Cologne Cathedral is a Catholic cathedral in the heart of Cologne city. Seat of the Archbishop of Cologne and impressive monument of Gothic architecture. Moreover, it is World Heritage Site since the year 1996. As one of the tallest churches on planet at 157 metres height, it is Germany's most visited landmark. Its construction began in 1248 and was paused in 1473, leaving the church unfinished. Work was restarted in the 19th century and finally completed in 1880. Cologne Cathedral today is the largest Gothic church in Northern Europe.
Cologne Cathedral (Photo by Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)