Church of St. Michael, Hamburg

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The emblematic 132 m (433 ft) Baroque spire of Church of St. Michael is completely covered in copper. For centuries, this prominent feature of the city's skyline has been a landfall mark for ships sailing up the Elbe river. Relatively simple outside yet surprisingly opulent inside, the church features a large bronze statue above its main entrance showing Archangel Michael conquering the devil. Be sure to enter the crypt, which has an exhibit narrating the city's long history. Try to plan your visit for a sunny day for the best views from the church's tower. You'll find easy access by stairs or elevator. This city landmark hosts frequent concerts and other cultural events. Make Church of St. Michael a centerpiece of your Hamburg vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Hamburg online route planner .
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  • The ascent of Michel in Hamburg (also an elevator drive) is a must is the Michel, one of the landmarks of the city. But also a look at the Interior of the Church and the crypt. There are 4 stars because the price of 5 euros per person for the visit of the Tower I (children pay less) find somewhat overpriced.
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  • Came in the morning, when we got rang bells, and afterwards played the trumpet out of a window. It was super beautiful. Unique construction, beautiful views of the whole of Hamburg. Take the stairs up, it gives a wild experience and insight into how much the Church is.
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  • The St. Michael's Church is a jewel inside and outside, exemplary restored after the Kriegsbeschädingungen. Baroque interior. A visit to the observation deck of the tower is in fine weather to recommend!
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  • A lot of steps up the tower which we climbed (woo!) but would suggest the lift for most people. Amazing views despite the fact it was super windy and raining when we were up there! The main room is also stunning.
  • Spectacular. A must see in Hamburg. 4 Euro to climb or take the elevator to the top, and another 2 euro to see the crypt. The views at the top are spectacular, but it is freezing up there in winter so dress appropriately. The information displays on the way up to the top need to be redone. In the crypt you are walking directly on the gravestones, there is no effort to preserve the stone engravings which I find very strange. I would give the crypt a 3 star, nothing amazing and would not really recommend it.
  • Beautiful and massive church. You can go to the top of the tower and the crypt. View of Hamburg from the top was amazing. Ticket to go to the top is 5 💶. There is an elevator that takes you to the top - almost 109 metres. They also had a combined ticket to the tower and crypt for 7 Euro.
  • Beautiful church. The service is worth attending. I recommened to tale the stairs to the top of the church tower. The view from the tower is magnificent.
  • The Michel is a very beautiful church and when you are in HH don't miss it. From the top you have an amazing view. Yes you might pay for the lift but it is worth it.
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