The Daniel Tower
Tower in Nördlingen
Kirchturm Daniel, also known as the Daniel Tower, is a prominent tower located in the town of Nördlingen, Bavaria, Germany. The tower is part of the St. Georg church, which is the main church in Nördlingen.
The Daniel Tower is the tallest tower of the church and stands at a height of approximately 350 feet (106 meters). It was built in the 15th century and is known for its distinctive octagonal shape and its copper-green roof. The tower also features four large clocks, each facing a different direction, which were installed in the early 20th century.
Visitors can climb to the top of the tower to enjoy breathtaking views of the town and the surrounding countryside. The climb up the tower is quite steep and challenging, with over 300 steps, but the views from the top are well worth the effort.
The tower is named after the biblical figure Daniel, and its clock faces display images of Daniel and other biblical scenes. The tower also has a carillon, a musical instrument consisting of a set of bells that are played using a keyboard. The carillon is played daily and can be heard throughout the town.
The Daniel Tower is one of the most iconic landmarks in Nördlingen and is a popular destination for tourists. Its impressive height and unique shape make it a must-visit attraction for anyone visiting the town.