After a very pleasant half-hour in the churchyard I climbed the dodgy stairs to the highest level of the tower. The church is (I hope) being restored, and is full of scaffolding. British Health and Safety would have had a field day, but in Germany people are treated like adults and there's just a photocopied notice asking us to be careful. The final climb is up no more than a steep ladder with a handrail, but all is well at the top in spite of the sloping floor.

I peered out of the tiny windows – barely large enough to fit the camera through – for some good views in each direction; the sharp point of the Herderkirche not far away to the south. Then into the body of the church on the way down to photograph the tall, tiered interior, and found the organ console open and not protected from any builders' dust.

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