Thanks for the reply! It looks like part of the aerial survey to document German cities from above as/before they were getting destroyed in the war. I've categorized tens of thousands of photos of pre-war German cities & towns in an effort to recreate as clear a picture as possible as to what they looked like before the ruination of war and Modernism. I'm pretty sure the three aerials of that church were mis-labeled as Muenster and are from another town/city.I'm sorry I cannot help much. I think your best bet would be fo find out which survey those pictures were taken for, and trying to get the list of cities involved in it. I'm guessing it's part of the same photoset as other aerial photos of German cities (Berlin, Dresden, Schneidemühl, etc.) which can be found in Bildindex, taken around the same time (1940-1942), as part of the same project.
I say so because, for example, the same page contains another set of pictures taken as part of a specific task (I'm takling about that wonderful set of colour shots of interiors, which include the Ordenspalais, the Berliner Stadtschloss and the Potsdamer Stadtschloss, among others, taking as part of a state effort around 1944 to document artworks in danger because of the war).
Horrible view today. Everything you can make wrong in urban planning/architecture Cologne had made it between the 50's and 70's. And as a result you can walk through one of Europe's ugliest cities. Apart from some nice streets in newer quarters (Friesisches Viertel, Belgisches Viertel) (Belle Epoque) you'll only see dirt, crime (Ebertplatz, Domtreppen) and one architectural disaster after an other.
Cologne is one ugly city, you simply can’t deny it. I wish Cologne would be more invested in allowing projects with new traditional architecture to replace blocks of outdated and dilapidated “modern” architecture.I think you guys are too harsh on Cologne. Ugly is not an appropriate word in my opinion. Cologne to any casual observer unaware of how it looked prior to WWII is certainly not ugly. I found the city to be fun and lively and kinda cosmopolitan. Yes, it does not have the historical beauty of many other European cities, but ugly is not fair I think. It's just a shame when you're clued in to how much was lost and not rebuilt, but I think most of what is there while not beautiful is also not ugly (like for instance commie blocks which I abhor).