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Sankt Marien Kirche

Am Ziegenmarkt 04, 18055 Rostock, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany
+49(0)381 4923396
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Ranked #6 of 19 attractions in Rostock
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Zurich, Switzerland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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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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Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This brick built church was originally constructed in the 13th century but underwent modifications over the next 200 years. Set in a small square it is attractive both outside and in. Many of the features within the church are very old, the high altar which is painted wood, a side altar which is carved wood and a 13th century brass... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Good example of architecture in this part of the world. Nice organ and some memorials to remember the awful war. The most impressive element is the astronomical watch. There is a resonable and voluntary fee to keep the church in good condition

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We were doing a Baltic Cruise and were visiting Rostock from Warnemunde as part of a do it yourself outing. We came across this church by chance, though it's hard to miss because of its size and location. It is impressive with this unique clock inside. Like many visitors there, we were not accompanied by a guide so had to... More

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Wollongong, Australia
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124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This is a huge church, but the main draw card is the clock. If you're with a guide they can explain the workings of the clock, but as we were doing our own thing, we basically just listened to an English speaking tour guide who happened to be there at the same time. A highlight considering how old the clock... More

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Gloucs UK
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41 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We visited this church as part of a tour, and were most impressed. Very ornate inside, a gigantic organ with I believe some 5000 pipes (!), fine carvings and a wonderful astronomical clock are just a few of the arresting sights inside.

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Hobart, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely awesome old church (c 1230) with amazing carvings for the altar etc - well worth some of your time.

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Wirral UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We travelled here by train from Warnemunde.The cathedral does not look anything special from the outside, but it does have some gems inside. It is not majestic from the outside like many European cathedrals, and it does look a bit dull from the outside, being brick built rather than stone. But it does have some gems inside. The pipe organ... More

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Ockenheim, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

I travelled here by train when my cruise ship stopped in Warnemude. (The purpose of the stop was to allow passengers to travel to Berlin, but stince we'd already been there, we chose to stay local.) Rostock was pleasant to walk around in, and see. The rathaus was elaborate and the church was a sight to see, but nothing really... More

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North of Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

This church of St Mary is a must see! A brick gothic Basilica with a wealth of historic arttractions. The high altar is carved painted wood,the organ still working from 1770,the unique astronomical clock still chiming out the hours and the ornate cast bronze Baptisimal font is magnificient. It narrowly escaped melting down for the German war effort.This is a... More

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