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St. Petri Kirche, Hamburg
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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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  • For 3. years in a row we have been 3 days in Hamburg in December We have several times been in church on our long walks around in Hamburg, in order to get the heat and rest his legs. It's great to sit in the large church and enjoy the Church space.
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  • The church itself was pretty normal, nothing extra-ordinary about that but the church tower was really nice. And if you go all the way up the 544 steps there´s a really nice view from there. In the ch...  more »
  • A wonderfull church to visit to take a break of a shopping of sightseeing trip. Open to the public to visit or sit down and think or unwind or pray. 
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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.