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 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 – the Christian world calls them, “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. ,
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. 😀 I do still remember snippets of my Christian Living class! 😀
Cologne Cathedral is massive!
It’s one of the largest Gothic cathedrals I’ve been to in Europe.
The floor space inside can accommodate around 20,000 people and receives 20,000 visitors and pilgrims
From its arched ceiling to its sturdy columns, everything is perfectly detailed.
The colorful stained glass windows are a sight to behold – they sparkle like precious gemstones when the sun outside shines.
Religious statues are affixed sporadically from their walls to their columns.
Check out its incredible nave, the longest in Germany!
The Shrine of the Three Magi is behind the altar.
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.
You should find the choir seats, too. This is the biggest surviving medieval choir stall relic (104 seats) in the country.
And don’t forget to toggle at the paintings from the 12-13th century! They are incredible!
The cathedral’s tiny chapel is worth seeing, too.
Did you know that this cathedral was the world’s tallest from 1880-1884?
Where to Stay in Cologne
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. 😀 Since the hostel is around the university area, cheap bars are basically right on every corner. There are a host of restaurants and grocery stores, too. For medium-priced accommodations, click here.