Photographer's Note

This is a view of the nave of Bonn Cathedral.
The antecessor of this collegiate church was a roman necropolis of the second century, which was replaced in the 6th century by a hall which already was used as a church. It was built amongst others out of the rests of the roman altar building. At the end of the 7th century this place was linked with the legend of the martyrs Cassius and Florentius.

The today's church was built in the 11th century and it was inaugurated in 1153. The building implies Romanesque and Gothic elements but the interior decoration is ruled by baroque.
In 1956 the cathedral received the title "basilica minor".

If you click at "map view" at the left you can zoom down (+) to the cathedral. You can see it's steeple's shadow on the Cathedral Square in the middle of Bonn.

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