The interior of Ulm Minster in Germany, a Gothic church begun in the 14th century and currently the tallest church in the world.
Contributor:Victor Lacken / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:2776 x 4007 px | 23.5 x 33.9 cm | 9.3 x 13.4 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:26 October 2012
Ulm Minster, Germany A wonderful example of Gothic architecture and currently the tallest church in the world, Ulm Minster was begun in 1377 but was not completed until more than 600 years later in 1890. The steeple rises to an impressive 161.5 metres (530 ft) and if you have the legs for it you can climb the 768 steps and admire the view to the Alps. Despite it's great size, Ulm Minster is not a cathedral as it was never the seat of a bishop. During WWII Ulm was extensively bombed by allied air raids and most of the old medieval town was destroyed. The church, however, was left largely intact.