In comments to RP Online, Cologne police chief said "The (Domplatte) certainly protects its visitors."
Barcelona's Basilica of the Sagrada Familia is also holding discussions to see what more can be done to protect the structure, its visitors and those carrying out the construction of the church.
Designed by famed Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, whose cause for beatification is currently open, the basilica has been under construction for more than 100 years and is still unfinished, yet it is one of Barcelona's most famous and well-loved buildings, each year drawing thousands of visitors from all over the world.
One of the suspects arrested following the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils last week said that the ultimate plan had originally involved a much larger attack, which included bombing the Sagrada Familia.
CNA spoke with a representative of the basilica, who said that the Sagrada Familia "has a system of security, of prevention, which has been adapted to the characteristics of the church, which has always worked well" for both visitors and employees.
"Every day we work with all security forces, not only because of what happened with the attack, but it has always been that way," she said.
Following the recent attacks, however, extreme caution is being taken, and meetings are being planned with the police to examine "how improvements can be made and what new (security) methods can be implemented."
No details of that plan are being publicly released at this time, but after last week's attack, extra policemen have been deployed to the site, both internal and external surveillance have been increased, and several police personnel are serving "incognito" around the basilica.
"Security measures are extreme," the basilica representative acknowledged, but "we're going to see what further measures can be taken in order to control anything (that happens)...we'll see what we can do."
Elise Harris was senior Rome correspondent for CNA from 2012 to 2018.