Construction of Cologne Cathedral began in 1248 in Cologne Germany and took, with interruptions, until 1880 to complete.
|This is a picture of the unfinished Cathedral in 1856|
The cathedral is one of the world's largest churches. It is 144.5 metres long, 86.5 m wide and its towers are approximately 157 m tall.
The ground plan is in the shape of a Latin Cross, as is usual with Gothic cathedrals. It has two aisles on either side, which help to support one of the very highest Gothic vaults in the world.