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Sankt Marien Kirche

Address: Am Ziegenmarkt 04, 18055 Rostock, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany
Phone Number: +49(0)381 4923396
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Rostock
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural

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Rostock, Germany
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This place has it all. But if you want to use your tripod, make sure to speak to someone and ask for permission. It isn't usually a problem, but asking makes you earn points, by showing your respects for the sacred place

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We were on a Baltic cruise docked in Warnemunde and took the ~20 minute cab ride to Rostock--this cathedral definitely made it worth it. The stained glass, enormous organ, and altar are all breathtaking. There are printed guides in several languages that are extremely helpful so you can get the most out of being there. The astronomical clock is incredible,... More 

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Ringsted, Denmark
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Marienkirche is "old" - meaning rebuild in the 50's to the 70's - but it is still worth a visit. Especially theb tower which gives a fantastic view over the city.

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Edmonton, Canada
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95 reviews 95 reviews
57 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Built in the 13th century, this church was originally a monastery. Great piece of history. Take the time to explore.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I don't know what I can add to these great reviews other than GREAT PHOTO OP! When we went it was fairly crowded, so it was hard to get a decent photo of the astrological clock -- one of the main attractions. That said, there are definitely plenty of other interesting things to look at, including a 26-meter tall stain... More 

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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221 reviews 221 reviews
128 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This church has so much to see other than just the terrific Architecture. The huge Organ, the amazing Stain Glass displays and the Astronomicial Clock. We visited the church as a part of a tour when visiting Warnemunde on a Baltic Cruise. Would recommend a vitit to Rostoc to see this church and the many other sights Rostock has to... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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110 reviews 110 reviews
38 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Not much to dislike about the interior of this church. The organ is beyond belief as is the carving icons of the central altar and the astronomical clock. A must see in Rostock.

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Newbury, Massachusetts
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20 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is a wonderful brick-Gothic 13th century church, Lutheran since 1531 after the Reformation, but still retaining the St. Mary's name and containing other remaining Catholic elements. Outstanding is the massive medieval astrological clock, still functioning with its original works. The huge pipe organ is equally impressive as is the expanse of stained glass in the south transept, one of... More 

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Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

One of the better attractions in Rostock. Right in the centre of the old town, this church houses the oldest astrological clock in the world. An amazing feat of horological workmanship! Also this church has one of the largest organs in the world.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This church has the biggest organ in northern Germany. The church is very tall and the stained glass windows are fabulous.

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