Freiburg im Breisgau Travel Tip:
Every visitor who comes to Freiburg always heads straight to the cathedral as soon as he catches a glimpse of the open-worked pyramids of the slender tower over the rooftops of the old town. Then they will stand, astonished, in front of the most beautiful tower in Christian architecture, just as the famous historian and author from Baden, Carl Jakob Burckhardt had referred to the tower. While many churches from the middle ages were completed only in following centuries, the tower, which is 116 meters high, was already completed by 1330.
The tower has 16 bells, the oldest being the
Hosanna bell from 1258, which weighs 3,290 kg. This bell can be heard on Thursday evening after the Angelus, on Friday at 11:00 am (a time consequently known as
Spätzleglocke), on Saturday evenings, and each year on 27 November in remembrance of the air raid in 1944.
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