Ulmer Münster, Ulm

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Ulmer Münster, built in 1377, ranks as the tallest church in the world. The 161.5 m (530 ft) tall steeple is a fusion of Gothic and later styles. That's because it took a long time to complete. Climb the 768 steps to the top of the tower if you'd like to look out over Ulm, Neu-Ulm, and even the Alps. The stairs to the viewing platform are quite steep. Those with mobility issues may want to skip the climb. Everyone can enjoy the church's intricate interior architecture. The nave, sculptures, stained-glass windows, and a series of grandiose oak pews are especially impressive. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Ulm holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Ulmer Münster and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • A great cathedral with a world title at height. It's really nice to see the lights up at night rather than during the day. I would definitely recommend this place.
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  • I climbed in Nerdlingen yesterday and passed it because it was higher than Cologne. I went to the cathedral. The scale is quite large and worth seeing, but the flashiness is not simple.
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  • The Ulm Minster is unique. I was there on Sunday, because of the very foggy weather there were not so many tourists crowd. The interior of the cathedral is already very worth seeing, however, a tower ascent is the special thing about the visit. This ascent costs. I mean it was 5€. Unlike e.g. at the Cologne Cathedral, there is a staircase for the ascent and descent! This definitely makes things more enjoyable! Arriving at the top, you probably have a great vision,? Mine unfortunately only reached about 10 m far due to the fog. But after all, no one can do anything about it. However, at the time we had only 0 degrees and due to the damp fog the last 40 steps of the Extra ascent to the top were frozen and mirror-smooth. Here you should take your hands on the walls or on the steps to help! I will definitely come back in midsummer!
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  • A very impressive, although not extremely ornate Münster ( Word for Protestant cathedral I think). The daily Organ performance is enjoyable and reasonably priced ( use the tower entrance , not the gift shop) about 20 minutes before. But the real thrill here is the climb to the top! There is a ticket kiosk and turnstile. Once you begin a level, you cannot go back. ( There are three main levels to explore). The wind and view is astounding as this is likely one of the tallest structures in the region. The sheer drops to the plaza below can be unsettling..never mind the 760 plus steps to the top. It costs only 5€ per adult. The last section is a shared spiral staircase..so tight and congested if busy.. allow about and hour and a half to do it all. Restrooms are out near the plaza for .50€ cent. The history here must be quite interesting, as it began as a Catholic cathedral, but ended up commissioned as a Lutheran Münster. One can only imagine the newspaper editorials on that topic!
  • Mind the stairs! Literally - there's like 700 of them and you can't really turn back once you commit. That said, it should be achievable unless you are really out of shape or have bad knees. The view is absolutely stunning though, so I would strongly recommend checking it out if you are in the area.
  • Tallest church in the world. It's very impressive outside as it is inside. Was able to catch organ playing. The smell inside is that of old stone mixed with incense. I could stay there all day. It's a soothing and calm atmosphere. Very beautiful detailing everywhere on the walls. And can we just talk a little bit about their woodwork??? I can't even! So much work has been put into this church. A must visit!!
  • At a first glance, i saw a beautiful, old brick masonry huge building which is the Ulm Minster or Ulmer Münster. It was just amazing. The front door attracts everyone, nice amazing architecture, beautiful statues and history can be seen everyday. Through a local guide i came to know that the ulm Müster is a Lutheran church. It’s located in Ulm, which is one of the city of State of Baden-Württemberg (Germany). The structure of the Church is one of the tallest in the world. built before the 20th century, with a steeple measuring 161.5 metres which is about 530 ft tall. If anyone wants to go upstairs then Visitors can climb the 768 steps that lead to the top of the minster's spire. At a height of 143 m it gives a panoramic view of Ulm in Baden-Württemberg and Neu-Ulm in Bavaria and, if the weather is sunny and clear a vista of the Alps from Säntis to the Zugspitze can be seen . In the front of the church there is a big open public space where are many sitting place. In the city almost every major stores are available where can be eaten and nice place to shop. From Ulm main train station it takes just 10 minutes by walk to reach to the church. For more information, kindly visit local tourist information centre in Ulm. I will suggest you to visit this amazing historical building. It’s fabulous. Deutsch; Auf den ersten Blick sah ich ein wunderschönes, altes Backsteingebäude, das Ulmer Münster oder Ulmer Münster. Es war einfach unglaublich. Die Haustür zieht alle an, schöne, erstaunliche Architektur, schöne Statuen und Geschichte können jeden Tag gesehen werden. Durch einen lokalen Führer erfuhr ich, dass das Ulmer Münster eine lutherische Kirche ist. Es befindet sich in Ulm, einer Stadt im Bundesland Baden-Württemberg. Die Struktur der Kirche ist eine der höchsten der Welt. erbaut vor dem 20. Jahrhundert, mit einem 161,5 Meter hohen Kirchturm, der ungefähr 530 Fuß hoch ist. Wenn jemand nach oben gehen möchte, kann der Besucher die 768 Stufen erklimmen, die zur Spitze des Münsterturms führen. In 143 m Höhe bietet sich ein Panoramablick auf Ulm in Baden-Württemberg und Neu-Ulm in Bayern und bei sonnigem und klarem Wetter ein Blick auf die Alpen vom Säntis bis zur Zugspitze. Vor der Kirche befindet sich ein großer offener öffentlicher Raum, in dem sich viele Sitzgelegenheiten befinden. In der Stadt gibt es fast alle großen Geschäfte, in denen man gut essen und einkaufen kann. Vom Ulmer Hauptbahnhof gelangen Sie in nur 10 Minuten zu Fuß zur Kirche. Weitere Informationen erhalten Sie in der örtlichen Touristeninformation in Ulm. Ich werde Ihnen vorschlagen, dieses erstaunliche historische Gebäude zu besuchen. Es ist fabelhaft.
  • World tallest church around161.5 m (530 ft) which is 4 feet taller then cologne church. Beautiful monument & Well maintained. We can use staircase to reach top of the church total 768 steps takes around 40 min, 5 euro ticket needs to purchased in th entrance, counter will be open till 7pm.
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