We decided to cross the river to take shots from the sunset and the skyline of cologne. But the bridge also offered some interesting views. This one is taken just before sunset when the sky just started to get more colorful.
Kranhaus – that means something like harbor crane houses, and I think the source of the name is obvious. When I came to Cologne, those new opened houses where on top of my list of places to visit. I completely adore that modern architecture and would love to have an office in such place.
Yesterday I showed you the Art museum of the Archdiocese of Cologne (Kunstmuseum des Erzbistums Köln) from outside, today I show you what it’s hiding inside. You can actually see inside of the museum from outside on the street. That’s where this shot was taken. The new museum was built on the ruins of the late Gothic parish church of St. Kolumba. As we couldn’t visit the museum I can’t explain exactly what you see here, but my guess is, that it is those ruins.
My girlfriend and had one day to visit Cologne. After visiting the Cathedral we continued to walk to the town center, but the huge crowds of people made us rethink and take smaller streets. And that’s how we found this strange building. On the one hand completely modern, on the other hand something very ancient. I had to take the photo and find out more about that. Read more!
The Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) is part of the UNESCO World Heritage and is the biggest Gothic cathedral in the world. The building process started in 1248 and was completed in 1880. No landmark in Germany is visited as often as the Cologne Cathedral, I guess that’s also due to the fact that the Cologne Central Station is located right next to it, so that you can visit the Cathedral even when you only have an hour to spend in Cologne. On the photo you see the cross on the eastern side of the Cologne Cathedral. More information on the photo!