Cologne - Then and Now in one picture (1)
Cologne, the days around March 06, 1945. Photos taken at this days compared with photos taken today. In one picture ...
- Cologne in general
- Advance from Gladbacher Straße to the Cathedral
- Advance from Venloer Straße to the Cathedral
View from south tower of the Cologne Cathedral.
Park in the old town, church Gross St. Martin and the house on the right side, Stapelhaus.
The Cathedral, view from Hohenzollernbrücke
The building of the Deutsche Arbeitsfront, today social court. People are waiting for their transport bus on March 7, 1945. Photo 1945 by Johnny Florea.
Intersection Marzellenstraße / Bahnhofstraße / An den Dominikanern on March 07. 1945. In background church St. Andreas, on the street a dead German soldier. Photo 1945 by Johnny Florea.
Cologne panorama. Left side the destroyed bridge Hindenburgbrücke.
The destroyed bridge Hindenburgbrücke.
US soldier on Trankgasse in front of the Cologne Cathedral. The sign was warning "tourists". The Cologne parts on the other side of Rhine river were still in German hands.
The Cologne Cathedral, northern side, looking from the square in front of the central station.
View from street Burgmauer.
Another view from street Burgmauer.
Next to the house of the Deutsche Arbeitsfront.
In front of the house of the Deutsche Arbeitsfront, again the people waiting for their removal. Today people are waiting for the start of their shopping tour
Street Gereonstraße, soldiers walking along the street.
The destroyed bridge Hohenzollernbrücke.
Church St. Ursula.
Fortunately only a photomontage - concerning the cathedral which wasn't destroyed in reality. At the end of WWII, after all the bombings, it could also have looked like this ....