WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Europe Records Institute (EURI) Gau Weinheim: the farthest tilt church tower in the world

12-01-2024

(WorldKings.org) Although the Leaning Tower of Gau-Weinheim is not the most famous leaning tower, it has the farthest tilt of any church tower in the world, with a staggering lean of 5.4277 degrees.

Gau-Weinheim is a delightful little village, with winding streets, half-timbered houses, and vineyards hugging the nearby hills. The main sight of the village is the "Leaning Tower of Gau-Weinheim", whose leaning position has been handed down since time immemorial. The listed square tower of Gau-Weinheim is a medieval fortified tower of the former cemetery fortifications. Since its renovation in 1991, the bells ring again at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 6 p.m. for the traditional civic peal.

 

The Gau-Weinheim Bell Tower has the farthest tilt of any church tower globally, with a staggering lean of 5.4277 degrees. That's more than a degree steeper than the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Originally built in the 16th century as part of a defensive fortress, the tower wasn't converted into a bell tower until 1749. Its sturdy stone construction and weathered facade whisper tales of times gone by.

The Gau-Weinheim Bell Tower, nestled in the charming village of Gau-Weinheim, Germany, is more than just a timepiece - it's a quirky architectural marvel and a testament to the village's rich history.

 

According to the Internet


Brian (Collect & Edit) - WORLDKINGS (Source of photos : internet )

 

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