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St. Petri Kirche, Hamburg

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#6 of 17 in Historic Sites in Hamburg
Church Tourist Spot
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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  • Monumental Church, beautiful inside and out. Restored in 1853, after floods, just suffered damage in the bombing, so it is shown in a perfect state of conservation.
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  • The St. Petri is a really impressive churches church buildings. It is one of the major Churches of Hamburg.
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  • There is no admission fee separately and still allow this kind of worship, church interior is not simple nor too flashy plain but neat side right near the Town Hall
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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.
  • Good place for praying.
  • 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...
  • Nice to visit and great looking from the outside.
  • Great church

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