Cologne Cathedral

the French cathedral on the Rhine

Cologne Cathedral: a landmark, a World Heritage Site, a building of superlatives – and not just because it took over 600 years to complete. It has been captivating people since the Middle Ages, and with 6 million visitors it is Germany’s biggest tourist magnet. Once the tallest building in the world, its richly decorated façade is still unsurpassed today. Gothic architecture at its best – and a reflection of the changing Franco-German relationship.

WRITER: Martin Carazo     DIRECTOR: Leonard Claus     CAMERA: Leo Adass    EDITOR: Marie Wilbers     SOUND: Guy Mertin    NARRATOR: Simon Roden      COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Peter Allenbacher (ARTE)