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“Beautiful church with great city views”

Church of St. Michael
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This huge 18th-century cathedral is Hamburg's best known architectural landmark.
Reviewed June 27, 2014

The Church of St Michael is quite distinctive in its silhouette.Its rounded spire sports a clock.It is one of the largest Lutheran churches of Hamburg and therefore should be part of your itinerary.It is dedicated to the archangel Michael.A big statue of Michael slaying the Devil stands above the Church's front entrance and inside the church too, one finds similar figurines.The interior of the Church is magnificent in every way.White and gold feature prominently in its interiors and provide a wonderful contrast to the darkly, ornate pews.

You can take the lift or stairs up to the top of the Church steeple for a fee.I thoroughly recommend doing so, as you get panoramic views of the city, especially of the River Elbe, Elbe Philharmonic Hall, Speicherstadt and the Docks. A statue of Martin Luther stands to the left of the Church, might be of some interest to those who are interested in prominent, historical figures.

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Reviewed June 19, 2014

The place is beautiful and stands in an amazing location. The place cannot be missed in Hamburg. The church in itself is beautiful but along with that also provides with an amazing view of the city from its top. There is no entrance fee for the church but to reach the top, you have to pay an admittance charge which is not much but is totally worth it for the beautiful view you get.

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Reviewed June 18, 2014

It's looming brown dome and clock tower beckon out to greet all who visit the fair city of Hamburg. You can't miss it - you wouldn't want to... It has old-world charm, nouveau renaissance appeal, and a bold uniqueness that sets it apart from all the other chuch towers that are sprinkled in cityscapes of Hamburg and most every other European city. From a distance, it is impressive, but up close, it is a wonder. It is an architectural masterpiece, and, of course, it is a functioning church, with a massive organ, striking bells, and a spiraling tower which you can climb to get one of the best views of the entire city of Hamburg, the Elbe, the Alster, and beyond. If you ever get a chance to experience a concert here, please go - you will not be disappointed. Due to its beauty, its welcoming location, its command of the skyline, and its honored spot in Hamburg's heart, I think locals as well as visitors would agree that St. Michaelis is truly Hamburg's Most Beloved Landmark.

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Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Worth visiting and taking the elevator to the top. Not to be missed specially if the weather is good. The view is fantastic.

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Reviewed June 15, 2014

If you not afraid of heights take the elevator up the tower and get amazing views over Hamburg. The admission is 5 euros and church access is free, a must see Hamburg icon.

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