Cathedral South Tower

Platform ©KölnTourismus GmbH, Andreas Möltgen

The platform of Cologne Cathedral’s south tower offers an impressive view from 100 m. height. In order to enjoy the view it is necessary to climb exactly 533 steps, then you can enjoy an impressive panorama from the Cologne Cathedral tower across the city and the Rhine. In suitable weather it is possible to see as far as the hills of the Siebengebirge mountains. The climb to the viewing platform goes past the bell chamber. Of the eight bells the St. Peters Bell, in Kölsch “d’r Dicke Pitter”, the largest freely swinging church bell in the world at 24,000 kg.

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