St. Petrikirche

St. Petrikirche, Rostock

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nmk27
Prince George, Canada143 contributions
Viewing platform gives beautiful view of Rostock and area
Sep 2019
Interesting to learn history of church in this location and various versions that were built over time - current steeple rebuilt after destruction in WW11 and includes an elevator to a viewing platform which is definitely worthwhile - giving 360 degree views of Rostock and surrounding countryside.
Written October 11, 2019
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Suwatss
Bangkok, Thailand5,234 contributions
Gorgeous Gothic church
Sep 2019 • Couples
This landmark church stands high right in the main square of Rostock. Its red roof and brick wall combination with sharp spire roof make it one of the most striking sites to behold in Northern Germany. Inside don’t miss the giant pipe organ but unfortunately it is now out of order and needs funds to restore.
Written September 21, 2019
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ArtPhemister
Chattanooga, TN348 contributions
Beautiful cathedral on old city wall
Aug 2019
This cathedral built near the city wall is very beautiful and well worth the visit if you are in Rostock, Germany.
Written August 13, 2019
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Bernard Sanet d
Durbanville, South Africa1,549 contributions
Worth a visit
Jun 2019 • Couples
A bonus visiting this church is that there is a lift to go to the top for some fantastic Photo opportunities of Rostock.
Written July 3, 2019
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GarbenK
Council Bluffs, IA286 contributions
Plain Church with Nice Views from the Tower
Jun 2019 • Family
The church itself is a pretty quick visit as it is very sparsely populated. The church has been damaged several times, most recently during World War II. The tower is was more recently refinished, and they installed an elevator to reach the top. We took the elevator up, and I braved the narrow spiral stairs down. You can see much of the town from the viewing platform.
Written June 30, 2019
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Geof J
Germantown, WI453 contributions
Nice church - great views from the tower
Sep 2018 • Couples
This is an historic church in Rostock, it is kind of plain from the outside and the main church inside is kind of plain as well but the trip up the tower more than makes up for it. It is very tall but there is an elevator so getting up is no problem even if you don’t do stairs. There is the option to climb either up or down using a very tight winding staircase - much better going down than up. The views from the tower are spectacular and best of all - they have provided small cutouts in the screens over the openings so you can take great photos of the town without the screen interfering. This is a great stop in Rostock
Written October 31, 2018
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Bfmcm
Denny, UK559 contributions
Plain exterior
Aug 2018 • Couples
Externally you think this is a disused church but on closer inspection you discover an interesting interior and history. The key feature is the tower which provides views of the town, the charge was €3. There is a lift which makes the climb easier, a small gift shop and toilets. Easy to find if you follow the route of the town wall.
Written October 18, 2018
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RIchard035
Northwood, UK958 contributions
Decent view
Jul 2018 • Family
St Petri's Church is about a 15 minute walk from the main square in the centre of Rostock. There doesn't seem to be any public transport nearer than the square. The church itself is nothing special but the views from the top of the tower are quite good. It costs 3 Euros for adults and 1.50 Euros for children to go up in the lift. You can see quite a long way but the viewing windows are covered in metal grills although there are small gaps in the grills through which you can point a camera lens.
Written September 1, 2018
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Liars N F
San Diego, CA15,230 contributions
Very Impressive History and Interior
Aug 2017 • Friends
Visited as part of excursion from cruise ship. Very nice climb up the tower, and great presentation on restoration process.
Written July 31, 2018
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Scarlett711
Los Angeles, CA184 contributions
Looks like a plain church but interesting history
Jun 2018 • Family
The interior of St Peter's Church looks plain but it has an interesting history. The church was first mentioned in historical documents in 1252. It used to be a gothic basilica with more impressive interior (see photo) but the tower and most valuable objects were destroyed during an air raid in 1942. The tower height was reduced to less than half; it was about 400 feet before the raid and became about 150 feet after the raid. During reconstruction, walls were added so that the basilica now consists of 3 rooms, thereby losing the feeling of space of a basilica. There are several framed pictures to look at showing the former interior of the church.

You can also go up to the top for a small fee (around 3 euros, if I am remembering correctly). We went up by elevator and went down using the stairs. There were about 240 steps and the stairway was very narrow. I've attached some photos of views from the top.
Written July 4, 2018
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