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Sankt Marien Kirche

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Address: Am Ziegenmarkt 04, 18055, Rostock, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany
Phone Number: +49(0)381 4923396
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Fascinating building and clockwork. Wish I could spend at least another hour in this building. Beautiful organ, so many organ pipes. History so old, it is a miracle that this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
Sedgefield, South Africa
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Sedgefield, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Fascinating building and clockwork. Wish I could spend at least another hour in this building. Beautiful organ, so many organ pipes. History so old, it is a miracle that this church was spared from the bombing during the 2nd World War. A must see when in Rostock.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This church was apparently where the citizens of Rostock gathered during the final days of communism, from where the would take to the streets to demonstrate, today it is the home of one of the most impressive clocks anywhere, the people of Rostock hold this church close to their hearts, and it easy to see why.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

The church is quite impressive from the outside, size wise - it is the largest church in Rostock and incidentally is one of the largest brick built churches in the Baltic area! Church was first mentioned in 1232 (a gothic fore-runner) and construction of this church started in ernest in 1290! Apparently it would have been bigger still, had the... More 

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Rostock, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Sankt Marien Kirche in Rostock is really worth seeing !!! A really nice old town to see even in the month of December 2014.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Very beautiful church with a roof height of 32 meters and an original working astronomi clock and also beautiful windows, they were renovating some of the outside structure when we visited but the rest was exquisite

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

This is the largest parish church in Germany. It dates from the thirteenth century and has many unique features. The height of the ceiling is impressive. Inside there is restoration going on, so some places are covered in scaffolding including the pulpit. The walls and ceiling are painted white with a few memorials and paintings on the walls. The items... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

the glazed bricks are apparently typical of this area. Lutheran but not at all plain. Huge organ, huge altar, huge pulpit, huge astronomical clock still going strong

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Bishop's Stortford, Herts, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We were in Rostock (2 euros each to get to by train and tram from Warnemunde where our cruise ship docked!!) so went into the church to see the astronomical clock - this was beautiful. The church interior was lovely - the bits we could see, but quite a lot of it is under reconstruction... I'd still recommend visiting despite... More 

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Germantown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

If you like clocks you must see the working clock in St. Mary's that was built in 1472! At noon, the twelve apostles come out and circle the top. There is also the most beautiful 85 foot high stained glass window. The pipe organ has a magnificent sound as well.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Big parts of the church was under reconstruction so it was hard to se the great room. The organ is impressive and beautiful. I like the white interior since it makes the room look bigger.

Thank Björn C

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