Church Suurhusen
© Kirche Suurhusen

The world`s most leaning tower


No other tower leans more - not even the Leaning Tower of Pisa! The village of Hinte is home to the church tower of Suurhusen, which is 27.37 metres high and has an overhang of 2.47 metres. That’s equivalent to an angle of 5.19 degrees. The tilt of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is just 3.97 degrees. This makes the leaning church tower of Suurhusen the most tilted tower in the world, a fact that has even made it into the Guinness Book of World Records.

Guided tours of the church with the leaning church tower run from April to October. Further information about the guided tours can be found on the Suurhusen-Marienwehr parish website.

Further information is available on the Ostfriesland Tourismus GmbH website.