Cologne, the days around March 06, 1945. Photos taken at this days compared with photos taken today. In one picture ...
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. Photo old After the Battle.
Street Gereonstraße, soldiers walking along the street.
The destroyed bridge Hohenzollernbrücke. Photo by Bryan Allen / NARA
US soldier standing in Hohenzollernbridge. Old photo taken by Bryan Allen / NARA
View from Hohenzollenbridge, area what today is Rheingarten. Photo old Archiv Nachtsheim/Betz
The Cologne panorama. Photo old by Lt. Colonel Herbert Belin
Street Friesenstraße, near square Friesenplatz. Photo old NARA
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 ....
The way between Hohenzollernbridge and Cathedral. Photo old Bryan Allen / NARA
US soldier standing in the gateway, guarding access to the Hohenzollernbridge. Old photo Bryan Allen / NARA
Square Alter Markt with Jan von Werth monument. Photo old archive Henry Mace Cockburn
Street Herzogstraße, in background right the Disch-Haus. Photo old by Lt. Colonel Herbert Belin
Black marketeer at the Cologne Cathedral, in front of the building what today is the tourist office. Photo old archive Henry Mace Cockburn
Square Heumarkt with destroyed equestrian monument Friedrich Wilhelm III. . Photo old by Lt. Colonel Herbert Belin
Black marketeer at the Cologne Cathedral. Photo old archive Henry Mace Cockburn
Aerial photo Cologne. Photo old San Diego Air and Space Museum, Photo new f. ermert
Aerial photo Cologne. Photo old David Foster/James "Pop" Beadling, photo new f. ermert
Destroyed bridge Hindenburgbrücke, in background city district Deutz. Photo old archive Henry Mace Cockburn
Square Neumarkt, in background destroyed church St. Aposteln. Photo old NARA
The old opera at square Rudolfplatz. Photo old archive Henry Mace Cockburn
Street Cäcilienstraße, in background right Kaufhof building. Photo old NARA
Road construction on Hohenzollernring. Photo old archive Henry Mace Cockburn
Destroyed bridge Hindenburgbrücke. View from temporary McNair-Bridge. Photo old archive Henry Mace Cockburn
"Headquarters Military Government Regierungsbezirk Köln". Photo old archive Henry Mace Cockburn
Square Rudolfplatz. Photo old archive Henry Mace Cockburn
Streets Cäcilienstrasse und Pipinstrasse. Left side Kaufhof, in background the old market halls, where today the Maritim hotel is located. Right side ruins of church St. Maria im Kapitol. Photo old NARA
Pershing tank on street Christophstraße. Photo old Jim Bates, Pikes Peak Library District