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St. Michael's Church, Hamburg
(4.5/5 based on 2,400+ reviews on the web)
The emblematic 132 m (433 ft) Baroque spire of St. Michael's Church 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 St. Michael's Church a part of your Hamburg vacation plans using our Hamburg holiday planner.
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  • Beautiful church. When we were there there was just a rehearsal of the choir, we could sit on the benches quietly listening. A fun experience in a beautiful church with good acoustics. The shops in the neighborhood are pricey just like the dining options so you can better anywhere else food and shopping (there is 1 shop with nice original souvenirs, which sits on the corner opposite).
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  • Visited here alone on a cold January day and was stunned by the beautiful architecture and very peaceful atmosphere. A church brimming with history it was a magnificent experience. 
  • By sailors considered the lighthouse of the city, since it was the first tower which they saw when entering water. Outside it hits its Tower and the image of the Archangel Michael that there is in the main entrance, but inside... is totally white and practically only adorned by Golden details, that if you have 3 different sizes bodies beautiful, if you have the opportunity to worship hours, and make them sound, is worth staying awhile to listen to them.
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  • The church is beautiful and it provides a fantastic panorama view of the city! Don't worry about the endless stairs, there's an elevator you can take, and maybe walk down enjoying different city views on the way down.
  • Amazing , magnificent church . Especially you should see the view of Hamburg from the top 👍👍👍 There is a lift and not expensive .
  • Just beautiful. You have to go to the top of the tower, the view is just magnificent.
  • You can watch all the city. I recommend you visit this place.
  • Beautiful view all over the city. There is lift to the top of tower, but you should go down by stairs to look around inside tower.