Marienkirche
Marienkirche
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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EllenChr
Oslo, Norway2,583 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
This was my favorite church in Lübeck. Greately damaged during WW2 but is now well reconstruckted. The huge atronomical clock was fascinating - so was the presentation of the «dance of death». The original was destroyed during the war, but they have reconstructions and photos which gives you an idea of it.
Unfortunately a lot of the information around is just in german. With so many tourist one would think they could afford to do some translations.
Written July 25, 2020
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Sunriver
32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Die Architektur der Kirche, die Geschichte ihrer Entstehung, des Wiederaufbaus, der Anstieg über den Südturm bis zum Glockenspiel (mit Ausprobieren), der Umgang über das Hauptgewölbe (unglaubliche Architektur) bis zum Dachreiter mit atemberaubendem Blick über die Stadt bis zum Horizont. Tiefe Ergriffenheit.
Ein Muss für jeden, der in Lübeck ist.

Ein herzlicher Dank an die Guides. So geht Geschichte live.

The architecture of the church, the history of its origin, the reconstruction, the ascent over the south tower up to the carillon (with trying out), the walk over the main vault (incredible architecture) up to the ridge turret with a breathtaking view over the city to the horizon. Deeply moving.
A must for anyone in Lübeck.

Many thanks to the guides. This is how history goes live.
Written January 1, 2023
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MarcusHurley
Calne, UK10,280 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This is a huge church but it's crammed into the streets nearby so it's difficult to get an idea of the scale. Inside the church is vast - apparently the largest brick built vault in the world. The interior is whitewashed and then decorated but in a very understated way. There are a few small chapels to the side, an interesting altarpiece (I think), a recreated astronomical clock and World War 1 memorial. Definitely worth a visit to see the wealth of the Hanseatic merchants.
Written November 4, 2022
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Eisenwanderer
Berlin, Germany112 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This church is super interesting but without a guide I would fear one would not get all the historical significance. Read up on it. Not sure if there is an audio guide but worth a visit. Go see the triptych behind the alter. Super interesting
Written March 4, 2020
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sandra523
London, UK853 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
This church is worth paying the money to go and see inside. You’ll find all sorts of treasures, quirky sculptures, and beautiful frescoes.
Outside, you’ll find the devil sitting waiting his turn to visit
Written July 4, 2023
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Hervai Dominik
Minden, Germany22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020 • Friends
fabulous church! it’s incredible how big and with what kind of development you’re built!
remnants of war have survived. looking dreamy anywhere. special church with many curiosities.
many skulls appear in the church, which makes the church tour very special
Written April 30, 2020
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liverpool1023
London, UK1,106 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Situated next to the town hall in the nucleus of the old town. This church was heavily restored after the devastation of the Second World War. At the base of the southern tower the church bells have been left in situ where they crashed to the bottom. The church has frescoed walls, a number of beautiful alternative pieces and a restored clock.
Written February 11, 2024
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Ann-Kathrin V
Nyon, Switzerland30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Friends
I'm chocked by the comments like no particular emotions and that people are not going in because there is an entrance fee.
If you know the history of this church you have to feel something. And I personally think that 2 Euros is not to much to visit (there are a lot of costs for renovation).
It was built between 1250 and 1350, so it's over 600 years old. and what is remarkable is that St. Mary's epitomizes north German Brick Gothic and set the standard for about 70 other churches in the Baltic region, making it a building of enormous architectural significance. It has the tallest brick vault in the world, the height of the central nave being 38.5 metres (126 ft).
In 1942 it was nearly entirely destroyed by bombing, you can still see the remains of the broken bells in the south tower which fell to the ground in the fire of 1942. Lots of people remember at that place those fallen during the war and the graves left in the east.
Other intersting fact: Bach played the orgue in this church aswell as Buxtehude (probably not that famous to most people).
For me personally the most beautiful church-the atmosphere is very intense-sit down and breathe history.
Written December 8, 2014
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Alejandro T
Tijuana56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2011 • Couples
This has to be a must while in Lübeck, not because of the importance of this church for the city but for all what it has been through, a marvelous reconstructed area while well maintained areas giving its best of this historical landmark.

The frescos, the bombing memorial and the ceiling are a phew features you don't want to miss. Also, there's always a tourist guide inside the church willing to help you with your questions.
Written July 18, 2011
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MVCA0Traveler
Mission Viejo, CA663 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
The pipe organ history is the reason we visited this church. But there is certainly a lot more history and things to see in the church. Enjoyed all the displays about the history.

The church had a famous organist, Buxtehude, from 1668 to 1797. J.S. Bach visited the church in 1705 to study and learn from Buxtehuda.

Much of the church was destroyed in WW II, but they have done a marvelous job of restoration.

Worth a visit to see and learn about it's history,
Written November 6, 2019
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