The world’s tallest church is under threat… from peeing passers-by

The tallest church in the world is under threat from men peeing up against it.

Officials at Ulm Minster church in Germany have warned public piddlers to knock their dirty habit on the head.

They say the church’s stone base is being eroded by the acids and salts in the urine.

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As a result of the peeing problem, the city of Ulm doubled fines for urinating in public to £90 earlier this year.

However, those responsible for maintaining the church say the increased pee penalties have had little impact.

The church is the tallest in the world (Picture: Rex)

“I’ve been keeping an eye on it for half a year now and, once again, it’s coated with urine and vomit,” Michael Hilbert, who leads the team maintaining the church, told Suedwest Presse.

“This is about preserving law and order,” he added.

The 161.5m-high (530ft) structure is the largest Protestant Gothic church in Germany and contains 768 steps going up 143m (469ft).

Although police pee patrols have increased, reports suggest there has been little change in public behaviour around the church.

(Main picture: Rex)