(active 1250-1320 in Baden-Württemberg)

Exterior view

Minster, Freiburg

The region of the Upper Rhine with Strasbourg as its centre developed into a great workshop of Gothic architecture. The Strasbourg stonemasons' lodge was closely linked with that of Freiburg, a parish church in the form of a cathedral.

The tower of Freiburg Minster is the result of two building phases. The substructure was built in 1250-80, the octagon and spire followed in 1280-1320. When finally completed, it was widely considered to be the most beautiful tower in the world.

The photo shows the tower.

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.