Photos from the top of the Cologne Cathedral (Der Kölner Dom)
As you might expect, I took a lot of pictures of the Cologne Cathedral but I’m waiting until I return home to process them before posting. This is mainly because I took a lot of shots in HDR and don’t have the software to process them on my laptop.
It was interesting getting to the bell tower section of the spire and then even further up to just below the peak which is 157.4 meters or 518 feet. What they didn’t say when I bought a ticket is that you have to climb a very narrow and steep spiral staircase to get to there. The bell tower is at about 400 feet and by the time you get there, you are very tired. I was loaded down with a backpack containing my camera gear, laptop, a Microsoft Surface, and several other items. I got a workout! I will post the pictures I took inside the tower soon. For now, here are some pictures of Rhine river and surrounding city.