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
NARA ist the source of the historical photos, except where other names are mentioned.
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. Photo old archive Bernhard Leich / Bernhard Hilger.
The Cathedral, view from Hohenzollernbrücke. Photo by Bryan Allen / NARA
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. Photo old by Lt. Colonel Herbert Belin
The destroyed bridge Hindenburgbrücke. Photo old by Lt. Colonel Herbert Belin
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. Photo by Bryan Allen / NARA
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. 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
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 ....
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