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Within the Dom

The Shrine is really beautiful and is situated within the Dom. Besides the Shrine there are very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Thetford, United Kingdom
Artistically Impressive

This shrine, located opposite the main entrance to the cathedral, is said to contain the bones of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kalispell, Montana
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Domplatte, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Shrine is really beautiful and is situated within the Dom. Besides the Shrine there are very many other items of interest here.

1  Thank RobButler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This shrine, located opposite the main entrance to the cathedral, is said to contain the bones of the Three Wise Men who visited Jesus at his birth. No matter what one believes (or does not believe), this shrine and the cathedral have drawn millions to...More

1  Thank MontanaTraveler643
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having strolled round the Cathedral which is very imposing we saw the very ornate casket said to house the bones of the Three Wise Men. It is worth a visit into the Catgedral for this fact alone!

Thank Rojen6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently visited Cologne on an excursion with Viking Cruises. Our guide, Christian, explained the significance of the shrine and we went back after our tour to see it up close for ourselves. While not everyone believes that it actually holds the bones of the...More

Thank Beth M
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

The highlight of the Cathedral. The relic of the three wiseman that were bright to Cologne during the medieval times.

Thank RobertSofSC
Reviewed 13 September 2018

The shrine is inside the Cathedral. It houses the bones of the 3 wise men (supposedly) brought back from the middle east at the time of the crusades. The Cathedral was built specifically to house these relics.

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 7 September 2018

The shrine of the Three Kings is located in the Cologne Cathedral. You are not able to get near to it. Even so, it is still amazing to see.

Thank Alexander N
Reviewed 26 August 2018

This is really an amazing piece. Wish I had had time to do a tour where my understanding is you get to see it close up, but you can see it just fine from the back of the cathedral. Dont accidentally miss it, I almost...More

1  Thank urbanhikerdave
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Whether or not you believe in Jesus, or even if you don’t believe these to be the true remains of the magi, they are still worth a visit. The shrine itself is beautiful too, gold with ornate carvings all around. The cathedral is peaceful and...More

2  Thank juliaandadam123
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We found out about the story of how the three kings made their way to Jesus and that made our experience so much more interesting here.

1  Thank Bkkyyz
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Response from Dean M | Reviewed this property |
The Shrine of the Three Kings is the large golden box behind the high altar in the cologne Cathedral. As such, there of course is no admission fee, and the hours are the cathedral hours.