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St. Michael's Church, Hamburg

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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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  • It's an impressive building, that in contrast to many other churches isn't that old (rebuild early 1900). You have to pay to go to the tower or chambers - and are encouraged to give a donation just to...  more »
  • The church itself has quite a history. There is a small guidebook in different languages that you can buy for 4€ when you enter the church. It gives you all the info you need and will make your tour o...  more »
  • People do not go up because you don't want to pay 3 sad euros. Top looks great all Hamburg (which is not very graceful to be a city as commercial) and inside is wonderful
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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.