Cologne - is one of the cities of Germany, who definitely need to see, if you are in Germany.
And of course, the reason for that- famous Cologne Cathedral, which occupies third place among the world’s tallest churches in the world.
Imagine only: it was built a few centuries! From 1248 to 1437, then building for many centuries has been frozen, and then resumed from 1842 to 1880. All the grandeur of this building can be understood only when if you are infront of it,
It is restoring now, charred stones carefully cleaned, acquiring pristine white appearance. In my opinion, in vain. Black church strongly emphasizes its Gothic elements, and age. But the restorers know better.
People can tell much about the cathedral, but now say a commonplace : “better to see once than hear a hundred times”. None of the mosaic of inside the cathedral, MDM lined floor and walls, or on the stained glass windows by Marc Chagall or his treasure in the basement does not tell you so much, as just a view
Little about the city: it gives the impression of eternally young, merry student. This is a metaphor I was born in my visit of Cologne.
Open space, revitalizing the streets, stretches of bridges, interesting, new buildings mixed with old and, of course, famous for the annual Fall Carnival Cologne – all this is worth your attention, believe me!
This city is very different from those two cities, of which I spoke already – from Füssen and from Heidelberg. That is its scope combination of modernity and antiquity.
Cologne was totally damaged by bombing, so that the old buildings have survived only here and there, but Cologne Cathedral, just narrowly escaped the bombing and now stands proudly over the modern city, giving it a special charm.
And of course, if you visited Cologne, you can not ignore the one of the fabulous museums. Everyone loves a fairy tale. And if this is a fairy tale is the Chocolate? …. The main exhibit of the museum – a three-meter chocolate fountain, where you can dip wafers! There, in the museum, miniature chocolate factory you can see how is preparing chocolate today. The whole process from beginning to end.
Museum address: Am Schokoladenmuseum 1a50678 Koln, Germany