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St. Michael's Church, Hamburg

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Architectural Building Religious Site
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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  • There is an elevator to bring you up to the tower, but climbing the stairs are also a good option. And on the top you can climb a few steps higher to take photos from above the bars. At the entrance t...  more »
  • Go up to the top. Lots of stairs. Good work out :) you can also use the elevator. Great view of the city. 5euro.  more »
  • It is a must. We loved this church and you can't leave the city without paying a visit! Next to the church don't miss a stop at the Frau Vogel shop. The lady there is very nice and friendly and we bou...  more »
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  • This is probably the most famous church of the city and can be viewed from a distance. It has three large church organs; one of which is really huge. As with all churches in Hamburg, the architecture is really impressive. There is a statue of Martin Luther outside the church.
  • The best church tower in town to look around. There is even a lift for the not so fit tourists. At the top there is planty of space. You can buy tickets from the machine, you don't have to queue if you prefer to pay by card. I think the crypt is not so interesting.
  • Saint Michael's Church is one of the city's most famous buildings. Its baroque architecture is stunning. The views of the city from the top are great. However, there are many churches of the same kind in Germany as this one isn't particularly outstanding.
  • Hamburg's most beautiful church, just a short walk from the harbourside. Nice views from the top. A must see!
  • Breath-taking. They also offer/accepts salts of the world - if that makes any sense haha