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Inside Cologne Cathedral

Now, that you’ve seen the 360-degree views of the facade, it is now time for you to see what’s inside Cologne Cathedral. In my previous post, I revealed that the main reason why this Koln Cathedral is popular is because of the remains of the Three Wise Men or The Three Magi. If you are a Catholic, you know who these people I’m talking about. For those who don’t – they are also called, “The Three Kings” the first visitors when Jesus Christ was born. They found the baby Jesus just by following the shiniest star that night. Every January 6, the Catholic world celebrates the “Three King’s Day” which also signals the end of the Christmas celebration.

Inside Cologne Cathedral (Germany). Travel Blog
Inside Cologne Cathedral (Germany).

And you might be wondering why I know of all this information? Nope, it’s not Google or Alexa! It’s because I went to a Catholic high school. ๐Ÿ˜€ I do still remember snippets of my Christian Living class! ๐Ÿ˜€

The arched ceilings and stained glass windows are a perfect pair of wonder!
The arched ceilings and stained glass windows are a perfect pair of wonder!

Cologne Cathedral is massive!

Inside Cologne Cathedral (Germany). Travel Blog
Inside Cologne Cathedral (Germany).

It’s one of the largest Gothic cathedrals I’ve been to in Europe.

Inside Cologne Cathedral (Germany).
Inside Cologne Cathedral (Germany).

The floor space inside can accommodate around 20,000 people and receives 20,000 visitors and pilgrims everyday!

Inside Koln Catedral (Germany).
Inside Koln Cathedral (Germany).

From its arched ceiling to its sturdy columns, everything is perfectly detailed.

Inside Koln Catedral (Germany). Travel Blog
Inside Koln Cathedral (Germany).

The colorful stained glass windows are a sight to behold – they sparkle like precious gemstones when the sun outside shines.

Koln Catedral (Germany).
Stained Glass Windows at Cologne cathedral

Religious statues are affixed sporadically from its walls to its columns.

Inside Cologne Cathedral (Germany). Travel Blog Koln
Inside Koln Cathedral (Germany).

Check out its incredible nave, the longest in Germany!

Inside Koln Cathedral (Germany). Travel Blog
Inside Koln Cathedral (Germany).

The Shrine of the Three Magi is behind the altar.

The Altar at Koln Catedral (Germany)
The Altar at Koln Cathedral (Germany)

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to see the Shrine of the Three Magi because it was closed. They may only open it on special events and occasions.

The pathway to the Shrine of the Magi was secured and locked. Koln, Germany Travel Blog
The pathway to the Shrine of the Magi was secured and locked.

You should find the choir seats, too. They are said to be the biggest surviving medieval choir stall relics (104 seats) in the country.

Inside Cologne Cathedral (Germany).
Inside Cologne Cathedral (Germany).

And don’t forget to toggle at the paintings from the 12-13th century! They are incredible!

Paintings at Koln Catedral Germany
Inside Koln Cathedral in Germany.

The cathedral’s tiny chapel are worth seeing, too.

Chapel at Koln Catedral Germany Travel Blog
Chapel Inside Cologne Cathedral.

Did you know that this cathedral was the world’s tallest from 1880-1884?

Gothic Architecture (Koln Cathedral, Germany).
Gothic Architecture (Koln Cathedral, Germany).

Where to Stay in Cologne

I stayed at Hostel die Wohngemeinschaft. Though it is around 30-40 minutes walk to the Cathedral, I love it here because the beds are comfortable. Each bunk had its own curtains so you can have your own privacy. It’s clean and the staff members are friendly. I was even allowed to check-in early because the bed/room was already available. Or maybe, they just saw my tired eyes and I really needed a rest. ๐Ÿ˜€ Since the hostel is around the university area, cheap bars are basically right in every corner. There are a host of restaurants and grocery stores, too. For medium-priced accommodations, click here.

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