There was once a time in human history where the Church was one of the most influential and powerful organizations in the entire world. What the leaders of the church said was law, and anyone who disobeyed felt the wrath of a faith-dealing army. There have been some changes throughout history, however, and now churches are separated from real governmental power. They are more humble now, though the mightiest of churches remain strong even today. Here are ten of the tallest churches ever.
Strasbourg Cathedral, Strasbourg, France
St. Nicholas’ Church, Hamburg, Germany
Rouen Cathedral, Rouen, France
The Rouen Cathedral, Rouen, France, has an appearance similar to that of the Eiffel Tower’s upper levels. Like many other cathedrals, it was once the tallest. Today, it stands 495 feet tall.
St. Mary’s Church, Stralsund, Germany
St. Mary’s Church, Stralsund, Germany, is currently 495 feet tall, and truly represents the Gothic brick style of architecture from the time period in northern Germany. Much of it was destroyed following completion, but has since been rebuilt.
Cologne Cathedral, Cologne, Germany
The Cologne Cathedral, Cologne, Germany, is 516 feet tall. The Roman Catholic cathedral has since become a World Heritage site, and one of Germany’s biggest tourist attractions.
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