The Dom is a Roman Catholic cathedral and it took 800 years to build. Construction started in 1248 and ended in 1880. Well, there was a break in there from 1473 to the 1840s.
It's a very impressive structure. At one point, it was the tallest building in the world at 516 feet. The Washington Monument took that title from it in 1884.
|So tall I couldn't get it all in the picture.|
(I could have if I had walked further away but my ankles told me not to try it.)
|Look at all the carving work!|
|One of the entrance doors.|
|The main entrance with a bunch of Saints (I'm assuming) watching it.|
|These were close to life size from the perspective I saw them.|
|You can't be called the "Hight Cathedral of Saints Peter and Mary" without Mary being there.|
|There was an incredible amount of stained glass work.|
|The columns were HUGE!|
The church was built to house the reliquary (a word I cannot successfully pronounce for some reason) of the Three Kings. Yeah, the dudes who visited Baby Jesus. Their actual bones are supposed to be in the church.
|The Shrine of the Three Kings - fancy structure to store some bones.|
|Hanging at the portal, thinking about all the Romans who'd been through there.|
|Layout of the Roman gate throughout the area.|
|Random sign on the ground - oh, those funny Germans!|