A Southern View of the Cathedral of Cologne in Germany
Illustration of the southern side of the Cathedral of Cologne. Construction on the cathedral was begun in 1248 and it was meant to be a place to hold the reliquary of the Three Kings. The cathedral was not completed until the 19th century. Its Gothic architecture is based largely on the Amiens Cathedral. From the view, the cathedral’s enormous Germanic spires are visible.
KeywordsGermany, catholic, architecture, cathedral, church, gothic, medieval, domes, Germanic, Reliquary, three kings, unfinished, spires, cologne, flying buttresses, Latin cross, visual vaults
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