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Sankt Marien Kirche

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Address: Am Ziegenmarkt 4, 18055, Rostock, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany
Phone Number: +49(0)381 4923396
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Probably the must see attraction in Rostock, fabulous building with some really ornate interior fittings and the astronomical clock. Well worth the visit although can get busy so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ray P
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the must see attraction in Rostock, fabulous building with some really ornate interior fittings and the astronomical clock. Well worth the visit although can get busy so requires some time and patience.

Thank Ray P
Pune, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our main motive to visit the Church was the Astronomic Clock, The Clock is inside the Sankt Marien Church. The Church itself has its own charm with a large Organ. When we visited come parts of the Church were under Repair. We experienced the Huge Astronomic clock. You really need some one to explain how the clock works. We had... More 

Thank AnupNair87
Fort Lee, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Old Saint Marien Church is a must to walk in to! Make sure to be there before noon, to watch the astronomical clock, which is “clicking” since 1643. It is indeed an impressive beautiful peace of art.

Thank ksbh
Malmo, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very large church that could do with some repairs in addition to the repairs underway . Impressive large organ. Nice surroundings.

Thank Mia M
Westford, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very pretty church with an engineering marvel of a working astronomical clock. There is a new "mechanism" required every 130 years and one of the local Ph.Ds already has given church info for when this period elapses. Neat.

Thank JSD_West
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful Church and very peaceful (despite the many tourists ... like us). The huge organ has to be seen to be believed and the astronomical clock is pretty unique - get there early to get a good spot for 12noon for the appearance of the Apostles.

Thank ScottishTemplar
Stuart, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 403 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

This church is from the 13th Century and has survived the test of time. It is currently in the process of being refurbished and continues to serve the community as a house of worship. The highlight of this church for me was the Astronomical clock which continues to keep accurate time, date, etc. It has a series of large concentric... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

very beautiful church from 13.ct,with one of the oldest,still functioning astronomer's clock!!wow!!!!.and the high altar from1721 made by craftsman, mainly from wood..and the bronze baptismal font from 13ct...and very interesting story about men who saved the church in WW II....must see

Thank irmaZagreb
Ladera Ranch, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Went on the new Holland America's Koningsdam on a 2 week Baltic Cruise. Ship stopped in Rostock and most of the passengers took the 3 hour 15 minute bus ride into Berlin. Our group of 6 just were not into riding a bus for 6 1/2 hours that day so we just got off the ship and took the shuttle... More 

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