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St. Petri Kirche, Hamburg

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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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  • The tower is very impressive from the outside, but there is no air movement in the upper part, and it gets very hot if the sun is shining. There are only small round glassed windows to check the view....  more »
  • For €3 you can ascend the church tower up till 123 m above the ground. No elevator, so a bit of a climb! It will lead you to a fantastic sight of the whole city, as you can peak out of windows in ever...  more »
  • If you are tired of the too many people on Mönckenbergerstrasse, you just drop in and you will have a very peaceful rest.  more »
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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