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Cologne Cathedral / Kölner Dom
The Cologne Cathedral
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Cologne is a city in northwestern Germany - map - by the river Rhine. It has a population of 1 Million. Foundation of the city Oppidum Ubiorum by the Ubier tribe app. 38 BC. Cologne originated in about AD 50, when the Empress Agrippina proclaimed "Colonia" a city.

Cologne Coat of Arms
Coat of Arms
Cologne is a City in which you can find your way around in no time. A real centre around the Cathedral (official name: "Hohe Domkirche Sankt Petrus und Maria"). Links: Dom Live-Cam / the Cathedral's dimensions. A tour of discovery starts there. Into the pedestrian's paradise Hohe Strasse, Schildergasse, for instance. Or into the Altstadt (Old Town Centre). Into the many and famous Romanesque churches which surround the City. Into the museums. Wherever you go you will see the towers of the Cathedral showing you the way back. Here are a few tips if you are getting to know Cologne for the first time. Of course, the Dom is a must. The Gotic architecture aspiring to the heavens is second to none in the world. The Cathedral (157 m / 515 ft) was begun in 1248 and completed in 1880. The 15th August 1998 has marked the 750th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone of the Gothic Cathedral in Cologne by Archbishop Konrad von Hochstaden. Inside, the Cathedral is breathtaking, the tremendous height, the magnificent windows, the treasures, foremost among them the Shrine of the Three Magi.

Treasures of another kind in the Roman-Germanic museum: 2000 years of Cologne history
Cologne panorama
attractively presented. In the Wallraf-Richartz Museum and the Ludwig museum: the entire spectrum of the world of painting. Cologne's new concert hall, the Philharmonie is here too. In the Altstadt, close to the Rhine, there is a 19th century atmosphere; romantic nooks and crannies at every turn, pubs, bars, ale-houses, waiting to be photographed. Majestically, the Rhine flows past; dotted with white ships: floating enjoyment by day and night. And then there are parks - not just splashes of colour, but spacious recreational areas here and there all over the City. The Rhine Park with its Tanzbrunnen (open air dancing and fountain) right next to the Trade Fair Centre is particularly famous: the summer is packed full of international shows, artists, orchestras.

Cologne - city of the arts, with 9 municipal & many private museums - e.g. the new chocolate-museum - , many private galleries, a municipal art gallery, an opera house and many theatres; a trade fair city, host to the world-famous photokina, ANUGA, IFMA, Art Cologne, International Furniture Fair; the most important radio & TV centre in Germany. And a university town too: in 1988 the university celebrated its 600th anniversary.

A guided coach tour through the City organized by the Tourist Office will give you a first impression of what awaits you. The Tourist Office is also the place to go to gather all the information and tips you need for your visit to Cologne, for help in finding accommodation or for answers to any questions you may have.
 (Copyright Tourist Office of the City of Cologne)

The Cologne night panorama - picture available as desktop
wallpaper too

New!!! Animated cursor Petersglocke
Animated cursor for all church bell friends. You can use it as the wait or busy cursor (instead of the hourglass or rotating circle). Download the zip-archives with the *.ani-cursor file here:

Petersglocke.zip, 198 Kb, downloads.


  Download my Cologne related cursors  

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  Some Cologne Webcams - click pictures -

Dorint Webcam
archives photo

Oasis Webcam
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DEVK Versicherungen
DEVK Livecam
archives photo

Domradio Cam
archives photo

archives photo

Cologne Panorama Wallpaper



Download Cologne Wallpaper 1
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Download this cool wallpaper for your desktop. The Cologne Cathedral, museum Ludwig, river Rhine and the Hohenzollernbridge at dusk. 1024x768 pixel. JPG-version. More great cologne wallpaper photos available on the

wallpaper page

Available there too:

1. FC Köln Wallpaper

Cologne Photos
Many interesting photos displaying Cologne and the Cologne Cathedral are available on the Cologne photo album pages. You will find the categories city, cathedral, christmas season, carnival, war, reconstruction, cathedral tower ascent, cathedral's roofs, panorama view triangle tower.

Cologne Slideshows
Cologne Slideshow. A great selection of city and cathedral photos, 6 min, on youtube.

Shopping in Cologne
Cologne has a lot to offer for shopping enthusiasts. If you plan to visit the city and start your shopping tour there I've created a tour through the center of Cologne, where you will find the most and interesting shops in the city. Here's the Cologne Shopping page.

Cologne city maps
city map 1 (flash required)
enter streetname for search.
Other cities are available too
(my favourite map service)
city map 2
enter information in the search fields
PLZ = postal code
Ort = city (enter "koeln" !)
Straße und ggf. Hausnummer =
      streetname / house number
city map 3 (street search)
click for the streetname
Strassen = streets
city map centre
stadt-koeln.de - english version
KVB lines (metro / bus)
for pdf-file Cologne click "Liniennetz
Köln Bus / Bahn"
for pdf-file VRS (Cologne and around)
click "Schnellverkehr im VRS"
Here you can see a historic city map created in the year 1891

Address Tourist Office
Kardinal-Höffner-Platz 1
D - 50667 Köln
Tel +49(0)221 221-30400
Fax +49(0)221 221-30410

Cologne moon and sun data
Cologne sunrise and sunset data, phase of the moon and more you will find on the Cologne astronomy page

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