I’ve been to Europe more than couple of times now. Going through pictures of some of my old trips, I stumbled upon a gorgeous series of indoor shots of Cologne Cathedral that I took sometime in 2011.

Cologne Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Church, located in Cologne, Germany. It is a renowned monument of German Catholicism and Gothic architecture and is a World Heritage Site. The very façade of it looks burnt and somewhat ruined. A classic example of Gothic Architecture of the medieval world, it is one of the Germany’s most visited landmark. It was under restoration when I visited it 3 years back, recent pictures of my friends who’ve visited the place show cathedral without any cranes and crutches.

The cathedral is the largest Gothic church in Northern Europe. Its two huge spires give it the largest façade of any church in the world. However what awed me was not the façade but the sky high stained glass windows that you look upto the moment you step into the church. You’ll end up bending your neck as back as possible to absorb these marvelous pieces of these fine stained glass clerestory windows.

Below are a few shots of the cathedral that I took during my visit to cologne.

Burnt Gothic Facade of Cologne Cathedral from Medieval Times, Germany

Burnt Gothic Facade of Cologne Cathedral from Medieval Times, Germany

Front Entrance of Cologne Cathedral, Germany

Front Entrance of Cologne Cathedral, Germany

Stained Glass Clerestory Windows, Cologne Cathedral | Gothic Architecture

Stained Glass Clerestory Windows, Cologne Cathedral | Gothic Architecture

Intricate Floral Motif Floor Mosaic | Cologne Cathedral, Germany

Intricate Floral Motif Floor Mosaic | Cologne Cathedral, Germany

Stained Glass Clerestory Windows, Cologne Cathedral | Gothic Architecture

Stained Glass Clerestory Windows, Cologne Cathedral | Gothic Architecture

Stained Glass Clerestory Windows, Cologne Cathedral | Gothic Architecture | Picture by Rakshita Kapoor | Gypsyfly.co

Stained Glass Clerestory Windows, Cologne Cathedral | Gothic Architecture | Picture by Rakshita Kapoor | Gypsyfly.co

Stained Glass Clerestory Windows, Cologne Cathedral | Gothic Architecture | Picture by Rakshita Kapoor | Gypsyfly.co

Stained Glass Clerestory Windows, Cologne Cathedral | Gothic Architecture | Picture by Rakshita Kapoor | Gypsyfly.co

Stained Glass Clerestory Windows, Cologne Cathedral | Gothic Architecture | pic by Rakshita Kapoor Gypsyfly.co

Stained Glass Clerestory Windows, Cologne Cathedral | Gothic Architecture | Picture by Rakshita Kapoor | Gypsyfly.co

I will be digging through all my old, high resolution travel albums to find and share such gems with you.

Have you been to Cologne? What was your favorite part of the city? Share your stories as comments to this post.

Cheers,
Rakshita

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