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Opening hours

The Cologne Cathedral is the cathedral (Episcopal Church) of the Archdiocese of Cologne and is under the patronage of St. Peter. The cathedral was declared in 1996 by UNESCO World Heritage Site.
You are cordially invited to attend any of our Masses, devotions, choir performances, and organ recitals. The cathedral is also open for silent prayer and personal devotion. Please feel free to explore the cathedral on your own and at your own pace. Alternatively, you can take one of our guided tours. During daytime Masses and special evening events the cathedral is closed to tourists! Please note: during important events, it may be necessary to close off certain parts of the cathedral at short notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause.

Daily opening times
6.00 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. (November to April)
6.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. (May to October)
Please notice there are special opening hours on holydays

Opening times for tourists on Sundays and holidays
1 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

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Special opening hours

You are cordially invited to attend any of our Masses, devotions, choir performances, and organ recitals. The cathedral is also open for silent prayer and personal devotion. For special Events and during holy services a visit is not possible. Please notice there are special opening hours on holydays

Visiting hours during holydays:

13.00 - 16.30 hours

2016
01.11.2016 (Allerheiligen)
25.12.2016 (1. Weihnachtsfeiertag)
26.12. 2016 (2. Weihnachtsfeiertag)

2017
01.1.2017 (Neujahr)
06.1.2017 (Dreikönige)
14.4.2017 (Karfreitag) 11:30 – 14:00 Uhr
17.4.2017 (Ostermontag)
25.5.2017 (Christi Himmelfahrt)
5.6.2017 (Pfingstmontag)
15.6.2017 (Fronleichnam)
01.11.2017 (Allerheiligen)
25.12.2017 (1. Weihnachtsfeiertag)
26.12. 2017 (2. Weihnachtsfeiertag)

2018
01.01.2018 (Neujahr)
06.01.2018 (HI. Dreikönige)

A visit is not possible:

2016
24.12.2016 from 16.00 h
30. 12. 2016 till 13.00 h

2017
19. 01. 2017 till 10.30 h
21. 01. 2017 from 11 -14.00 h
28. 01. 2017 from 10.30- 12.30 h
23. 02. 2017
25. 02. 2017
26. 02. 2017
27. 03. 2017
12. 03. 2017
23. 06. 2017
24. 06. 2017
21. 09. 2017 Domwallfahrt
22. 09. 2017 Domwallfahrt
24. 09. 2017 Domwallfahrt
29. 11. 2017
11. 11. 2017
25. 11. 2017 bis 12.30 h


The Tower climb

The Tower climb

Opening hours:
January - February / 9:00 - 16:00 hours
March - April / 9:00 - 17:00 hours
May - September / 9:00 - 18:00 hours
October / 9:00 - 17:00 hours
November - December / 9:00 - 16:00 hours
The tower climb is closed: new year´s eve, "Weiberfastnacht", the weekend of "Karneval" including "Rosenmontag", 11. november, christmas eve, christmas day, silvester.

Admission charge:
Adults / EUR 4,00
Family-Card / EUR 8,00
reduced (schoolchildren, students, handicapped persons with passes) / EUR 2,00
combined entrance treasure chamber / tower / EUR 8,00
reduced combined entrance treasure chamber / tower / EUR 4,00
Family-Card: combined entrance treasure chamber / tower / EUR 16,00

(You will find the entrance of the tower outside the cathedral, next to the main entrance, on the right handside)

Tip:
Following a decision of the Metropolitan Chapter the bell cage stays shut on all Sundays and bank holidays until 12.30 hours. Visitors, who really want to hear the ringing of the bells can get in touch with the Dombauverwaltung, which offers special guided tours of the bells on working days. All visitors will be provided with professional ear protection, without which the visit would be damaging to their health.

The Treasure chamber

The Treasure chamber

Opening hours:
Monday - Sunday
January - December / 10:00 - 18:00 hours
The treasure chamber is closed: new year´s eve, "Weiberfastnacht", the weekend of "Karneval" including "Rosenmontag", 11. november, christmas eve, christmas day, silvester.

Adresse:
Domschatzkammer
Domkloster 4
50667 Köln

Admission charges
Adults/ EUR 6,00
reduced / EUR 3,00
family card (max. two adults with children) / EUR 12,00
combined entrance treasure chamber & tower / EUR 8,00
reduced / EUR 4,00
family card combined entrance treasure chamber & tower / EUR 16,00

Guided tours:
Tel.: +49 221 - 17940-303
Appointments: Monday - Friday / 10:00 - 13:00 hours
Monday - Thursday / 14:00 - 16:00 hours

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The Priest's office

The Priest's office

Opening hours:
Monday - Friday 9:00 - 12:00 hours
14:00 - 17:00 hours
except Wednesday afternoon

Address:
Dompfarramt
Domkloster 3
50667 Köln
Tel.: +49 221 - 17940-200
Fax: +49 221 - 17940-299
e-mail: mailto:pfarrbuero[at]dompfarramt-koeln[dot]de
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The Seat of the provost

The Seat of the provost

Opening hours:
Monday - Friday / 8:30 - 13:00 hours

Address:
Dompropstei
Margarethenkloster 5
50667 Köln
Tel.: +49 221 - 17940-100
Fax: +49 221 - 17940-199
e-mail: mailto:dompropstei[at]metropolitankapitel-koeln[dot]de
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