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Ulm Münster is the tallest church in the world and probably the finest example of Gothic church architecture in Germany. Now Protestant, this church has dominated the city and the region for hundreds of years and has become closely associated with the city of Ulm.

History: Construction on Ulm Cathedral began in 1377, financed by the city's inhabitants. After a long period of no building – and long after the church became Protestant – the spire was added in 1890.

What to See: At 161 meters, the Munster's great Gothic spire towers over all others. Those who climb its 768 steps of well-worn stone are rewarded with a superb panoramic view of Baden-Württemberg's Ulm and Bavaria's Neu-Ulm and, in the right weather conditions, a vista of the Alpine range. Climbers also come face-to-face with a variety of stone gargoyles and monsters.

This great work of architecture also houses important pieces of art. The 15th century choir stalls by Jörg Syrlin the Elder enjoy world-wide acclaim, in particular the carved busts which have gone down as masterpieces in the history of art.

Other works of distinction in the Münster include Hans Multscher's Man of Sorrows on the main portal and the pulpit canopy by Jörg Syrlin the Younger, also the altar and window in the chancel.

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Comments (5)

Adam Welber on August 30, 2010

Please see in Large for appropriate details

K@rin on August 30, 2010

Amazing capture at both photographs of this Cathedral

groet Karin

yooch on September 1, 2010

symetria ! super !

Tanaa on September 11, 2010

very good shot! the lighting is really good.

also the composition is great!

YS + LIKE

dziwnowik on September 12, 2011

BRILLIANT !!!!! ~ ♥ YSL ♥ ♥ ♥

greetings from Poland , Peter ♥

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  • Uploaded on August 30, 2010
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    by Adam Welber
    • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    • Taken on 2010/03/10 17:41:43
    • Exposure: 30.000s
    • Focal Length: 17.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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