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The handmade masterpiece of medieval architecture becomes a masterpiece of digital art (NFT)
Be a part of this pioneer project! The Cologne Cathedral is the first world heritage site whose digital image is available for sale, thus opening up new possibilities worldwide to gain access to historical buildings.
The proceeds go towards the preservation of the Cologne Cathedral (7-8 million Euros/ year).
For us, the appearance of the cathedral is a matter of course. In 1248, it was a vision to create the impossible, and to this day, it remains a new challenge every year for … workers to maintain its looks.
In return for your support, we want to offer you something unique that you can also profit from. The Cologne Cathedral, the first historical building to be digitally accessible, strictly limited (1:1), and you will become a part of its history! As the owner of a digital part of this world heritage site, you will have access to exclusive benefits and will have several packages with additional services to choose from. Choose your desired part of the cathedral (20 x 20 cm) and through blockchain technology, you will be recorded in a digital land register. This way, you are proven to be the exclusive owner.
1. Simply choose your favorite section from our NFT selection.
3. Purchase your DOME-NFT easily.
n addition to the DOME NFT Pure package, which is only suitable for people with NFT experience, we offer the following complete solutions. For example, you have the option to order a certificate in the form of a high-quality aluminum Dibond image (Silver, Gold package), and with the included coordinates, you can personally see your piece at the cathedral. The following packages are available to choose from
Digital image of the Cologne Cathedral on a high-quality USB stick with engraving and ID number. Includes encrypted wallet.
USB-Stick with wallet, 295,-€
Print on Hahnemühle Fine Art paper in 20 x 20 centimeters on aluminum dibond.
Signatures of Sulpiz Boisserée and Carsten Sander.
Personalized certification number.
Engraved USB stick with encrypted wallet.
USB-Stick + print, 345,-€
Print on Hahnemühle Fine Art paper in 20 x 20 centimeters on aluminum dibond. Signatures of Sulpiz Boisserée and Carsten Sander.
Own certification number. Engraved USB stick with encrypted wallet.
Limited miniature cathedral – only authentic in DOME COLOGNE NFT look!
USB-Stick + print + miniature dome, 495,-€
Choose a piece of history on the NFT map!
Just take a look at our NFT map – where you can choose your digital piece of the dome.
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What is a NFT?
A non-fungible token (NFT) is a unique file whose ownership is documented on the blockchain (like a „digital land register“).
What is blockchain technology?
A blockchain is a kind of digital land register where property rights can be assigned. It ensures the traceability of related transactions.
The Blockchain is decentralized and therefore not connected to states or banks; however, it is still stored with the highest security standards over a global computer network.
There is no such thing as „the“ one blockchain. The Ethereum blockchain, for example, documents every transaction using the cryptocurrency Ether. With the combination of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, assets can be transferred online without the need for an intermediary such as a bank or lending company.
What is Polygon?
Matic is a cryptocurrency, which is a digital currency used through a cryptographically secured payment system. Your transactions are recorded in the Polygon blockchain.
What does ,,minting" mean?
The term „minting“ comes from real-world coin production. In the crypto context, minting refers to the process of creating tokens from digital assets. The tokens are then registered, so to speak, and the digital art becomes part of the blockchain. As a result, they are immutable, tamper-proof, and can be circulated after this process.
How do I get my DOME-NFT (digital purchase)?
If you already have a Wallet, then you can simply jump to OpenSea, the largest trading platform for NFT art, via Pixelmap and buy the image you want.
How do I get my DOME-NFT BRONZE, SILVER or GOLD
Choose your DOME NFT in our NFTMAP, choose between DOME NFT BRONZE, SILVER or GOLD and we will send it to you.
Can I buy my DOME NFT using cryptocurrencies only?
The pure DOME NFT PURE is only available through the use of the cryptocurrency Ethereum. The DOME NFT BRONZE, SILVER (+print) or GOLD (+print + miniture dome ) offers can be easily paid via bank transfer.
What do I get when I buy a DOME NFT?
You get a digital asset and the rights to use it. Blockchain technology provides protection for these rights. You will also be granted a right of first refusal (including a reminder) for future NFT drops from DOME COLOGNE NFT.
You will receive a 12 month membership to the Central Dome Building Association for this purpose, which can be renewed after 12 month. It will also be possible to order a high quality Alu-Dibond print in 20×20 centimeters or a GOLD collectors box including a miniture dome.
How do I get a wallet?
A wallet can be easily created for free in three steps:
What is a wallet?
Wallets are digital wallets that you can use to track your digital possessions as well as receive or send payments. Unlike a physical wallet, neither your property nor your cryptocurrency holdings reside in the wallet. Both remain on the blockchain – the wallet is your gateway to interact.
NFT as a gift
Give away a piece of the DOME
The DOME-NFT is perfect as a gift! You can easily get a DOME-NFT including password on a USB stick or as a printout and give both as a gift. Just choose the right NFT from our Pixelmap!
Buy in the store
In the KoelnTourismus Shop you can buy a selection of NFT on USB and as a print during normal opening hours.
Tel: +49 (0) 221 346 43 0
KölnShop: Souvenirs & Cologne gifts
What is meant by an ,,NFT drop"?
By an NFT drop is meant the publication of an NFT project. This refers to a date, time and price. The drop is also the time that marks the start of the sale.
How expensive will an NFT be?
The DOME NFT BRONZE is available for 295,- Euro.
The additional DOME NFT SILVER orderable high quality print in Alu-Dibond costs additional 50,- Euro – so in total 345,- Euro.
In the „Dombauhütte“ traditional craftsmanship and the most modern techniques are used to preserve and restore the Dome Cologne.
In the land register of the city of Cologne, the owner of the Cologne Cathedral is: the High Cathedral Church of Cologne. The cathedral belongs to itself.
Each year, the ZDV raises about 60 percent of the costs for maintaining the cathedral. This contribution is put at the disposal of the „Dombauhütte“
By purchasing a DOME-NFT, you are entitled to a one-year membership in the ZDV! This gives you access to a range of benefits related to the Dom.
To take advantage of the benefits, fill out the ZDV contact form and you will receive your benefits by email.
Preemptive right including reminders of upcoming drops
One free admission to the Cathedral Treasury*
A voucher for a tower ascent*
A digital copy of the ZDV yearbook*
*included in ZDV membership
After the twelve-month period, the ZDV will contact you to see if you want to continue supporting the preservation of the Dom through membership. Membership will not be automatically renewed.