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The diagram above illustrates the arrangement of the bells in the belfry at Cologne Cathedral.

Each circle represents a different bell. Click on a circle to find out more about the relevant bell and to hear what it sounds like.

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Cathedral bells


St Peter’s bell, 1923

Gerhard Hoffs, the Archdiocese of Cologne’s bell expert, has painstakingly examined and catalogued the bells in all Catholic churches in the archdiocese. The bell logs, which he has prepared for the deanery of the archdiocese, note the size, weight, strike note, and inscriptions of every individual bell. These inventories are now available on the Internet (in German only) at

Listen to the bells

Order your audio CD of the bells in Cologne Cathedral from Verlag Kölner Dom at Verlag Kölner-Dom.