Andrew Charles Tobin
Köln, die Domstadt: Cologne, the Cathedral City
Photo Author: Andrew Tobin, Cologne Cathedral at Night,
view from the Eastern Bank of the Rhine (Deutz)
taken March 12, 2011
Cologne has a long and rich history that dates back to the founding of the Roman colony Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippenensium, from which the modern city derives its name. Its strategic location on the Rhine has allowed the city to develop into the fourth most populous city in Germany, as well as an important center of culture and commerce in the European Union. The city is home to the largest Gothic church in northern Europe, “der Kölner Dom,” an imposing structure that took an astounding 600 years to complete. Cologne Cathedral has served as an inspiration to many over the past eight centuries and continues to impress thousands of tourists and scholars every day. This project will chronicle the history of the Cologne Cathedral’s construction and its implications on German and European history, as well as its influence to the identity of modern-day Cologne, a city that has been affectionately dubbed “Die Domstadt.”
Slideshow coming son