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St. Petri Kirche

Monckebergstrasse / Bergstrasse | Innenstadt, 20095 Hamburg, Germany
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Ranked #36 of 148 attractions in Hamburg
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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English first
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We happened to walk in just as their afternoon/evening service was beginning. The beautiful organ music, the warm homily in German, the sense of history was very moving.

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Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

There are more famous churches in Germany, even in Hamburg. This church is a bit of a prominent yet hidden gem in Hamburg. Its main attraction for the casual tourist is probably the tower climb at the top you are 123m above Hamburg. The views of the Binnenalster and Aussenalster as well as the Rathaus are spectacular. It is somewhat... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

There's much more to the church than the chapel. If physical strength is not an issue, it's worth a trip up. You pay 3 Euro, sign in with your name and number of party before you enter. Upon completion, you the check off your name on the list. I suppose that is a safety feature in case you don't come... More

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Liss, Hants
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105 reviews 105 reviews
46 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

As St. Nikolai is being renovated, this location is a less-busy alternative for a view across the city. 3 Euros allows you to go all the way to top - BUT - there is no lift and there are a lot of steps! It exhausted me and I like to keep fit! There are places to stop on the way... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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150 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

From inside and outside, this a very beautiful church, at the center of the city. There is a possibility to go to the top of the tower, by stairs.

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Hamburg, Germany
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

This church with the tallest observation point in Hamburg seems to get overlooked for the (also very good) lookout bombed out Michaeliskirche. Its a long hard slog up the 544 stairs to the top (there is no lift and the stairs get a little narrow at the peak) but for that you get a stunning and dramatic view over the... More

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