On February 8, 2017 some new security measures were decided upon.

Our visitors’ safety is one of our biggest concerns. That’s why we review and modify the rules on a regular basis. For this we keep a close and regular exchange with the police and hope for the people’s understanding.

The Domschweizer (beadles) and responsible staff of Cologne Cathedral always keep an eye on the cathedral’s visitors security. In individual cases we reserve the right to do bag and pocket checks.  

Within the cathedral, big pieces of luggage, travel bags and backpacks are strictly prohibited. On the lines of security regulations in aviation, hand luggage (hand bags, small backpacks and small trolley suitcases) is allowed. Taking your own seating (e.g. folding chairs) into the cathedral is not allowed. Besides our own staff, additional security staff will be surveilling the cathedral.