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Cologne Cathedral

General Information

Other name(s): Dom Sankt Peter und Maria
Beginning of works: 1248
End of works: 15 October 1880
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Rib vault
Function / usage: Cathedral
Material: Masonry structure

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Address: Domkloster 4
Coordinates: 50° 56' 28.60" N    6° 57' 29.81" E

Technical Information

Dimensions

tower height 157.38 m - 156.78 m
building area ca. 8 000 m²

Materials

building structure masonry

Chronology

1248

Archbishop Conrad lays first stone.

1560
- 1840

Construction interrupted for financial reasons

1860

Karl Friedrich Schinkel finishes his report on the completion of the cathedral

15 October 1880

Consecration of the cathedral in the presence of Emperor Wilhelm I.
Cologne Cathedral is the tallest building in the world until 1889.

1996

Listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20000111
  • Date created
    11/03/1999
  • Last Update
    28/07/2014