I have been to a Catholic church a few times because my dad’s family is Catholic. However, this is not how my home church is. We do not burn incest or do all the other proceedings of a Catholic church. However, it reminded me of the times I had been to a Catholic church, except that this mass was in German, and I was able to follow some parts of the service. I mostly liked the parts where the congregation and the choir sang.
I was a little bit overwhelmed that even before the mass ended, there were already tourists waiting to get into the church. I tried to imagine what the locals thought and how they felt about that. It also shows how important and big of a monument and tourist attraction the Köln Cathedral is to everyone: Germans and tourists.