For some reason I love churches – I think it’s the way that nearly all of them are unique and built for such a purpose. There’s so much history in the building and although I’m not religious, I love the way the church can mean so much for so many people. Plus, they’re nearly always really pretty buildings!
So when we were in Cologne, we’d just visited the cathedral (amazing!) and saw on the map that there were a number of other churches in the city. I thought it’d be fun to check them out on the walk back to the hotel, and we stumbled upon this one in some of the back roads, away from the tourist traps. At first I thought we couldn’t go in as there was a big gate out front, but I just popped my head in and saw the courtyard of the church.
We didn’t go in as it looked like a very local church and I didn’t want to disturb anyone who had gone there to have a private moment, away from tourists. But the architecture of the church was as stunning as I’d hoped, and I love that over time they’ve built houses and other buildings close to and sometimes attached to the churches, which I think gives them a real part of the community feel.