Most churches and temples across the world are known not just as places of worship, but also as buildings of great architecture and beauty. The Ulm Minster church in Germany is one such building. It is popular as the tallest church building in the world and stands tall at 162 metres. Apparently established in the 14th century, the church is also known for its gothic architecture. Sadly, it’s rapidly coming in news for none of these reasons. Apparently, people are not just hearing the call of God there, but that of nature as well. Made of sandstone, the church is slowly eroding because of passers-by urinating on its wall.
According to a Telegraph report, the Ulm Minster’s head mason Michael Hilbert has been observing people’s activities for about half a year now. “I’ve been keeping an eye on it for half a year now and, once again, it’s coated with urine and vomit,” he said. He also suggested that more public toilets be made in the area so people stop urinating on the walls.
The Ulm Minster is one of the tallest structures of the world built before the 20th century. In spite of the city being bombed severely during Second World War, the church is known to have survived through it all unscathed.
Though the news definitely sounds absurd, it is not the first time that someone decided to go to town to pee on the walls. Earlier, San Francisco fought rampant public urination by spraying urine-repellent paint on some of the walls. So when people peed there, the urine would splash back on them!
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