We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cologne Cathedral

Domkloster 4, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 1794055
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$12.95*
and up
Cologne Sightseeing Cruise
More Info
US$29.45*
and up
Cologne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Rhine River Sightseeing Cruise
More Info
US$33.62*
and up
Cologne Super Saver: Sightseeing Cruise and Meal at Hard Rock Cafe Cologne
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
This giant Gothic cathedral, which until its completion in 1880 had been under construction for over 500 years, is perhaps Germany's most famous religious structure and includes two huge towers that serve as the defining symbol of Cologne's skyline.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Domkloster 4, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Altstadt-Nord
CONTACT
Website
+49 221 1794055
Ways to Experience Cologne Cathedral
from US$13.00
More Info
from US$29.45
More Info
from US$33.60
More Info
from US$21.90
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (17,694)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"gothic architecture"
in 210 reviews
"the stained glass windows"
in 240 reviews
"magnificent building"
in 82 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 194 reviews
"bell tower"
in 104 reviews
"sheer size"
in 113 reviews
"three wise men"
in 111 reviews
"train station"
in 326 reviews
"guided tour"
in 169 reviews
"visiting cologne"
in 123 reviews
"christmas market"
in 141 reviews
"cathedral"
in 3,505 reviews
"steps"
in 609 reviews
"dom"
in 1,313 reviews
"bells"
in 137 reviews
"interior"
in 333 reviews
"scaffolding"
in 114 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 7,938 reviews

Reviewed today

worth a visit. It's stunning architecture and reflects several periods in time. somewhat crowded though

Thank Mette T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed today via mobile

I am always amazed by the beauty of these constructions. I hope to visit inside next time! They are always improving and making it look more theatrical in its colors!

Thank Lele82716
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful historical place we have visited. We enjoyed walking around there. There is fee to visit there. Great for taking pictures.

Thank Kazi R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The exterior is imposing although it is very blackened by the city air over the years. As with most famous European cathedrals the interior is spellbinding and the age of the structure is a wonderment. The windows are beautiful and the vaulted ceilings incredible. It...More

Thank Paul V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must see attraction in Cologne. The architectural design is absolutely phenomenal and it truly is a beautiful reflection of the City of Cologne. If you have time to go inside, you won’t be disappointed - donation box is the suggestive fee to visit the...More

Thank Nicola R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We first spotted the beautiful cathedral as we arrived at the central station. We immediately went outside to snap some photos. It is absolutely beautiful in person. The photos do not do it justice. We went back the next day to have a proper look....More

Thank Elizabeth C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 days ago

I never thought that there could be something so beautiful & creative that I could see in Cologne . This place is a must visit for all Travellers Its actually Breathtaking , Amazing & stunning . The creativity & work done in that time period...More

Thank GuwahatiShekar
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 days ago

I enjoy climbing towers, and the Cologne cathedral tower is an amazing climb. The cathedral is amazing, if all you do is stand outside and stare, you've done enough (but do go inside, you won't regret it)

Thank Tony M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I wanted to show the love of my life some of the highlights of my home country, and this is one of them. What a fantastic place - if you forget about the way it was financed. But what an achievement, and how small you...More

Thank Maritian
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s worth going in the Dom because 1) it’s a wonderful example of true gothic architecture 2) you can only go in a little way but you get some great photos because it’s not rammed full of people and 3) It’s free, so what do...More

Thank Greenakrebs
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 264 hotels in Cologne
Dom Hotel Koeln
477 reviews
.03 km away
Excelsior Hotel Ernst
1,324 reviews
.06 km away
Domspatz Hotel
88 reviews
.13 km away
Centro Hotel Central am Dom
362 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Hanse-Stube
256 reviews
.03 km away
Funkhaus Cafe Bar Restaurant
631 reviews
.11 km away
taku
248 reviews
.03 km away
Merzenich Backereien
310 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Cologne Christmas Market
363 reviews
.17 km away
Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum)
1,233 reviews
.17 km away
Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen
210 reviews
.18 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
copyspider
23 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Aethelred | Reviewed this property |
You mean the tower? No, but there's no crunch. It's 533 steps and there is no elevator, so this almost naturally reduces the crowd. If you mean the roof, this is indeed very tricky; there are only guided tours, and they... More
1
Vote
Amy W
26 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from JeffTheChairman | Reviewed this property |
No but it is nice to leave a donation
1
Vote
ColoMama33
12 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from И К | Reviewed this property |
Лично видел китайскую туристку, которая сначала была в соборе с чемоданом, а потом взабралась с ним на саму башню собора.
1
Vote
Google Translation