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Cologne: cathedral

Among all the churches the Cologne cathedral (start of construction in 1248) is the purest embodiment of a Gothic cathedral which was added in 1996 to the UNESCO World Heritage list. Its size is even enhanced by the enormous twin towers. Its impressive architecture holds a multitude of famous works of art, from colourful glass paintings, to the Gero Cross the oldest large-scale sculpture of the occident to the Sarcophagus of the Magi.