3. Cologne Cathedral, Cologne (Germany) – 516 ft (157.38 metres)
Cologne Cathedral is a Catholic cathedral in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne and of the administration of the Archdiocese of Cologne. It is a renowned monument of German Catholicism and Gothic architecture and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1996. It is Germany’s most visited landmark, attracting an average of 20,000 people a day.
2. Our Lady of Peace Basilica, Yamoussoukro (Ivory Coast) – 518 ft (158.1 metres)
The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace is a Catholic minor basilica dedicated to Our Lady of Peace in Yamoussoukro, the administrative capital of Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast). The basilica was constructed between 1985 and 1989 with different cost estimates given by various groups. Some stated that it cost ranging as high as US$600 million. The designs of the dome and encircled plaza are clearly inspired by the Basilica of Saint Peter in Vatican City, although it is not an outright replica.
1. Ulm Minster, Ulm (Germany) – 530 ft (161.53 metres)
Ulm Minster is a Lutheran church located in Ulm, State of Baden-Württemberg (Germany). Although sometimes referred to as Ulm Cathedral because of its great size, the church is not a cathedral as it has never been the seat of a bishop. Though the towers and all decorative elements are of stone masonry, attracting the attention of visitors, most of the walls, including the facades of the nave and choir, actually consist of visible brick. Therefore, the building is sometimes referred to as a brick church.