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Ulmer Münster

Identification

Ulmer Münster
Muenster Unserer Lieben Frauen, Ulm Cathedral
127335

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]
gothic

Usages

church

Facts

  • 1474-1494 - Matthaeus Boeblinger finishes work on the square part of the tower, begins work on the octagon.
  • The tower was completed in the 19th Century according to authentic medieval design. It became the tallest structure in Europe, surpassing the towers of Strassburg Cathedral.
  • World's tallest "traditional" church tower, compare to the Chicago Temple Building.
  • 1405 - Nave vaulted.
  • 1392 - Ulrich Ensinger takes over as chief "Baumeister," begins work on west tower.
  • 1844-1890 - Tower completed according to Boeblinger's design.
  • 1529 - Work halted.
  • 1494-1507 - Side aisles subdivided into two by Burkhard Engelberg.
  • 1392 - Eastern portion completed.
  • 1377 - Choir begun by Heinrich Parler.
  • The two smaller towers at the East end of the Cathedral are both 86m (282ft) tall.
  • The total weight of the tower & spire is 51,550 tonnes.
  • 768 steps lead up by means of a dizzying open staircase to the almost the very top of the spire - the viewing platform is at 143m (469ft).

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Location

Muensterplatz
89073
Ulm
Baden-Wurttemberg
Germany

Technical Data

529.95 ft
529.95 ft
469.16 ft
1377
1890

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • Observation deck on roof