Feng Shui of Cologne Cathedral, Germany


The Cologne Cathedral Roman Catholic church is located in Cologne, Germany. It was recognized as an UNESCO site in 1996. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne (currently Cardinal Joachim Meisner), and is under the administration of the Archdiocese of Cologne. It is renowned as a monument of Christianity, of German Catholicism in particular, of Gothic architecture and of the continuing faith and perseverance of the people of the city in which it stands. It is dedicated to Saint Peter and the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is 144.5 metres long, 86.5 m wide and its towers are approximately 157 m tall. The cathedral is one of the world’s largest churches and the largest Gothic church in Northern Europe. For four years, 1880-84, it was the tallest structure in the world. It has the second-tallest church spires, only surpassed by the single spire of Ulm Minster, completed 10 years later in 1890. Because of its enormous twin spires, it also presents the largest façade of any church in the world.


Master Tham took the opportunity to pay this fabulous church a visit when he went to Germany to investigate Feng Shui there.

The church was built in a good spot and ideal location where good Chi flow is present. The church becomes like a magnet, attracting fame, wealth and influence from everywhere and all directions. Because of the correct Feng Shui position, the church brings luck to the residents there as well as bringing economic growth to the city. More over, the church managed to bring fame and strong influence to the city.


The great twin spires of this magnificent building are like two lions guarding the city. Because the twin spires were built in a suitable location and its background properties is good, it has good Feng Shui. Master Tham said, ‘The fate of a man was destined when he was born but the fate of a building was destined to be either good or bad when it was built on a particular location.’ The great twin spires represent two lions that guard the church. The effects of these lions were clearly seen during the World War II. During the World War II, Cologne was bombed and severely hit by aerial bombs for more than seventy times. However, it did not collapse but stood tall and steady. The great twin spires that metaphorically known as ‘Lions’ managed to protect the building from harm. It is not possible for any building as tall as 157 metres to resist seventy hits of aerial bombardment unless it has great Feng Shui that protects it. The great twin spires with its exterior properties that looks like two lions will look after the entire town of Cologne. Master Tham said ‘The location of the Church is good and it brings harmony to all the residents there. Chinese people do believe in Feng Shui. During the ancient times, when there is a good and correct location with good feng shui properties, a house built at that particular location will bring wealth, prosperity, fame, good health and tremendous good luck to the occupants of the house. However, if a temple or church was built at that particular location, the entire village or city will benefit from it.’


Master Tham also entered church to investigate its interior properties. The church’s location is facing the South. When the church was viewed from the sky, it looks like a cross shape. The cross shape signifies stability and beauty. The church’s Feng Shui is able to trap the wind (Feng in Mandarin) and water (Shui in Mandarin). Therefore, it is like a safety box that attracts and stores jewelries. There are a lot of treasures and valuable antiques and items in the basement of the church such as jewelries and Jewish tablets. In Feng Shui, the Yin and Yang have to be balanced, then only the Feng Shui of the building can be harmonized. The sparkling bright treasures and antiques have Yang properties and they gave out the Yang Aura. There was also a famous sarcophagus named ‘Shrine of The Three Kings’ that is traditionally believed to hold the remains of the Three Wise Men whose bones and 2000-year-old clothes were discovered at the opening of the shrine in 1864. The famous sarcophagus has Yin Properties which is dull and dark. Thus, these Yin auras from the sarcophagus and Yang aura from the jewelries and treasures balanced each other and thus, creating a harmonized Feng Shui effect.


According to history, despite heavy bombings during the World War II, the Church still stands today. However, as years passed by, the bricks of the building become even stronger. Renovations were done after 1948. The church celebrated its 700 year anniversary in 1998.

Master Tham said that the history of the Cologne Cathedral is very good and every Sunday, there will be a lot of people who will visit this church for their prayers. Because of this church, people from all over the world visited Cologne. This is the reason why Feng Shui is very important. The church became a famous place for infant baptism in Germany.

Master Tham is the first International Feng Shui Master who likes to travel around the World to investigate the Feng Shui of various interesting buildings and places. He also enjoys art and heritage of all cultures.
There are a lot of colorful windows in the church. These windows play an important role in Feng Shui for the Church. The church was huge and filled with dim lights inside and thus, full of Yin energy. Too much of dimness (Yin energy) is not good. However, the windows with its colorful colors allow the beams of light to pass into the church. The beams of light that pass through the windows bring positive Yang energy into the church. The Yang energy was further intensified by the rainbow colors of the windows. Thus, the Yin and Yang harmonizes each other.


Master Tham said that not all twin towers are good Feng Shui unless it is located in a correct position as in according to advised by the Chinese Luopun and have to in combatible with various factors and needed to be harmonized with other good Feng Shui energies. Feng Shui is different for all places and it needs to take a lot of other factors like its background into consideration before determining whether it is good or not. However it is a good coincident the twin towers of the church is located perfectly which enhance good energies not only to the building itself but it radiant strong positive energies to its surrounding areas as well.


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