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Gargoyle

Photo: © Dombauarchiv Köln, A. Wolff

Gargoyles were attached to the gutters on Gothic cathedrals in order to divert rain water as far away from the building as possible. The gargoyles on Cologne Cathedral are particularly imaginative: the exterior of the cathedral is dotted with gargoyles in the shape of devils, animals, and demonic chimeras.

Kulturstiftung Kölner Dom Das Generationenprojekt 11.000 Sterne für den Kölner Dom ZENTRAL-DOMBAU-VEREIN ZU KÖLN VON 1842 DOMKLOSTER 4