Marienkirche
Marienkirche
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StevenKolsteren
Groningen, The Netherlands162 contributions
Jun 2020
This is the best of the seven churches in the old centre. It has many interesting art works and details, like the modern stained glass windows with the danse macabre, but especially the architecture is wonderful. Walking through the church is worth the two euros entrance: the play of lines, decoration and light through the windows. There are panels explaining the restoration issues. Outside, there is a barrel with a playful sculpture of a devil and his funny story. Think wine bar.
Written July 1, 2020
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Tulus
Amsterdam, The Netherlands30 contributions
Dec 2019
There are a lot of information panels inside the church, all very interesting - so I'd recommend to allow some time to visit. We expected to be there just a few minutes to see the shattered bells from WWII, but ended up staying about 45 minutes, captivated by the church's history. A real jewel.
Written January 5, 2020
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EllenChr
Oslo, Norway2,371 contributions
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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Eisenwanderer
Berlin, Germany111 contributions
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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Hervai Dominik
Minden, Germany16 contributions
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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Ann-Kathrin V
Nyon, Switzerland35 contributions
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
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, CA672 contributions
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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John T
Southampton, UK4,207 contributions
Jan 2018 • Solo
St. Mary's Church in Lübeck was built between 1250 and 1350. It has always been a symbol of the power and prosperity of the old Hanseatic city, and is located on the highest point of the Lübeck old town island and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage with the old town of Lübeck. It is the church of the Council of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck. The brick basilica serves as a model for the Gothic brick style of churches in the Baltic region. The building stands for medieval religiosity, the pride of Lübeck's role as "Queen of the Hanseatic League". With its 40-meter-high central nave, the church has the highest bricked brick nave in the world. The interiors include the astronomical clock of 1967, the largest mechanical church organ in the world in 1968, the baptismal font of Apengeter from 1337 and the golden wing altar from Antwerp in 1518. In a memorial chapel in the south tower of the church are the fallen bells in the night of the fire from 28th to 29th of March 1942. Really amazing, don't miss it if you visit Lubeck
Written January 6, 2018
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nini_it
Bremen, Germany225 contributions
Jun 2015 • Solo
Usually I also refuse to pay fees to enter the church, but this is just a couple of euros and it's worth it. The building is imposing and there are skeletons playing guitar on the windows (I am serious). There is the huge astrological clock, and if you go at 12:00, you'll see the little puppets in the clock, representing all people in the world, getting their blessing. It is definitely worth it, I am happy that I decided to overcome my urge not to pay, and went in.
Written June 30, 2015
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