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Sunday, 8 June 2014


Cologne was founded by the Romans in the year 50AD, but before that, it was a Roman castle ("castellum") and a town with inhabitants of the local German tribe named Ubier at least for 100 years

The Cologne Cathedral is the largest cathedral in northern Europe. Built in the Gothic style, it was begun in 1248 on the site of an older church. Construction was completed on August 14, 1880, 632 years after it had begun. For the next four years, it was the tallest structure in the world.

Cologne Cathedral is Germany's most visited landmark.

The cathedral from the south by Velvet - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Commons - 

Eau de Cologne, a mildly perfumed toilet water, has been made in Cologne since 1709.

An eau de cologne by Farina (1709)

One of the first bombing missions was in early October 1914 when  British planes, taking off from Dunkirk, bombed Cologne railway station.

People in Cologne and nearby have their own language. They call it K├Âlsch. During carnival time it even appears on nationwide broadcasts.

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