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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 #4 of 39 things to do in Rostock
Type: Churches & cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Churches & cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I found that the church had closed 90 minutes earlier than its posted hours on the evening when I first went to see it, so I had to return in the morning. I'm glad I did: while much of the interior was gutted from war damage, it has been restored to an extent and boasts an extraordinary organ, a remarkably... More 

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Rostock, Germany
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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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104 reviews 104 reviews
57 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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WV
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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229 reviews 229 reviews
134 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 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
51 helpful votes 51 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
22 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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