(active c. 1200 in North Rhine-Westphalia)

Exterior view

c. 1220
Cathedral, Paderborn

One of the most impressive Ottonian tower is that of the cathedral in Paderborn. Designed to draw attention to the choir and the cathedral, the powerful tower ascends dramatically without a plinth from the ground up into the sky, flanked on either side up to half its height by round stairway turrets. This mighty edifice dominates the skyline of the town.

The photo shows the west tower.

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