Checked content

File:Cologne - Panoramic Image of the old town at dusk.jpg

Quality picture

Wikimedia CommonsWikipedia

This is a featured picture on Wikimedia Commons ( Featured pictures) and is considered one of the finest images.
This is a Quality image and is considered to meet the Quality image guidelines.

Cscr-featured.svgSound-icon-empty.svgThis is a featured picture on the English language Wikipedia ( Featured pictures) and is considered one of the finest images.
Cscr-featured.svgSound-icon-empty.svgThis is a featured picture on the Persian language Wikipedia ( نگاره‌های برگزیده) and is considered one of the finest images.

If you have an image of similar quality that can be published under a suitable copyright license, be sure to upload it, tag it, and nominate it.

Picture of the day

This image was selected as picture of the day on Wikimedia Commons for 27 March 2010. It was captioned as follows:

English: Panoramic view of the old town of Cologne, Germany taken from the other side of the river Rhine


Català: Vista panoràmica de la ciutat vella de Colònia presa des de l'altra banda del Rin
Deutsch: Panorama-Aufnahme des Kölner Altstadtufers bei Abenddämmerung (gegen 21:58 Uhr) von der anderen Rheinseite aus. Von links nach rechts kann man das ehemalige Lufthansa-Gebäude, die Deutzer Brücke, die Kirche Groß St. Martin, den Kölner Dom, das Museum Ludwig, den Kölner Fernsehturm Colonius, die Hohenzollernbrücke und die blauen Lichter und Reflektionen des Musical Dome erkennen. Fünf Bilder wurden jeweils mit 3 unterschiedlichen Belichtungszeiten aufgenommen (insgesamt 15 Bilder) und zusammengefügt. Das daraus entstandene 32bit HDRI wurde in ein 8bit LDRI konvertiert. Benutzt wurde eine Canon EOS 1000D und ein 18-55mm Objektiv mit einer Blende von 5,6.
English: Panoramic view of the old town of Cologne ( North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) taken from the other side of the river Rhine at dusk (09:58pm). You can see (from left to right) the former Lufthansa corporate headquarters, the Deutzer bridge, Great St. Martin Church, Cologne Cathedral, Museum Ludwig, the Cologne telecommunications tower Colonius, the Hohenzollern bridge and the blue lights and reflections of the Cologne Musical Dome.Five images with 3 exposures each (15 images in total) were merged together. The resulting 32bit HDRI was converted to an 8bit LDRI. Images were taken with a Canon EOS 1000D (EOS Digital Rebel XS or EOS Kiss F) and 18-55mm lens at f/5.6.
Français : Vue panoramique de la vieille ville de Cologne, en ( Rhénanie-du-Nord-Westphalie ( Allemagne), prise depuis l'autre rive du Rhin au crépuscule (21h58). On peut voir (de gauche à droite) l'ancien siège social de la Lufthansa, le pont de Deutz, l' église Saint-Martin de Cologne, la Cathédrale de Cologne, le Musée Ludwig, la tour des télécommunications de Cologne, le Pont des Hohenzollern et les lumières et reflets bleus du Musical Dome. Image panoramique obtenue en assemblant 15 images (5 cadrages × 3 expositions) prises avec un appareil Canon EOS 1000D équipé d'un objectif 18-55mm réglé sur f/5.6.
Date 20 March 2009
Source Own work
Author Ahgee

Camera location

50° 56′ 20.51″ N, 6° 58′ 6.32″ E

This and other images at their locations on: Google Maps - Google Earth - OpenStreetMap ( Info)
Camera Model Canon EOS 1000D
Shutter speed varied
Aperture f5.6
Film speed (ISO) 100
Lens Canon 18-55mm AF
Focal length 18 mm
Film digital


I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following license:
w:en:Creative Commons
attribution share alike
This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
You are free:
  • to share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work
  • to remix – to adapt the work
Under the following conditions:
  • attribution – You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
  • share alike – If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.

Annotations This image is annotated: View the annotations at Commons
The following pages on Schools Wikipedia link to this image (list may be incomplete):


The best way to learn

SOS Children's Villages aims to make Wikipedia suitable for young learners. SOS Children is there for the children in our care until they are ready for independence. There are many ways to help with SOS Children.