St. Michael's Church
St. Michael's Church
4.5
Architectural BuildingsReligious Sites
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
About
This huge 18th-century cathedral is Hamburg's best known architectural landmark.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Neustadt
How to get there
  • Stadthausbrücke • 5 min walk
  • Landungsbrücken • 7 min walk
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rtdood
Manchester, UK155 contributions
Mar 2023 • Solo
A beautiful interior it is worth a look around. The architecture is stunning, with a curved upper floor, impressively painted woodwork and massive organ. It is also a practising church too, so I recommend that you are observant and take a moment to be aware of any ceremonies taking place there before you visit. I did pay to visit the crypt and tower, but I honestly wouldn't recommend visiting the former.

The crypt has low ceilings and is generally void of anything of interest. There are some static display cases with some historical information about the church inside but this is very minimal. The crypt is also quite small. In my opinion it is not worth paying to see. The tower on the other hand is worth the small charge to go up via stairs or lift, with views less obstructed than on the viewing platform at the St. Nikolai memorial.

There is a small shop with information desk (rectangular modern building) behind the church where you can purchase the tickets. I spent about an hour here. I wouldn't say this is a must see on a first visit to Hamburg, but if you have the time, in the area or have a interest in religion this might be for you.
Written April 2, 2023
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klhchicago
Chicago, IL117 contributions
Nov 2019
From the steeple you can get a great view of the city even on a not so nice day like when we visited in November. You can either take an elevator up and down or walk down the steep stairs. I recommend going up by elevator and coming down the stairs. The church is an important part of Hamburg history and also has a crypt in it which we did not visit. Also nearby are several historical neighborhoods worth visiting as well.
Written January 4, 2020
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TomFarhias
Kongsberg, Norway510 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Amazing building. We started with a quick visit inside the church which is very beautiful with four different organs. Then we took the lift to the tower where you have a great 360 degrees view of the city. But the must to do is coming down from the top by the stairs. There are several stages with different information and details of the tower/church which you will miss if coming up and down through the lift. There is a fee of 6 € to go to the top of tower. Definitely recommended.
Written February 29, 2020
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MarcusHurley
Calne, UK9,534 contributions
Nov 2022
We visited the church after the observation deck but almost as an afterthought. We didn't go into the crypts sadly but the church was superb. It is relatively modern (just over a hundred years old) and the inside is bright and airy.
We spent about twenty minutes listening to the organ recitals and it was lovely to see a church that is actually in use, rather than being just a museum. The crypts were €6 or an extra €2 if you do the tower trip.
There was a lift to the top of the tower (luckily!) and once at the top you were able to walk around the whole circuit. On the day we visited it was very dull and grey so we didn't spend too long at the top.
Written November 4, 2022
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Dave_PE54
Chicago, IL75 contributions
Aug 2022
Hamburg offers a wonderful series of organ concerts through the summer. The daily mini-recitals in churches are nice, but the evening series brings out the best in the instruments. While the gold and white of the interior catches the eye, it's the delight of the instruments on the ear which make this a good place to come and listen.
On my visit, the organist from the Dom in Cologne was featured. Samuel Barber's "Adagio op. 11" was particularly good.
Written August 18, 2022
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yiannos973
Limassol City, Cyprus588 contributions
Jul 2022
Actually is not an old church ,the largest church of Hamburg and the most recognisable. The interior is exceptional due to the impressive 5 organs and the baroque design. The place inspire silent, peace and pray.Trere is a lift that you can go up to the top of the clock tower with stunning views over the city.
Worth a visit, one of the most popular attractions oh Hamburg.
Written August 1, 2022
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Jamie B
Trafford, UK225 contributions
Oct 2022
For €10, you can got up to the viewing platform on the church tower/steeple and you can visit the crypt. It is a bit of a climb but there was a lift. I climbed the stairs stopping off at various levels to view exhibitions about the church's history. The whole experience is amazing and wasn't too busy even on a Saturday.
Written October 10, 2022
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AlterSchwede13
Boblingen, Germany1,580 contributions
Jun 2020
We sometimes hesitate with admission prices, is it really VALUE now? Here one should not hesitate - it is worth going up the tower. Ingenious fast ride up. And a view over TOTAL HAMBURG, which we don't get from elsewhere. After you've had plenty of time to look around, you go back down the stairs and experience many details and impressions, e.g. the clockwork, the bells, ... etc.
But also the actually sacral building must be visited. A beautiful baroque building, which embodies Hamburg, visible from far away. The balance between iconoclasm and baroque elements has been maintained in the church. A very pleasant sacred space, for which donations are requested.
Written July 13, 2020
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CTID73
Alderley Edge, UK194 contributions
Feb 2020
A beautiful church, very different in style to the traditional English churches and cathedrals, but with a spectacular interior nonetheless, in particular the incredible organ. The highlight though is the viewing platform which provides for panoramic views across the City...even more fun on a windy day.
Written February 29, 2020
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SigFu
45 contributions
Jun 2021
Don't just visit the inside of the church. Go up the church tower. Because of the corona restrictions you can use the elevator to get to the top. The view is amazing. You can see all of Hamburg from above. On the way back you take the stairs and you pass the church bells.
Written June 18, 2021
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