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 COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Peter Allenbacher (ARTE)