Instandsetzung des stählernen Glockenstuhls im Ulmer Münster

Translated title of the contribution: Repair of the steel belfry in the ulm minster, Germany

Rainer Barthel, Helmut Maus, Michael Löffler

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The famous main tower of Ulm Minster contains a steel bell frame from 1897. Situated in the tower's medieval part, it was erected during the completion of the tower in the late 19th century as a substitute for an ancient wooden construction. The riveted steel structure of the bell frame shows a very efficient and, in its time, modern design. Due to heavy corrosion on the profiles and joints, a thorough restoration had to be carried out. With view on the exceptional qualities of the structure, one of the main goals was a maximum preservation of the original material as well as of the bell frame's general character and appearance. Based on a meticulous damage survey, it was possible to develop a restoration considering local damage as well as general structural shortcomings.

Translated title of the contributionRepair of the steel belfry in the ulm minster, Germany
Original languageGerman
Number of pages9
Specialist publicationStahlbau
StatePublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes


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