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Marienkirche

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Marienkirche

739 Reviews
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Marienkirche, 23552 Lubeck, Schleswig-Holstein Germany
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Lübeck Day Trip From Hamburg By Train With Private Guide And Lunch
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Lübeck Day Trip From Hamburg By Train With Private Guide And Lunch

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The Hanseatic city of Lübeck is a UNESCO World Heritage site, known for its medieval monuments and Gothic architecture. On this tour, take in all the highlights on a day trip from Hamburg and travel by train—just a 45-minute journey. On arrival, get to know the city with a private guide and enjoy a personalized itinerary tailored to your interests. Explore the Old Town on a walking tour, see the Holsten Gate and Lubeck Cathedral, and stop for lunch at a traditional restaurant.
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Vierdank wrote a review Aug 2020
Stockholm, Sweden3,733 contributions266 helpful votes
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The Marienkirche is huge (third largest in Germany) and a fine example of North German gothic brick architecture. Severley damaged by the allies during WWII, it has been restored to a point where the restoration doesn't hide the traces after the war bombings. For instance, some of the fallen bells from the tower have been left in place in pieces on the church floor. The famous composer Dietrich Buxtehude worked as an organist in this church. His fame attracted many other musicians; amongst them Johann Sebastian Bach, who walked (!) from Arnstadt (where he was organist) to meet Buxtehude in Lübeck. A distance of over 370 km... There are also some paintings in the west end by Günter Grass. Grass, famous author (The tin drum - Blechtrommel), was also a sculptor and painter and lived his last years in Lübeck. In Lübeck, "the city of seven towers", this is one of the towers not to miss out.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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EllenChr wrote a review Jul 2020
Oslo, Norway2,123 contributions465 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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saeide66 wrote a review Jul 2020
Tehran, Iran86 contributions48 helpful votes
It's one of the church in the old city of Lubeck, nice with a funny story of Evil helping to build the church.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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StevenKolsteren wrote a review Jul 2020
Groningen, The Netherlands103 contributions17 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Hervai Dominik wrote a review Apr 2020
Minden, Germany16 contributions
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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
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Date of experience: April 2020
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