The Ulm Minster church stands tall overlooking Ulm at a height of 161.5 meters. Though its construction started in the 14th century, it was not completed until the late 19th century and is since then the tallest church in the world. The church's exterior carries a strong German Gothic influence, unusually emphasizing its horizontal lines and massive arches. Its choir stalls are the finest example of splendid German woodcarving and have ten bells, each holding their own names. For centuries and up to this day, Ulm Minster remains the icon of Ulm and its most prominent attribute.