An Interesting Weekend in Cologne Cathedral

A site that attracted the attention of world travelers of a work of art of the most important medieval in Europe Goldsmith era with the towers and antennas towering up to 1,574 m, becomes the world heritage site by UNESCO. Travelers arriving from various countries, they are also a wide range of ages across generations.

We immediately felt the crowds of tourists, ranging from children, teens and their parents who reach the level of an average of 20,000 visits per day. They continue to turn towards its towering buildings, became one of the traces of Roman civilization since the 13th century.

Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) is one of the world heritage by UNESCO standards, to the category of cultural heritage and spiritual history in Europe. At the request of City of Cologne, the cathedral officially became a world heritage in 1996.

The building is also known as the Cathedral of Peter as a dedication to the Archbishop of Cologne, although the air around the building is wrapped in a protective layer of translucent net feels very cold with temperatures around forty eight degrees Fahrenheit, visitors can still enjoy the atmosphere around the building.

Traveling trips that bring reflection to a long history of European nations religiosity, a symbol of the tenacity of the human race not easily despair. As if to give the question to the visitors. The faint tinkling bell sounds, as many as eleven church bells, four of which came from the middle ages.

The first bell is Dreikoenigsglocke weighing 3.8 tons, is also called by the name of the Bell of Three Kings, created in 1418, and installed in 1437. Another bells can be found on different sides of the building, Pretiosa, 10.5 tons and the Speciosa, 5.6 tons installed in 1448 and remains in place to this day.

Gothic style building that is still used as a place of daily worship and Sunday worship mass.

(Source Kompas, I Rinaldi - travelKompas, Destriyana - Merdeka, W Sjahran - Cologne /Images W Sjahran)


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