The size of a cathedral, this church is one of the world s architectural masterpieces, with a spire soaring an amazing 530 ft/161.53 m into the sky. Although construction began back in 1377, it was not finished until 1890. Then, it was the world s tallest building; but this record lasted only until Philadelphia s city hall was completed in 1901. But, it is still the tallest church in the world, the equivalent of 66 storys high!
It is a challenge, but worth the effort to climb the 768 steps up to the top viewing platform. The panoramic views take in the city of Ulm and, on the other bank of the Danube, Neu Ulm. You can often see as far as the Swiss Alps. At ground level, the minster has marvelous choir stalls from the 15th century, with beautiful wood carving.
60 miles/95 km southeast of Stuttgart.