At 157.38 metres tall, Cologne Cathedral, officially known as the High Cathedral of Saints Peter and Mary, is the third-tallest church building in the world and the second tallest in Europe. Cologne Cathedral became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. Cologne Cathedral is one of the largest Gothic-style cathedrals in the world. Building work on Cologne Cathedral began in the 13th century, however the cathedral was only completed in the 19th centre after a century-long break, meaning its architecture is Gothic and neo-Gothic in style. The cathedral is situated around 250 metres from the Rhine on the former northern Roman city border, and is in direct proximity to the central train station, Hohenzollern Bridge, Ludwig Museum and the Roman-Germanic Museum.
Distance from the Insel Hotel: 1.9 kilometres