The Cologne Central Mosque
The Cologne Central Mosque

The Cologne Central Mosque

The Cologne Central Mosque
  • The Cologne Central Mosque is a building commissioned by German Muslims of the Organization DİTİB (The Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs) for a large, representative Zentralmoschee (central Musjid) in Cologne, Germany. This Musjid was inaugurated by Turkish President Erdogan. After controversy, the project won the approval of Cologne’s city council.

     

  • The construction of the Musjid faced some controversy and opposition by the far-right activist group Pro Cologne, fearing it would empower the Muslims in what they deemed a “Christian City”. Despite protests and opposition, on August 28, 2008, the Cologne City Council voted to approve the construction of the Musjid.

     

  • The Musjid is built in the Ottoman architecture style. It has a main hall of 36.5 meter, and two 55-meter-high minarets. The Musjid has the bazaar and entrance on the ground floor, lecture halls in the basement, the prayer area on the upper floor and includes a Muslim library.

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