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  • Who: Church of Suurhusen

  • What: Farthest leaning tower

  • Where: Germany

The tower with the highest degree of tilt is the bell tower of the protestant church in Suurhusen in Germany which leans with an angle of inclination of 5.1939 degrees (corresponding to 2.47 m; 8 ft 1 in) when it was measured on 17 January 2007.

The tower is 25.705 m high' The former East German town of Bad Frankenhausen says that the bell tower of its 14th century protestant church of Our Dear Ladies leans even more than its better-known rival in Pisa. Nestling in the foothills of the Kyfhäuser mountains, the Bad Frankenhausen bell tower was built with granite stone 625 years ago and has an added baroque-style spire. Officials in nearby Suurhusen, meanwhile, say their 13-century tower not only leans more, but is also functional as a church year-round. "Our tower is the most leaning, but in our church we still have regular mass and even weddings," boasted pastor Frank Wessel.


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