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Münster unserer Lieben Frau (Cathedral of Our Dear Lady)

Münster unserer Lieben Frau (Cathedral of Our Dear Lady) Review

The Münster unserer Lieben Frau, Freiburg's most famous landmark, towers over the medieval streets. The cathedral took three centuries to build, from around 1200 to 1515. You can easily trace the progress of generations of builders through the changing architectural styles, from the fat columns and solid, rounded arches of the Romanesque period to the lofty Gothic windows and airy interior of the choir. The delicately perforated 380-foot spire has been called the finest in Europe. If you can summon the energy, climb the tower. In addition to a magnificent view, you'll get a closer look at the 16 bells, including the 1258 "Hosanna," one of Germany's oldest functioning bells.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Münsterplatz 1, Freiburg, D–79098
  • Phone: 0761/388–101
  • Cost: Bell tower €1.50
  • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 9:30–5, Sun. 1–5
  • Location: Freiburg
Updated: 11-13-2013

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