The Cologne Cathedral, the largest Gothic church in northern Europe and a World Heritage Site since 1996, is located in the heart of Cologne, a city of one million inhabitants in western Germany. Some 150 m from the Cologne central train station and 350 m from the Rhine River, one of the busiest waterways in Europe, and right next to a busy street and a high‐use parking garage, it receives manifold ground motions of anthropogenic origin. However, when the constant daily stream of tourists, about six million annually, ceases in the evening hours after the church is closed to the...

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