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Amazing woodwork

This church looks quite plain on the outside and is mostly painted white internally. However there... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2018
Stirling, United Kingdom
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mixed blessings

A beautiful ornate church in contrast to the Lutheran church of St Peter just down the road c1351... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2018
brian t
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Am Ziegenmarkt 4, 18055, Rostock, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany
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Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

This church looks quite plain on the outside and is mostly painted white internally. However there is a lot of amazing woodwork inside including a pulpit, organ, ornate doors and not forgetting the ancient clock. There is also a painting depicting Rostock following a WW2...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

A beautiful ornate church in contrast to the Lutheran church of St Peter just down the road c1351, St Marys is the opposite with a lovely interior definitely worth seeing.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

The church has a beautiful alter and pipe organ, but the most intestering feature is the astronomical clock built in 1472. The clock meaures time, moom phase, zodiac, and month.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

The beginnings of Saint Mary’s Church go back to the 13th century. As with most churches this one was renovated in the 14th century to its (reconstructed) Gothic appearance. Inside there is an amazing astronomical clock. It was manufactured in the 15th century and is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

This was the only place worth seeing on our day trip to Rostock. There really is not much to see in the town and there is graffiti everywhere. Better to stay in Warnemunde which is a nice little seaside town with shops and cafes by...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

That’s when we watched the astronautical clock chime. An elderly lady in the market square encouraged us to visit the cathedral at noon. The problem is that she was speaking with us in German but we figured it out.... If you visit Rostock, definitely visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Old churches and Cathedrals abound in Europe. This is a special one that contains some interesting and unique items. The Astronomical Clock is justifiably famous. I just missed the noon time display which I’ve hear is worth seeing. There is a crypt with an incredible...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 31, 2018

Dropped in as part of excursion from cruise ship. Very impressive and beautiful. Nice clock. Well worth it...even when cathedral fatigued.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Sankt Marien Kirche (St Mary’s Church) is the largest church in the Hanseatic city of Rostock, Germany. Heavy air raids during World War 2 meant that much of the city was destroyed, but although it suffered damage, the church was saved. It is well worth...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

I will say that when touring Europe after awhile one cathedral begins to look like the last and it is hard to remember one from the other. However, this is truly a magnificent cathedral and not only for its grandeur , but also for the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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