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St. Petri Kirche, Hamburg
(4.5/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
Enter St. Petri Kirche to see important examples of religious art from the 15th and 17th centuries. The church's tall bell tower looks across the city of Hamburg, while its iconic lion-head door handles greet visitors entering the west wing. The Gothic structure dates to the 12th century, though much older religious buildings formerly occupied the site. Although its exterior is rather unimpressive, the building houses several major artworks, including a mural from the 15th century. Two oil paintings by artist Gottfried Libalt represent well-known biblical scenes, including the birth of Christ. Carefully restored after a devastating acid attack in 1977, these pieces represent major expressions of religious art produced in the 17th century. Plan your St. Petri Kirche visit and explore what else you can see and do in Hamburg using our Hamburg vacation planner.
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  • Church, as all the monuments of the city, with history. A church that was built over the remains of the Church of Santa Maria, which had been destroyed even on 9 occasions. San Pedro in principle would have two towers, and much larger than it is in reality, but by an agreement with Bremen, which had lent them money and they refused to have a church of those characteristics, the Church was left with only a tower. Inside it is relatively modern, since it suffered a fire in the 42, and has nothing particularly relevant to point out, for my taste.
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  • Lovely with a little peace and quiet we have horizontal in the city throughout the day. KL is now 18. It's dark, and it's cold. So, it is so great to sit in and relax a bit in the warm Church, while the man turns on a light for the family. And just think, we were fortunate to hit a pianist who played classical music on the grand piano near the altar. Though.
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  • A beautiful and quiet place for break, beautiful glass window, clear and quite simple church with beautiful details.
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  • A must-see in Hamburg. The architecture is not as spectacular as the of St.Michel Church. However, the bell-tower offers a spectacular view over the city center. Hardly any building in Hamburg can have this view.
  • Nice to visit and great looking from the outside.
  • Great church
  • Fantastic view from the tower. Not many people know about the opportunity to climb it. It's city center, from there you can see almost everything...
  • Really nice to visit.