour or so.
www.europeanvisits.com /evpage043.htm   (2438 words)

 Address at the Cologne Cathedral
I am pleased to be with you this evening in Cologne, a city that I love for the many memories which it evokes for me. For a number of years I lived in the neighbouring city of Bonn as a professor, and from there I would often come to Cologne where I had many friends.
The city of Cologne would not be what it is without the Magi, who have had so great an impact on its history, its culture and its faith.
In Cologne Saint Thomas Aquinas was a disciple of Saint Albert and later a professor.
www.ewtn.com /library/PAPALDOC/b16wydcolcat.htm   (1180 words)

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