Sankt Marien Kirche

Sankt Marien Kirche, Rostock

Sankt Marien Kirche
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olibot
Bishop Auckland, UK1,090 contributions
A lovely church
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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NemoTraveler
Aarhus, Denmark343 contributions
Astronomical clock
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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RSsydney
Sydney, Australia989 contributions
Must see site in Rostock at St Mary's Church
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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BigHugh51
Adelaide, Australia3,639 contributions
Wow – impressive huge church!
Jun 2019
We had spent a pleasant Saturday afternoon exploring Rostock’s central town area, while our cruise ship was docked in the port of Rostock.
By late afternoon, we had completed our shopping activities in the town’s main retail precinct and had begun to take in some of the sights. This was when we came across this impressive huge church, situated just off the main town’s square.
Because of its immense size, the church’s splendid architecture is best viewed from some distance so that you can take in all of the elements of the exterior of the elegant church building.
At the time of our visit, the church was not open for visitors. However, we were able to stand at the main doorway and take a look at the ornate and beautifully decorated interior which was as impressive as its exterior.
Certainly a “must visit” attraction for any tourist spending time in Rostock!
Written October 2, 2019
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Fouregas
United States5,165 contributions
Astronomical Clock from 1472
Sep 2019 • Solo
Every hour it chimes and at 12 noon, the parts moved. Right behind the altar.

Gigantic organ, beautiful stained glasses.

A must when in Rostock.
Written September 10, 2019
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reise3
689 contributions
Astronomical clock
Jun 2019
This is Rostock's largest church. Inside it has an ornate altar, a bronze baptismal font, and a historic astronomical clock with apostle procession that still has its original medieval clockwork from 1472 which still precisely functions today. It's worth seeing.
Written September 7, 2019
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Kathy S
Hampshire, UK69 contributions
worth a look at the clock
Jul 2019
easy to miss the clock which was behind the Alta. i was explaining where it was (quietly) to my friends and got a long.... lecture (in German which i didn't understand) from a lady usher. i agree we should be respectful but a simple shush would have done, she interrupted the prayer more by her lecture!. Not very welcoming
Written September 4, 2019
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JohnGalt2
Oxnard, CA744 contributions
Came for the Clock
May 2019
We walked in a grabbed a paper showing the suggested walking route through the church. At our first stop there was already a tour group being guided by someone that was very knowledgeable about the church, so we sat and listened to his interesting comments. This group went another way from our paper’s suggestion so we split off to see other areas, only to join the group later at the astronomical clock. This church was interesting to see and I bought a pamphlet to learn even more about the clock.
Written August 28, 2019
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ArtPhemister
Chattanooga, TN348 contributions
Absolutely stunning church on the square
Aug 2019
This is a beautiful Lutheran Church on the city square in Rostock. It is unusual in that it is so ornate. The clock is amazing and worth the visit on its own merits. The rest of the church is fascinating because of all the ornate wood alters. The pipe organ is also beautiful.
Written August 13, 2019
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Bernard Sanet d
Durbanville, South Africa1,549 contributions
Beautiful Church
Jun 2019 • Couples
This church is beautiful from the inside as well as the outside.Definitely worth a visit when in Rostock.
Written July 3, 2019
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