Cologne is a city in Germany that is known for its stunning skyline and the famous Cologne Cathedral. During visiting my old school friend in Bonn, we made a detour to Cologne in Germany to explore its many sights. I was there already once when I was a teenager, but I think I didn’t see more than the cathedral at that time.
Of course, we had to start with the Cologne Cathedral. Located just 100 meters from the station, it’s hard to miss this incredible landmark. The cathedral is one of the most impressive Gothic structures in the world, with its stunning architecture and intricate details.
After visiting the cathedral, we explored the city and found ourselves in the crowded pedestrian zone. It was nice, but we wanted something a bit quieter and more peaceful. So we wandered down some smaller streets until we reached the river, Rhine.
The view of the Cologne skyline from the river is truly breathtaking, especially during sunset. The city is home to many beautiful bridges that span the Rhine, including the Hohenzollern Bridge and the Deutzer Bridge. These bridges are not only functional but also add to the beauty of the city’s skyline.
Overall, Cologne is a city that should not be missed. Whether you’re interested in history, art, or want to take in the stunning skyline, there’s something for everyone.
Camera: Canon EOS 500D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm @ 18mm
Exposures: 3 (-2, 0, +2)
Exposure time (middle): 1/30s
Tripod: Manfrotto 190CXPRO4
Date: Taken in October 2012
Location: At the Rhine riverbanks opposite of the Cologne Cathedral
Software: Lightroom 5.4, Photoshop CC, Photomatix Pro, NIK Define 2, NIK Color Efex Pro 4, NIK Sharpener Pro 3
The Cologne Cathedral is part of the UNESCO World Heritage
The Cologne Cathedral, completed 1880, is part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 1996.
» UNESCO Description of the World Heritage: Cologne Cathedral
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» Cologne Cathedral: Opening Hours
» More information: Cologne.de