Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Discovering Cologne

Cologne is the 4th largest city in Germany and from what I have seen of German cities this is one of the best. I spent some time walking around Cologne, up and down the streets, here are some of the places I saw.

St. Martin's Church
Groß St. Martin has shaped the skyline of Cologne’s historic Old Town since the Middle Ages. In Roman times
Groß St. Martin

Groß St. Martin

Cologne Old City Hall Clock Tower

After the tower was completely destroyed in the Second World War, it was rebuilt between 1970 and 1975. Twenty years later the tower was embellished once again with statues, only to have them removed in 2006 due to severe deterioration. The current statues, 124 in total, were installed in 2008 and depict Christ, his apostles, saints and a host of figures that made an impact on the history of Cologne over a span of 2000 years.
statues on Rathaus

Cologne Old Town

“Kölsch” folklore figures Tünnes and Schäl

Museum Ludwig

St. Maria Himmelfarht (Assumption of Mary Church)