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Holy Cologne

Holy Cologne

Cologne is a cosmopolitan city that welcomes many religions and diverse cultures.

Cologne Cathedral ©Andreas Moeltgen

The Gothic Cathedral not only is the city’s distinctive feature but also Germany’s most visited attraction.

Cologne Cathedral
St. Pantaleon ©R. Barten

Cologne boasts twelve Romanesque churches that are adorned with countless sculptures, and paintings. 

Romanesque Churches
Synagogue on Roonstraße ©Herbert Sachs

The synagogue is the largest religious and cultural centre for the Jewish communities in Cologne.

Cologne Central Mosque ©DITIB BUNDESVERBAND

The Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs is building a huge new mosque.

Central Mosque
Archaeological Zone ©Christina Kohnen

One of the most spectacular cultural projects in Cologne is now taking shape.

Archaeological Zone & Jewish Museum
Museum Schnütgen, St. Cäcilien ©St. Arendt LVR

One of the most important collections of medieval art presents itself in the former St. Cäcilien church.

Museum Schnütgen
Wallraf-Richartz-Museum ©Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud

The museum houses an extensive collection of paintings and sculptures.

Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Reisspeicher ©Martin Claßen, Arno Jansen

The ethnological museums invites to a journey through the world.


“Holy Cologne” is not restricted to just one of the world’s major religions; instead, it presents Cologne as a cosmopolitan city that is home to many religions and cultures. As a result, this city on the Rhine has a lot more to offer besides its Romanesque churches and its centre of pilgrimage, Cologne Cathedral. Its attractions include the...

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