During Lent the altar of the Freiburg Cathedral is veiled by a 33 by 40 feet cloth, the so called "Fastentuch" (Fast Cloth). The over a ton heavy Freiburger Cloth, made in 1612, which is considered to be the biggest preserved artifact of its kind, is made from canvas painted with oil paint. Topic of the cloth is the Passion of Christ. The central image of the crucifixion of Christ is framed by a frieze of pictures with a total of 25 pictures that tell the story of suffering Christ.

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