Lucky enough to have two days off in Germany, I rented a car, and traveled up to Cologne, Germany, the fourth largest city in Germany. Home to an incredible amount of museums and galleries, it also is home to the Calogne Cathedral, a Roman Catholic church originating in the 13th century. A couple side notes: 1) I wish I had my wide angle lens to get the entire church in one picture - it was massive! 2) You can see scaffolding in a few of the pictures - ever since construction began, more has been added and the old has been continuously upgraded/restored to maintain it.
The interior was equally as amazing as the exterior, with the incredible stained glass windows and enormously tall ceilings, rugs, pipe organs, and mosaics.
We were also able to hike up one of the towers - more than 500 ft tall. At the top were a pretty spectacular view of the city as well as seven very large bells!