The High Cathedral of Saints Peter and Mary (Kölner Dom), the Hohenzollern Bridge (Hohenzollernbrücke) and the Kaiser Wilhelm II equestrian statue over Rhine (Rhein) riverbanks in Cologne (Köln), Germany
10-15-1880-This rededication of the Cologne Cathedral, whose final stage of building had begun decades earlier under Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm IV, was attended by Kaiser Wilhelm I and his wife, Kaiserin Augusta, both of whom can be seen at the center of this contemporary photograph. Considerable planning and effort must have gone into the construction of the visitors’ gallery. Multi-tiered seating was even provided for those dignitaries willing to perch on rooftops.
Cologne-On the western side of the Hohenzollernbrücke bridge is the only equestrian statue depicting Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859 – 1941). Wilhelm II was King of Prussia and the last German emperor, reigning from 1888 until the revolution of 1918. The equestrian statue of his father, Kaiser Friedrich III, is also on the western side of the bridge.