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Stunning, gothic and visible from Afar

From the Pfeifturm there is a wonderful view of the Late-Gothic cathedral. Its enormous roof consists of seven wooden storeys, one above the other. Tradition holds that 3,800 tree trunks were used in its construction. Inside, the mighty cathedral houses altars, valuable stone reliefs and figures, paintings and wood carvings.


The tombs of professors and the high altar, completed by court painter Hans Mielich in 1572 to mark the centenary of the Hohe Schule, recall the close connection between the church and the university. Three images on the back of the magnificent altar depict the dispute between Saint Catherine of Alexandria and fifty heathen philosophers. Famous professors and patrons of the Hohe Schule as portrayed by Mielich can also be seen..