cologne - The Cologne Cathedral tackles with urinating. During Carnival days fences will be put down at the imposing house of worship to prevent drunken revelers standing waters at historic facade.
Thursday (the eleventh of the eleventh) was again quite hit and portals and niches of the Cathedral were visited by drunken carnival goers. " We have to protect the portals ", sighed the chief external affairs of the Dom Gerd Bachner in local media. " It is not only a contamination of the medieval portals but also an outrageous disrespect for the high Dom. "
The prayer house next to Cologne's central station is at other times, a popular object for vandals. So they regularly throw empty beer bottles over the fence to the main entrance with precious sculptures is under permanent protection.