On this day Cologne Cathedral was resumed

‪On this day‬, after being paused for 284 years, the work on magnificent Cologne Cathedral was resumed. It implied the original design of the surviving medieval plans and drawings, but utilizing more modern construction techniques, including iron roof girders. For better understanding of the cathedral’s style and peculiarities – read our article on Gothic art

Let us remind that Cologne Cathedral was probably one of the most long-going building projects in history – it was began in 1248 and was halted in 1473, leaving the monument unfinished. Finally, after restart in 1842, the cathedral was completed in 1880. It is 144.5 m long, 86.25 m wide. It’s is the largest Gothic church in Northern Europe. Let’s have a little travel and enjoy some photos of the Cathedral’s sculptural décor!

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