Art: "Heaven's ladder" shines over Münster

Münster's parlor, the Prinzipalmarkt in the city center, has one more attraction.

Art: "Heaven's ladder" shines over Münster

Münster's parlor, the Prinzipalmarkt in the city center, has one more attraction. The work of art "Himmelsleiter" has been shining on the tower of the Lamberti Church since Saturday evening. The work by the artist Billi Thanner previously hung on St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna. The 48 meter long ladder, consisting of two parts, can be admired in Münster until March 2023. At around 9:00 p.m., the "Heaven's Ladder" - accompanied by a dance performance - was switched on.

The lower part hangs inside the church, is 12 meters long and has 21 rungs. At the top of the tower, the work of art is 36 meters long and has 33 luminous rungs.

The St. Lamberti town church on Prinzipalmarkt already has two tourist attractions. Things get eerie when the city guides tell the guests what the three iron cages at the top of the late Gothic tower are all about. In the middle of the 16th century, the bodies of three leaders of the Anabaptist movement were displayed at a lofty height as a deterrent. At that time, the followers of the Christian Reformation movement had been tortured to death with red-hot tongs. The cages are originals.

Second attraction is the tower of St. Lamberti. In the evenings - except on Tuesdays - from 9 p.m. to midnight, it blows a half-hourly tact on a semi-circular copper horn. He is subordinate to the fire brigade in Münster, because he is also supposed to watch out for fires in Münster and the surrounding area. A woman has been doing this job for the first time in a number of years. In 1379, this task 298 steps above the Prinzipalmarkt was first mentioned.

Communication from the City of Münster about the artwork Communication from the City of Münster about the artwork

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