Sankt Marien Kirche
Sankt Marien Kirche
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RSsydney
Sydney, Australia1,151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We travelled independently to Rostock from our cruise ship instead of taking the cruise line's excursion to Berlin. The Warnemunde train station is a 10 min walk from the cruise terminal and day tickets by S-Bahn cost 6 Euro each. The train takes 21 mins to Rostock Hauptbahnhof and you can either walk to the city centre or take the tram, which is covered by the day ticket, we opted to walk one way.
Our primary reason to visit Rostock was to see the Astronomical Clock dating back to 1472, amazing piece of engineering with the original clockworks, precision workmanship that works today after more than 5 centuries. The clock is wound everyday! Being a Sunday, most of the city was closed. We however walked the lovely streets & had a light lunch as well.
Written July 27, 2020
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NemoTraveler
Aarhus, Denmark703 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
This is a very beautiful brick (Backstein) church, located within a short walk from the City Hall.
The main attraction is the astronomical clock, which can be seen behind the main altar. It dates from 1472 and is very well preserved.
Written July 27, 2020
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FredPurdue
Seattle, WA2,268 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2010 • Couples
We came here from our cruise ship in Warnemunde - it is a short train ride to Rostock - and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the interior of this 13th century cathedral. The astronomical clock, dated to 1472, is not to be missed. People gather shortly before noon for the display of Jesus and his Apostles coming out and circling into another door, all that is except Judas who has the door slammed in his face.
Written July 7, 2011
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wmccfp
Stuart, FL321 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
This church and clock are worth the effort to see in their own right. When viewed while recieving an informative but unintrusive background from SPB Tour guide Andreas you truly appreciate the genius that went into creating the astronomical clock. Without expert narrative you are certain to miss the apostles arriving on the hour, why there were only six, and the ostracization of Judas.

Space is limited and sight lines can be poor so it is best to arrive 10-15 minutes early to secure good position to take in this unique experience.
Written August 2, 2016
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APBowen
Seattle, WA109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Couples
Rostock has a beautiful main street with old Dutch-influenced architecture. We took a river boat from Warnemunde to Rostock, then enjoyed exploring the streets. The highlight was a stop at Sankt Marien Kirche, where someone was paying the magnificent organ. On the hour, the church bells rang and the remarkable clock went into action. The clock alone is worth the visit.
Written July 10, 2012
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olibot
Bishop Auckland, UK1,254 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
We saw many lovely buildings whilst walking around Rostock. And St Mary’s church was a great example of one.
Written August 3, 2020
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Paul S
Gold Coast, Australia104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
We visited Rostock on a perfect weather day. Easy walk from the ships dock to the Warnemünde train station and for 6 Euro each for a return train and tram ticket to the Rostock Central Station where we hopped onto the tram which delivered us to the Market Square. About 30minues travel time.
On the edge of the square is the most beautiful church with enormous history. It is free entry and a wander through is a must. There is a time piece, picture included, in the church that is centuries old but still works. Amazing.
Written June 20, 2019
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ManonSimard-Canada
Chelsea, Canada1,092 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Friends
As part of our Tour to Schwerin, it included a stop at St. Mary’s Church in Rostock. We had booked this tour with Princess Cruise (Royal Princess, Baltic Sea). The visit of this Church was the last stop prior to returning to our ship. St. Mary’s Church was built in the 13th century and it’s the biggest of all churches in Rostock. We were glad to have our guide to explain a bit of the history of this church as there was a lot to say about it. The building itself is a pretty imposing gothic structure and the inside is full of secrets to reveal. While visiting the inside, you will realize how old. Please note that it can be pretty cool inside, and very damp! When we visited, the sun was actually very strong and we appreciated the inside of the Church, however, you can get cold quickly after going in. Just so you know. The visit is definitely a must. Amongst the various treasures that you will discover, you will sure want to bring back a few photos of the following: the high Altar built in 1721; the medieval astronomical clock built in the 15th century; and the huge baroque-style pipe organ (with its 5,700 pipes), originally built in 1770. The flash is prohibited for any photos of painting, like in any other Church or Museum. You will be amazed at the artistic work you will see. The place attracts a lot of people and taking photos might be difficult at time, particularly a photo of the astronomical clock, as it is located nearby the entrance. Be patient… it will pay. There is no fee for that visit, but donations are welcome to help maintain the building. Do not simply pass by this Church without visiting it. And if you can enjoy a visit of Rostock itself, do it. We did not have the luxury to do that and this is something we would have loved.
Written June 18, 2014
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NeilandBarbara
Bromborough, UK3,365 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Friends
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 is huge and way over the top for a church of this size. It has something like 5,200 pipes - it's enormous.

The star of the show here though is the superb and ancient astronomical clock, which is hidden behind the high alter and is easy to miss if you don't walk behind. It was built in 1472 by Hans Duringer and still works. It's a very large and remarkable example of the medieval clock makers skill. I could have watched it all day - so impressive.

Lots of other things to see - an ancient font, fine stained windows, a superb pulpit and an impressive high alter.

There is a small entrance fee, but it's well worth it.
Written May 24, 2013
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Anthony R
Southampton, UK51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2012 • Friends
The Marienkirche is one of the best things to visit in central Rostock. Built in the gothic style and on that site since the 13th century, the inside is one of the real historical gems in the city. It's highly recommended you get there for 12 midday to see the astronomical clock strike midday as the small statues of the disciples are blessed into Heaven by Jesus and Judas has the door to eternity slammed in his face. The lower wheels of the clock give you the position of the sun and moon as well as the dates for Easter for years into the past and future.

They ask for a small contribution to come in but it's a quick place to visit or somewhere to sit and contemplate. It's a must see.
Written June 13, 2012
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